Kids tried an Hour of Code™ in Indore (India)
Computers are everywhere and we must prepare our students to live and work in this technology-centric world. The Hour of Code™ is a global movement to provide everyone an opportunity to experience coding during Computer Science Education Week, December 5–11.
On the first day of Computer Science Education Week, 9 volunteers visited a local school. They interacted with more than 250 students from classes 6th to 8th and inspired them to learn to code.
Students were really excited for Hour of Code. They used blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through this Minecraft world. Anyone from 4 to 104 can learn the basics with Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials.
This is the third year Hour of Code ™ is being hosted here. 200+ individuals have signed up to volunteer in this campaign. Volunteers are travelling schools around the city and inspiring young people to code. Yashraj Nayak, a Microsoft Student Partner is leading this campaign here in Indore.
Many more sessions are lined up in Computer Science Education Week. Along with the rest of the world, Indore is ‘all in’ when it comes to learning the common language of code! See more photographs here.