Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with the 12 Days of Code  

Design an iPhone game. Track Santa’s movements. Animate text. Those are just a few of the ways students can participate in  Computer Science Education Week , which is Dec.  3-9.

The HISD Instructional Technology team has shared the 12 Days of Code with an activity board  that allows students to engage in a new coding experience every day.

The activities in these three calendars for elementary, middle, and  high school  include lessons such as designing web pages with HTML, creating a virtual pet, developing interactive art, and even teaching a robot to make crepes.

HISD’s 12 Days of Code coincides with  Computer Science Education Week, which is Dec.  3-18. During this time, students and the greater HISD community are encouraged to join the worldwide movement and try one hour of coding as an introduction to computer science.  Through this  “Hour of Code,”  students are challenged to think critically and solve problems as they learn the basics of computer programming.

“Computer science education helps create skills beyond programming,” said Annie Wolfe, officer of Curriculum and Development. “It supports the development of an engaged, empowered, and well-rounded student.”

After completing an hour of code on the 12 Days of Code activity board, participants can scroll down to get a certificate of completion. Send pictures of your campus coding activities to  news@houstonisd.org, or post your coding event and a selfie with your certificate on social media using #HISDecoded.