Celebrating Hour of Code

LagosMums is going to Celebrate the hour of code as part of the Computer Science Education Week this year with flexible one-hour coding activities that can be completed online with a device, or offline and unplugged.

Students stand to gain the most from technology, and every student deserves the tools to succeed.

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The Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire students to learn computer science. As well as to advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.

CS First is an initiative of Google for Education which; offers a free computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn.

was built by educators who wanted a tool that allowed every teacher to teach computer science, even if they weren’t tech experts. As a result, they developed a curriculum that made it easy to teach the basics.

There are two beginner classes being offered during the Hour of Code by LagosMums.

1. Code Your Hero

In this module, students will choose an everyday hero from their own lives and build a story or game using code that gives their hero superpowers. The learning outcomes include learning about computer science and Scratch. At the end of the hour of code, the child would have been able to turn an everyday hero into a superhero.

2. Create your own Google logo

In this module, students will bring the Google logo to life using code, utilizing programming and design. The learning outcomes includes learning about computer science and Scratch. In addition the students will learn how to use loops, events, and sequencing to design and animate a Google logo.

How to Sign Up for the Hour of Code

  1. Go to g.co/CSFirst
  2. Click “Sign in” in the top right
  3. Select “I am a student
  4. Click “Enter class code
  5. Enter class code crv8tm
  6. From here, students can create a CS First account or use an existing one. Usernames and passwords of your students will show up on this page.
  7. Classes will kick off on Monday 7th of December 2020

Read more here about why your child should learn to code.

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