Hour of Code
Join the movement and introduce your students to computer science with an #HourOfCode, taking place Dec. 6 – 12.
Hour of Code activities are self-guided and can be accessed through this link.
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.
If you have questions or need support locally, please reach out to us or fill out this form.
The Oregon Network of STEAM Hubs is interested in hearing from our communities about the perceived availability of computer science/digital literacy learning opportunities for our youth.
We also want to understand the perceived sense of importance this area has for our youth. Please complete a survey below. Thank you.
- Challenge kids to learn at creative things/projects to do
- List of STEM Careers
- Resource Lending Library: Browse and check out equipment to use with students to enhance STEAM education (COVID-19 disinfection policy)
- STEAM Lesson Plans – Access ready-to-go lesson plans created by local educators
- STEM Bites – Oregon’s regional STEM Hubs are coming together to bring engaging, hands-on science and engineering learning ideas to educators across the state!
- Invite professionals into your classroom (virtual options too) to bring real-world, authentic learning opportunities to your students. For more information, visit Oregon Connections.
- Patterns – High School science for all.
- The World of 7 Billion student video contest (sponsored by
Population Education) makes a compelling class project, which promotes the analysis of timely global issues. It’s open to all middle and high school students that includes cash prizes and free teacher resources! New topics for the 2020-21 school year have been announced, so check out the website now: https://bit.ly/33Aa7Up
- Project Based Learning: Free resources from the Buck Institute for Education
- NGSS Lessons and Ideas: Help from tried and true NGSS lessons for all grade levels
- Tips and tricks for using Vernier equipment: Useful training videos for equipment available in the Resource Lending Library
- Help with teaching STEM skills: Free lesson plans and resources
- Conferences, professional development opportunities (Oregon)
- Ways to incorporate STEAM principles in the classroom
- Art to Remember: Lessons ideas for bringing STEAM into the classroom
Links to research on STEM/STEAM principles that have been applied in the classroom:
- International Society for Technology in Education
- Check Out: FabLaB