What is the DCU IOE Hour of Code Project?
The DCU IOE Hour of Code Project is aimed at 4th Year B.Ed students. These final year B.Ed students will be tasked with facilitating an Hour of Code in a primary school, during the months of November and December 2019, with a class from 2nd – 6th.
Once students have identified the class that they will carry out the lesson with, they will register through an online form and confirm that they have got permission of the class teacher and school principal.
The Hour of Code lessons carried out in schools by the students and will focus on the use of Minecraft Tutorials available at code.org/minecraft.
What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week in the United States. This year, December 9-15, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round…more