Hour of Code 2015 πŸ’»οΈ

Hour of Code 2015 πŸ’»οΈ

So this week, I signed up as a technical volunteer for the Hour of Code.


Code.org is sponsoring a whole week (December 7th to 13th) of CS education through their Hour of Code event.

Hour of Code


Hour of Code 2015 - Banner

Quite a few schools reached out to me, but, of course, I couldn’t volunteer with some of them due to constraints in my class schedule or because they were just too far away.

I, along with an ODU student, decided to go ahead and even attend a Professional Development Workshop for the Hour of Code so we could be better prepared to assist the kids. The session was held at CAML Academy in North Carolina and was roughly 3.5 hours away.Thankfully, it was a Saturday.

Professional Development Workshop

Professional Development Workshop

I got a certificate for attending!

Certificate of Completion - Code.org

And free swag!


So in the end, I decided to volunteer throughout the week for 4 different schools: Bethel High School, Sedgefield Elementary School,Β John B. Dey Elementary School, and Tallwood Elementary School.

Hour of Code - Banner

I created two different presentations, one for high schoolers and one for elementary schoolers.


Hour of Code Presentations

High School Version

At Bethel High School, I presented and helped out with 3 classes that were all taught by Mrs. Ai Choo Ashe. I gave a roughly 30-minute presentation to each class using the slides below. The classes were related to digital media/game development/animation so the students were learning how to use software like GameMaker & Adobe Photoshop. I gave away all my free swag I got from Code.org to Mrs. Ashe because she deserved it. I kept the water bottle and a sticker, though. They were too useful to pass up.

Elementary School Version

At Sedgefield Elementary School, I gave a presentation to a class of 3rd graders on why it’s important to learn how to code. The teachers in charge were so nice and supportive of the kids. I found it funny how much more the 3rd graders participated than the high schoolers, but hey.


Bethel High School #HourOfCode

Here I’m helping a high schooler out.

Helping Out

Codecademy

Codecademy

Touch Develop

Touch Develop

Agar.io Mock

Agar.io Mock

John B. Dey Elementary School #HourOfCode

Drag & Drop Blocks on Code.org

John B. Dey Elementary - Hour of Code

Joshua helping crack Frozen puzzles

John B. Dey Elementary - Hour of Code

John & I helping students who are stuck

John B. Dey Elementary - Hour of Code

Mentor (Chris) & Mentee

John B. Dey Elementary - Hour of Code

She uploaded these pictures to her class website as well!

Tallwood Elementary School #HourOfCode

Shy but resilient!

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

Flappy Bird

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

Figuring it out

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

Group Photo

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

Proud lad

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

Most excited fellow

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

Joshua with school principal!

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

She raced through!

Tallwood Elementary - Hour of Code

Sedgefield Elementary School #HourOfCode

Hour of Code – Sedgefield

Hour of Code - Sedgefield

Hour of Code – Sedgefield

Hour of Code - Sedgefield

Hour of Code – Sedgefield

Hour of Code - Sedgefield

Hour of Code – Sedgefield

Hour of Code - Sedgefield


If you’d like access to the Keynote files to show to your class, please contact me and I will happily send them to you.


High School

Regular Version

Hour of Code 2015 - High School - Short Version

Published December 7, 2015, in Education This is a shorter version of the Hour of Code presentation I made for high school students at Bethel High School. — …

Shorter Version

Hour of Code 2015 - High School - Short Version

Published December 7, 2015, in Education This is a shorter version of the Hour of Code presentation I made for high school students at Bethel High School. — …

Elementary School

Volunteering Alone Version

Hour of Code 2015 - Elementary School

Published December 8, 2015, in Education I gave a presentation to elementary school students on why they should learn how to code for Code.org’s Hour of Week. …

Volunteering with Group Version

Hour of Code 2015 - Elementary School - Group Version

Published December 10, 2015, in Education This is the presentation I gave to second-graders at John B. Dey Elementary School. It’s an alternate version since t…