"The Hour of Code" will be a week long event, which will begin Dec. 9th, 2013 to Dec. 13th, 2013. During this weeklong event various locations across the country will be participating and educating youth in computer science, programming and coding. As we all know the world is moving into a more technological state, it has become a major part of society and the way we live. This is also an abundantly growing field not only of study but a growing career field.
It is our job as adults, and educators to acknowledge and inform the younger generation of the technological advances surrounding our society, the benefits of technology use, and teach a firm understanding of technology programming and coding. It is an even far more important duty of ours to share the knowledge, new or old, on these technological advances and participant in this growing phenomenon and movement.
The YDI Computer Clubhouse to host "the Hour of Code" within our facility the week of December 9th, 2013 through December 13th, 2013; one (1) hour a day. This event will be aimed at youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. During this event, we will go over the important and statistical facts of the growing interest/field(s) of programming/coding and STEM.
We will also be utilizing a few websites for the instructional portion of programming/coding: www.codeacademy.com and scratch.mit.edu. Code Academy is very user friendly, and is a step by step coding site, which participants can use in and outside the clubhouse free of charge. This teaches them all the basic fundamentals to coding using HTML, and works the member up to the more advanced forms of coding and programming. Scratch by MIT Media Lab, is an web based programming/coding animation site; this too is very user friendly, it teaches members the fundamentals of programming and coding of animations, not just HTML.