Hour of Code Across GCISD
Posted on 12/10/2019
Image of students at Hour of Code

GCISD is proud to again participate in the Hour of Code, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce students to one hour of computer science. It was launched in December of 2013 to demystify and promote Computer Science by letting students practice problem solving and creativity using hands-on activities. 

GCISD has participated every year since its inception. This is the third year the instructional technology team has provided a Coding Playground that visits each elementary campus learning commons. All elementary students have the opportunity to learn how to use coding manipulatives by visiting stations that include activities such as creating binary bracelets or coding a robot mouse to find its cheese.

In addition to the coding playground in the learning commons, teachers provide their students with opportunities to participate in coding activities in their classroom.