The first step in the organizations efforts as regards the curriculum of schools was to work with US school districts to add computer programming as a class. Most US schools did not have a course code for computer sciences, in order for schools to be able to offer coding as a class. After this, the next step was to create free online teaching and learning materials for schools to use if instituting computer science classes.By 2014, Code.org had launched computer courses in thirty US school districts to reach about 5% of all the students in US public schools (about two million students),and by 2015, Code.org had trained about 15,000 teachers to teach computer sciences, able to reach about 600,000 new students previously unable to learn computer coding, with large percentages of those being either female or minorities.To date, Code.org has prepared over 72,000 educators to teach computer science.
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In late February 2013, a month after launch, they released a video featuringMark ZuckerbergBill GatesJack Dorsey, and other programmers and entrepreneurs on the importance of learning to code.Two weeks after the launch,TechCrunchreported that the video had gone viral and received a lot of positive attention.Partovi raised about $10 million for Code.org from various tech companies and tech company founders.In 2014, Code.org posted a one-hour tutorial to build and customize aFlappy Birdvideo game using the sites block visual programming language.Code.org has also created coding programs revolving around characters from the Disney filmFrozen,in addition toAngry Birds, andPlants vs. Zombies.In December 2014, Code.org held a successfulcampaign that raised over $5 million to help educate school children.Overall, about 100 million students have been reached by Code.org efforts.On November 16, 2015,Microsoftannounced a partnership with Code.org to launchMinecraftas a tutorial to teach kids how to code.
According to its website, Code.org has the following goals:
Harnessing the collective power of the tech community to celebrate and grow C.S. education worldwide
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Bringing Computer Science classes to everyK12school in the United States, especially in urban and rural neighborhoods.
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Taylor, Colleen (February 26, 2013).Watch Zuck, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, & Others In Short Film To Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code.
FRANK CATALANO (February 5, 2015).Code.org takes sides on dueling bills promoting computer science in Washington State. Geek Wire.
Nieva, Richard (February 26, 2013).Code.org has launched a meaningful attempt at education reform. Lets hope the star-power helps.
TAYLOR SOPER (June 3, 2015).Code.org inks 11 new partnerships to help expand computer science education. Geek Wire.
Lyndsey Layton (January 15, 2014).Successful Hour of Code Computer Tutorials Prompts Effort to Change School Policies (Posted 2014-01-15 03:36:34); Digital Advocates Translate Hour of Code into Educational Movement. The Washington Post.
In February 2016, Code.org won the award for Biggest Social Impact at the Annual Crunchies Awards.By September 2016, Code.org founder Hadi Partovi was recognized as a Top 30 Education Leader by the Center for Digital Education.In December 2016, Code.org was recognized by the NASDAQ market by opening the stock market.
April 28, 2014.Steve Jobs Death Inspired Goal To Get Kids Coding. NPR Tell Me More.
Is Code.org Too Soulless To Make an Impact?.
Jessice Guynn (September 10, 2015).Code.org trains 15,000 teachers in computer science. USA Today.
Writing forSan Jose Mercury News, Mike Cassidy praised Code.org and the Hour of Code, writing: A publicity stunt is what we need.John Dvorakwas critical of the Hour of Code in an article forPC Magazine. Dvorak wrote: I see it as a ploy to sell more computers in schools.
Tickle, Glen (January 22, 2013).Code.org Says Hello, World to Get Everybody Coding.
Learn to code at Apple stores across the world.
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Empson, Rip (December 8, 2013).Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Cos Come Together To Launch Coding Education Push.
Morrison, Nick (December 27, 2013).Teach Kids How To Code And You Give Them A Skill For Life.
latimes.com Want to prepare kids for the future? Teach them to code.
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Top 30 Education Technology Leaders Honored.
Sarah Buhr.Code.org Launches U.S. Teacher Training Program In Districts With Highest Diversity.
Hour of Code to feature Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Suba, Randell (2014-03-02).Code.org cashes in on Flappy Bird craze: Code your own Flappy game. Tech Times.
Cassidy, Mike (December 12, 2013).Hour of Code builds a deeper understanding of the power of computing
NORAH O`DONNELL, MICHELLE MILLER, GAYLE KING (May 7, 2014).Several leading names in tech are urging California Governor Jerry Brown to make a meaningful investment in computer science and education. CBS This Morning.
Jennifer Fenn Lefferts (December 29, 2013).Preview of writing code for future.
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Want your kids to learn another language? Teach them code.
Demonstrating the successful use of online curriculum in public school classrooms
During Computer Science Education Weekfrom December 9 to December 15, 2013, Code.org launched the Hour of Code Challenge on its website to teachcomputer sciencetoschool students, enticing them to complete short programmingtutorials.The Hour of Code involved getting people to write short snippets of code to achieve pre-specified goals usingBlockly, avisual programming languageof a similar flavor asLogo. The initiative had been announced about two months in advanceand at the time of launch, the initiative was supported by former United States PresidentBarack Obamaas well as executives from technology companies such asMicrosoftandApple Inc.About 20 million people participated and over 600 million lines of code had been written.The Hour of Code also offered participation gifts to some of the schools involved, such as a set of fifty laptops or a conference call with one a tech luminary like Gates or Dorsey.The crowdfunding effort for Hour of Code received the highest amount of funding ever raised on Indiegogo.By October 2014, about forty million students had taken the Hour of Code class,and a second Hour of Code was held in December 2014.That year, locations for Hour of Code lessons included Apple retail stores.
is a non-profit organization and eponymous website led byHadi Partovithat aims to encourage people, particularly school students in the United States, to learn computer science.The website includes free coding lessons and the initiative also targets schools in an attempt to encourage them to include more computer science classes in the curriculum.On December 9, 2013, they launched the Hour of Code nationwide to promote computer science during Computer Science Education Week through December 15, 2013.
In December 2016, Canadian Prime MinisterJustin Trudeauhelped launch the international Hour of Code campaign for 2016.And in December 2017, Code.org announced the Hour of Code had reached over 500 million hours served.
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Winer, Dave (February 27, 2013).Why you should learn to code
One of the main lobbying efforts of Code.org in state legislatures is to ensure that computer classes are not registered as foreign language classes, but as science classes, in order to ensure that more than coding is taught in computer courses.Code.org also focuses specifically on female and minority students, as the organization believes these are the students most at risk of not receiving computer science education before high school or college.
Trudeau joins campaign encouraging youth to study computer science Toronto Star.
Mike Cassidy (October 14, 2013).Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki, Reid Hoffman and John Doerr Back Code.org Effort to Teach Computer Science in Every School in the Country. Oakland Tribune.
Increasing their global outreach by making their courses available in more than 45 languages that are used in over 180 countries.
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Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code.
Taylor, Colleen (March 13, 2013).How Code.orgs Learn To Code Video Starring Zuck And Gates Surpassed 12M Views In 2 Weeks.
An Hour of Codes Hadi Partovi on Changing Education and Making History.
Code.org targets high school computer science.
15 Million Students Participate in Hour of Code – Liz Gannes – News – AllThingsD.
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Hour of Code – Program Supported by Government and Industry Leaders.
That year Code.org was partnered with about seventy of the largest US school districts (including each of the seven largest), representing several million students. The company also partnered with other computer class businesses and private entities to provide additional computer learning materials and opportunities.As of 2015, six million students had been enrolled in Code.org curriculum classes.That year, Code.org partnered with College Board, in order to develop a slate of advanced placement computer classes.The main platform used in Code.org instruction is Code Studiowhich according to TechCrunch, teaches the underlying concepts in programming through the manipulation of blocks of logic that when stacked together in a particular order, move a character around a scene or draw a shape.
Guynn, Jessica (2013-02-26).Silicon Valley launches campaign to get kids to codeLos Angeles Times.
Flappy birthday to Code.orgThe Washington Post.
Increasing the representation of women and students of color in the field of Computer Science.
nytimes.com Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding
Yeung, Ken (October 14, 2013).Code.org unveils Hour of Code campaign encouraging K-12 students to pick up computer programming.
Eliana Dockterman (November 20, 2014).Frozens Anna and Elsa Let It Code to Close the Tech Gender Gap. Time Magazine.
Code.org was launched in January 2013 byHadi Partoviand Ali Partovi, as a non-profit focused on making computer programming more accessible. The initial focus was on creating a database of all computer science classrooms in the United States.At the time,Hadi Partovistated that about ninety percent of US schools do not teach programming, despite it now being a foundational field.The idea for the organization came from Hadi, who states that he thought of it on the day ofSteve Jobs death in 2011 while mulling over his own potential legacy.After this, Hadi worked full-time to bring the organization to fruition.
Editor.Hour of Code Reaches Over 16 Million – What Next?.
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates Teach Code.org Online Coding Class – Liz Gannes – News – AllThingsD.
How to get more girls to code: Use Frozens Elsa.
Empson, Rip (December 26, 2013).Code.org: 2 Weeks And 600M+ Lines Of Code Later, 20M Students Have Learned An Hour Of Code
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Jeff Elder.Tech Companies Hope to Introduce Coding to 100 Million Students.
Samantha Hurst (November 6, 2014).Hour of Code Breaks Indiegogo Most Funded Record Thanks to Facebooks Zuckerberg & Gates & Co. Crowdfundraiser.
Code Studio reaches a milestone, CodeNow in a Box, and Google Cloud TraceSD Times news digest: Jan. 9, 2015.
Changing policies in all 50 states to categorize C.S. as part of the math/science core curriculum