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Computer science is a foundation for every student. Join us in encouraging your kids to try the Hour of Code.  It’s easy, free, and fun. My 12-yr old daughter tried an hour of Minecraft coding this weekend and enjoyed it.

Sign up at hourofcode.com where students of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, for kindergarten and up. Tutorials work on any modern browser, tablet, or smartphone.
Code.org’s own tutorials feature Disney’s Frozen, Scrat from Ice Age, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies as well as several new tutorials released just for this year’s hour of code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

Khan Academy also has variety of tutorials on the basics of programming ideas, HTML, and databases, as well as courses on a wide variety of topics ranging from Algebra to Art History.

The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week