Hour of Code

We live in a world immersed in technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works and being able to apply this understanding. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

Over the next two weeks our students here at Prem (Grade 1 and above) will be participating in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Within the next two weeks, instructions and links will be sent out to all Senior School students during homeroom (Junior School students have theirs already) and they will be shown how easy it is to write simple computer code.  The students will be asked to log in to the system and follow online tutorials which will teach them the processes of using code.

For the older students (who may have done some coding before) there will be a series of harder challenges available for them.

Please ask your children to share their coding experiences with you and possibly even have a try yourself.  https://studio.code.org/

Joseph Whittaker

Related Posts

A Big Thank You To Our Prem Community

Thank you to our Prem Community for your donations. They will be sent to help families living up in the […]

November 12, 2021

Clean Air for Our Future

Last weekend, a group from Prem joined Thai students from local schools to develop their understanding of the causes and […]

March 5, 2020

Prem Faculty Member Publishing Success!

One of the particular strengths of our school is the excellent quality of the educators and their deep knowledge of […]

September 19, 2019

A History of Hand to Paw

Hand to Paw was started in 2009 by a group of Prem teachers and students who found a dog outside of Prem campus […]

October 8, 2021