Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career – everybody can benefit from learning the basics. There are predicted to be 1,000,000 unfilled jobs in computing by the year 2020! For more statistics like these, go to Code.org’s website
What is an Hour of Code? It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. To learn more and to find out how your school can participate, visit Code.org’s website at http://csedweek.org/
See highlights of Broward Schools computer science initiative: #BrowardCODES
Code.org (http://code.org) and Computer Science Education Week’s (http://csedweek.org/) websites provide many, many information, tutorials, ideas, and resources to get started in computer science for K-12.
Exactly as it sounds, plugged means you are learning or actually coding using a computer. Here are some links to get you started:
What do you mean you can’t learn computer science without a computer? Yes, you can! Here are some resources for you to teach your students unplugged computer science: