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2017 Hour of Code

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2017 Hour of Code

December 4–10, 2017

The National Writing Project is joining Code.org to support the Hour of Code . The largest initiative of its kind, the Hour of Code is a campaign to recruit tens of millions of students to try programming for one hour during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10).

Join the National Writing Project, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the College Board, and over 100 other individuals and organizations to make history.

Calling All Students—Ages 4–104

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. This is a chance to make sure your students will be on the forefront of creating the technology of the future, not just using it. Make a difference for your students at http://hourofcode.com/ .

What's the Hour of Code?

It's a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show students that everyone can learn the basics. Code.org will provide tutorials that require no prior experience and can be done on a browser, on a smartphone, or even "unplugged." Teachers of all disciplines: Start planning to host an Hour of Code by reviewing the how-to guide .

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