Day of Code

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During a Day of Code, Skillpoint takes over an entire school or housing community. Each day is broken up into hour long coding activities focusing on: Scratch, Scratch Jr., Makey Makey, CSUnplugged and code.org/learn. Not only do our Days of Code provide hands-on access to computer science education for youth, they train teachers in the resources available in computer science education. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

Learn more about the activities students would participate in: 

Scratch
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Scratch Jr.
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5 and up) to create their own interactive stories and games.

Makey Makey
Makey Makey is an invention kit that encourages people to find creative ways to interact with their computers, by using every day objects as a replacement for keyboards and mice. With the Makey Makey, you could replace your space key with a banana, use play-doh to move and click your mouse, or high-five your best friend to advance PowerPoint slides.

CSUnplugged
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

code.org/learn
code.org/learn teaches computer science through  games, tutorials, and online courses.

 

Bring a Day of Code to Your School!

Contact Amanda Longtain at alongtain@skillpointalliance.org.