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What are you doing to promote the Hour of Code?

2014 December 4
by HISD Communications

We live in a world surrounded by technology. Whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. That’s why HISD is asking for your support in helping our kids start to take charge of the wired world during the Hour of Code event next week, December 8-14.

Sponsored by, the Hour of Code is a first step in addressing the need for computer science education in our schools. The event aims to give students their first taste of coding via a series of engaging tutorials.

The event is free, the prep work is minimal, and the curriculum has already been prepared. There are a number of options, including a series of online tutorials and some “unplugged” options for classrooms with limited computer access. Go to for more information and to register your school or classroom for a chance to win prizes. Just this week, Kolter Elementary won $10,000 worth of laptops for registering every teacher on their campus.

To help spread the word about the importance of coding and to create a “buzz” on social media, we want HISD teachers, schools, and students to share coding pictures and posts during the week of December 8-14 using the #HISDecoded hashtag. Also share your plans for the Hour Code by sending an email to Members of the district’s Communications team will share your ideas on the district’s website and social media channels.

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