This week is labeled "Computer Science Education Week," for those of you who have not heard. This means that you are able to participate with your students in the "Hour of Code" initiative any time this week at Code.org. There are clost to 1.5 million students who have participated in this experience, and that number will likely double this week.
Coding and programming are the jobs of the future as all types of industries are going computer based. An article from USA Today states that by the year 2020, there will be over 1 million unfilled computer science jobs. That many unfilled jobs is greater than the population of Montana.
Please do a service to your students and get them thinking about Science Education this week. It is not just a game on the computer they will be playing, but it will be providing them with an experience that may last them a lifetime.