Celebrate #CSEdWeek and #HourOfCode with Mouse!
Did you know that December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week (#CSEdweek) around the world? Millions of students across the globe will be spending an hour coding a project with the theme #CSforGood.
Our newest Microproject is called Scratch #CSforGood Impact Game and is designed specifically to be used as an hour of code activity. Are you not sure how to get started with Hour of Code? Check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions below!
Who should participate in Hour of Code?!
The hour of code is open to all educators (not just technology teachers)! The event will allow you and your students to create a game with a purpose that can tie into any subject. Are you a History teacher looking to connect students to issues around current events? What about a Health teacher discussing nutrition in class? This project could be for you and your students!
How will students make their game?
Students will choose a topic and create their game in Scratch, a block-based coding language. Whether your students are new to Scratch or they have been using it for years, this project will allow them (and you) to work at your own pace and create a game that they will enjoy sharing.
Find the Scratch #CSforGood Impact Game Microproject on Mouse Create and follow the steps. Then upload screenshots of your meme or comic and submit this project to your group.
Not a member of Mouse Create yet?
Ask your teacher to sign up for a free Spark Membership. After they have set up your group, you can create a new account and enter your group code to get started. Navigate to the Project Finder and one of the first projects will be the Scratch #CSforGood Impact Game MicroProject. Click the project and follow the steps to complete the competition.