Today is the launch of Hour of Code, a campaign that aims to incentivize programming instruction in schools.
It is an initiative of Code.org, supported by referents in the technological world such as Bill Gates, Drew Houston, Mark Zuckerberg, among others. Thousands of institutions have joined this proposal with the mission of dedicating at least one hour this week to programming training as an introduction to the fundamentals of computing.
A series of resources and tutorials are collected on the site dedicated to this event, along with instructions so that educators can successfully carry out the classes, even in institutions where they do not have enough equipment or do not have an internet connection.
We will find several resources in Spanish, such as tutorials with the participation of Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Bosh, Bill Gates among others. For example, we will find The Labyrinth, where Blockly, the visual programming language is used for children to complete their mission to guide an Angry Bird.
You can also venture into other programming languages, although not all the proposals will be found in Spanish. There are many resources that we can take into account both to integrate in the classrooms and for the children to enjoy at home.
Most of them will be available for consultation in the coming weeks, but some of the proposed courses will only be accessible during CSEdWeek from December 9-15.