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Computer Science Education Week is this week

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So as we wish Grace Hopper, an early computer programmer and developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language, a happy 107th birthday, we also celebrate the first day of Computer Science Education Week.

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org is producing CSEdWeek for the first time this year. Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education with the vision that computer science should be part of the core curriculum in every school.

The mission is get students to “Learn an Hour of Code.” Different tutorials are available. For any browser, especially older ones, there is making a Christmas card. Middle Schoolers can learn Javascript with a modern browser. There is even a tutorial if there is no device or internet. In My Robotic Friends, Thinkersmith has the students using a pre-defined "Robot Vocabulary" that they will then figure out how to guide each other to accomplish specific tasks without discussing them first. This lesson teaches children the connection between symbols and actions, as well as the invaluable skill of debugging.

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