In a bid to give every student across the nation the chance to learn about computer science, a nationwide campaign is giving educators the tools to provide an Hour of Code instruction in their classrooms.
By going to code.org/educate/hoc, teachers can access support to help teach basic code — from preparation to certificates they can print for students completing the exercises. Free student tutorials can be done on browsers, tablets, smartphones and “unplugged.”
Organizers cite Arizona as one of 23 states where computer science counts towards credits needed to graduate from high school. However, no computer science curriculum standards have been set. To learn more, a fact sheet is available at code.org/files/states/AZ.pdf.