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| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

If the summer holidays prevented your students from celebrating Computer Science Week in December last year, you and your students can log onto http://hourofcode.com/us right now.

‘Hour of Code’ is a worldwide campaign intended to popularise science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in schools at minimum cost. So far, the campaign has involved over 15 million participants from 180 countries.

Hour of Code boasts some impressive additional statistics, such as getting over 10 million girls to try computer science for the first time in 2013. The movement is organised by Code.org, a non-profit organisation comprising a coalition of partners including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the American College Board.

Should your school not have computers, this year Code.org developed computer-free tutorials as well. The organisation’s so confident that schools will be become hooked that it also offers free curricula for grades 0-12, including online and hands-on lessons.

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