We live in a world surrounded by technology.  We know that whatever field our students choose to go into, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.  Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.  If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history.  The Hour of Code campaign has an audacious goal: to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science.  Spend an hour and experience a brief introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

The Kean University Writing Project is joining this massive campaign to prepare students OF ALL AGES for the 21st century.  We extend this invitation to the entire Kean University community.  Please join us on Monday December 7, 2015!  We will hold an “Hour of Code” drop-in session from 2-4pm at the Kean University Writing Project office in CAS 314 (3rd floor of the Center for Academic Success, Kean University).

You might be wondering what does coding have to do with writing?  The Kean University Writing Project knows that writing in its many forms is the signature means of communication in the 21st century. We envision a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world. Writing today is a more expansive undertaking than simply just taking pen to paper. Digital writing (in its many forms) has expanded our collective means of expression.  Connect with the KUWP team and explore the basics of coding while we continue to consider the many new ways to write.

HERE is the link to discover the world of computional thinking via fun, engaging tutorials.  Join us and HOMAGO!:  (Hang out, Mess around, Geek out!)

For more information on what the Hour of Code celebration is all about, click HERE.  For fantastic teacher resources, click HERE.


Obama writes his first line of code: