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Computer Science Education Week - Bringing Hour of Code to Idaho: December 4 - 10
 
Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career. It’s the art of blending human ideas and digital tools. Computer scientists’ work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more. That’s why Idaho STEM Action Center, Idaho Digital Learning Academy, the Idaho Technology Council, the Micron Foundation, and Idaho National Laboratory are challenging all Idaho students, teachers and parents to an “Hour of Code.”
 
Do something fun and rewarding and participate in an “Hour of Code” through one of the fun tutorials. Oh and by the way…all participants are eligible to WIN AN iPAD MINI or an Amazon Gift Card compliments of Idaho Digital Learning and the STEM Action Center!
 
What is an Hour of Code? It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science where ANYONE can learn the basics. Check out the Hour of Code website at hourofcode.org.
Educators, if you would like to host an Hour of Code at your school sign up here: hourofcode.com/us to announce your event and if you would like to ask for an industry mentors to volunteer in your classroom or school for an Hour of Code please complete this link: Request for Hour of Code Volunteer We are pleased to be working with the Idaho Digital Learning Academy in connecting industry personnel as mentors to schools throughout Idaho.
 
If you know of someone who would like to mentor for the Hour Code please share this link:  Volunteer to Mentor Hour of Code
 
Every Idaho student, teacher, parent, and others who completes an "Hour of Code" through Code.org may enter into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card or an iPad mini! There will be four (4) gift card winners chosen across four categories; PreK-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade and Adult category (Administrator, Teacher or Parent) and one (1) grand prize winner of an iPad Mini chosen from all categories. Enter to win here:  2017 "Hour of Code" Promotion

Everyone in this country should learn how
to program a computer because it teaches
you how to think -Steve Jobs