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It’s Computer Science Education Week! Let’s get started with the #USVIHourOfCode


Hour of Code logoThe pledge period is now over – it’s time for action!

Happy Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15, 2013)!

It’s time for you to enjoy your Hour of Code. Those of you who are able, may have created your own code tutorials to share. For the rest of us…

Let’s go!

http://csedweek.org/

Click the red “Start” button to get started on your Hour of Code. Remember, you may spend your hour at any place at any time, either at a computer or device, or simply with pencil or pen and paper during this entire Computer Science Week of December 9-15 2013.

Share the link on social media, using our hashtag, #USVIHourOfCode to help spread the word and so that others may follow the conversation on how we participate here in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Consider signing your name to the statement, “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science”

If you have completed your Hour of Code:

Sign up for the Cyberlearning Basic Digital Literacy Course which may be taken online at any computer or your Public Computer Center (PCC). Earning your certificate entitles you to access to over 5,000 IT and professional courses, including classes in Java, PHP, Red Hat Linux, VMWare, Microsoft applications, web design and more. There are also free SAT and ACT prep courses for students.

Then, return to the CSEdWeek.org page and click “Beyond and HOUR OF CODE” just below the start button. There, you will find resources and links to help you increase your understanding of coding.

Don’t forget, if you post about your experience on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, use the hashtag #USVIHourOfCode so that others may follow the internet conversation!

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education. Organized each year by the Computing in the Core coalition and Code.org, CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

Have fun, and stay in touch with us! Post on our wall, tweet us, email us (adavis@vingn.com – Anita Davis) to let us know about YOUR #USVIHourOfCode!

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit www.vingn.com.

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2 thoughts on “It’s Computer Science Education Week! Let’s get started with the #USVIHourOfCode

  1. @ what time will the class be from the 9th thru 15th?

    Posted by Luz Rivera | December 5, 2013, 5:35 pm
    • Great question; thanks for asking!

      You may take your tutorial at any time, at a place of your choosing, during the entire time frame of December 9-15 (Computer Science Education Week). If you do not have a computer, you may log on at your favorite Public Computer Center (PCC).

      Posted by vingn | December 6, 2013, 8:51 am

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