STEAM Centre is thrilled to be participating in The Hour of Code – a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
Bring your fully-charged laptop and join us in learning to code!
Self-directed with volunteer helpers from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Stop by for a self-directed tutorial designed for all ages, and learn the basics of code in the fun and historic STEAM Centre.
Teacher-driven Intro to Scratch 1:00pm – 2:00pm *Limited Seating*
Learn the basics of programming with Scratch. You can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Please ensure you have Adobe Flash installed and updated on your laptop before the course starts <https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/>. If you have difficulty installing, please arrive 15 minutes early and our teachers and volunteers will help you get started.
Teacher-driven Intro to Processing 3:00pm – 4:00pm *Limited Seating*
Learn the basics of Processing. A flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. We recommend you install Processing on your laptop before you arrive: https://processing.org. If you have difficulty installing, please arrive 15 minutes early and our teachers and volunteers will help you get started.
Find out more about Hour Of Code at https://hourofcode.com