CALLING ALL TEACHERS TO RUN AN HOUR OF CODE
The annual global ‘Hour of Code’ campaign and Computer Science Education Week is kicking off on in December and we want as many kids in New Zealand to get to take part as possible.
OMGTech! is once again partnering with Microsoft New Zealand and other computer education groups to run the events, which are all about raising awareness of the ‘Hour of Code’ opportunity to teach coding to thousands of Kiwi students around the country, via online tutorials at Code.org.
OMGTECH! would love to run an Hour of Code workshop in your school!
As part of Computer Science Education Week, 4-10 December OMGTech! will partner with Microsoft and other tech companies to support the delivery of Hour of Code events in schools at no cost.
Event Date: 3 to 9 December - Choose a day of your preference during the week - Morning, afternoon or whole day sessions available
Who For: Hour of code sessions are for 5 - 14 year olds.
How many: We can facilitate class groups or larger school groups
Event Cost: Free
What we will provide:
Tech experts to lead the workshop. They will be able to talk to your students about jobs in tech in NZ and support the class in an individual student led hour of code activity
We can provide laptops to a limited number of schools.
CODE IN TE REO ... KA RAWE!
In 2016, OMGTech! in conjunction with Microsoft made Hour of Code available in Te Reo for the first time ever!
To access it go to https://code.org/minecraft, and at the bottom of the page, click on the language drop-down and select Māori (New Zealand).
The tutorial introduces players to basic coding within the fun and familiar environment of the Minecraft world.