PLEASE share this with your community.
This is the primary handout and participation guide for community organizations to learn about the Hour of Code, and suggestions on how to organize an event.
This Hour of Code "Walkthrough" video explains exactly what's involved in offering the Hour of Code in your classroom or after school program. If you're planning on participating in the Hour of Code, or if you have any questions, watch it!
(Can't play it online? Download a local copy to watch offline)
Print these posters (ideally on a color printer, or on nice, large poster paper at Kinko's), and hang it up where participants can see it.
The Code.org videos have been tested and proven to resonate with people of all ages. There is a 1-minute version and a 5-minute version.
If you run a club or an organization, send this email to your entire membership to urge them to participate in an Hour of Code.
Subject: The Hour of Code campaign
Our world is surrounded by technology. Information, commerce, communication, and entertainment all rely on computers. But only a tiny fraction of us learn computer science, the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps, or web sites.
This year, to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9-15), we're joining a massive campaign to prepare our population for the 21st century.
The Hour of Code campaign has an audacious goal: to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science. I encourage all of you to participate, in two ways:
1) We want every member touched by our organization to participate as students in December - we should all spend one hour to learn the basics of computer science
2) If you're a parent, recruit your school to participate - ask your teacher or principal.
See http://hourofcode.org for details. Sign up to participate!
Here is a sample Op-Ed that you can edit and submit to a local paper to help promote CSEdWeek and the Hour of Code.