You can code: Get started with these resources
Why participate? According to Code.org, there is an explosion of computer science careers available, but not enough people to fill them. Additionally, the digital shift in our culture requires more creators of technology than just consumers.
Resources to get started at home
Even if you can't make it to one of Anythink's Hour of Code™ programs, there are a number of resources to help you get started at home. To make coding more accessible, Code.org and others have gamified coding to introduce people of all skill sets to the various computer languages. For example, instead of typing you can move blocks to create a sequence of commands. Check out Code.org/learn to try your hand at some fun games.
Many other wesbites have joined in Hour of Code by creating games and interactive videos that teach computer science. Khan Academy teaches interactive classes that cover the basics of wesbite design. Tynker, like Code.org, provides a range of game types for all ages. You can also get creative with Scratch, an interactive platform from MIT that allows you design your own game, animation or story that you can share with others across the globe.
Moreover, if you would like to advocate for more computer science education in your community, Code.org provides templates to send to parents, teachers, principals, and government officials.
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