Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hour of Code

This is a post for the Student Blogging Challenge! Let's get coding!

Hour of Code is an annual event to promote Computer Science. According to their website: 

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2018 Computer Science Education Week will be December 3-7, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). 
We're starting Hour of Code and changing the name to Hours of Code!
Thank you, Hadi Partovi for creating this project!

Computer Science week coincides with the birthdays of two computer science pioneers. A pioneer is a person who is one of the first to enter a field of study or explore a new area of thought. 

1. Ada Lovelace, born in England on December 10, 1815, is considered the world's first computer programmer.

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    2.  Grace Hopper, whose birthday is December 9, 1906, was an American computer programmer and Navy rear admiral. She contributed to the development of the COBOL language and is credited with popularizing the term "computer bug" in the programming community. 

    Grace Hopper said, "To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge."

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One of the important things about problem-solving is persevering. Sometimes you try an algorithm, or list of steps used to solve a problem,  and it fails, adjust your algorithm. Try again! This strategy is called trial and error.

The class signed into our Hour of Code class. 

We needed our secret image to sign in! What a cute array! 

Let the coding begin!

photo by Ms. Tulbure

We even showed our second grade buddies how to code!

What are you enjoying about the Hour of Code?

What skills have you learned?

What can you do with coding?


  1. Dear Ms. Tulbure,

    I have learned that with coding you can create some games. I think Hour of Coding is fun and interesting, because we get to create things on the computer. Have you ever learned to code?

    1. Dear Spencer, I learned to code and I really enjoy trying to finish levels on the coding website. When something goes wrong I try again until I finish. I learned that with coding you can create websites.Did you know that grace hopper helped create the first commercial electronic computer. Have you ever heard of Grace Hopper? Do you admire her ?

  2. hi Ms, Tulbure,
    What you did in this post was a complete and informative history about eagerness to programming.
    I hope the students use this skill more than fun and improve their programming knowledge.
    Mr Hadi is an Iranian (my compatriot) clever expert in computer science.


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  3. Dear Ms, Tulbure, I like coding because you have to estimate how you get to the ending. My second grade buddy did really good estimating to get to the end.I felt really proud of him. I think coding is very fun!!! From, Wyatt

  4. Dear Ms. Tulbure,
    Today is my lucky day. Mercia made me the most delicious omelette I ever ate. She used two eggs,cheese, bacon and avocados in the recipe. The smell of the bacon filled the room and it was fun seeing her make the omelette. I so appreciated the surprise breakfast. Has anyone made something special for you?

  5. Dear Spencer,
    I have learned coding but I still like to learn more about it. So far I have learned to draw shapes and create pirate vs. ninja games with coding. What have you learned to make this year?
    From Benny

  6. Dear Victoria
    I'm going to ask you some questions today.What is your favorite food?Mine is hamburger because the flavor is so good!What is your favorite drink?Mine is sprite because it is so bubble!Next question.What do you like to do on your Acer. My favorite thing to do on my Acer is play typing games because it helps me type. movie.Mine is Zapped