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Ever wondered how games, apps and animations were made? Or how they work?

 
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Ever wondered how games, apps and animations were made? Or how they work?
by Deborah Yates - Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:36 AM
 

Well here’s your chance to find out and have a go at creating your own…

Participate in the International Hour of Code in association with the College Library.

With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skillset. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Over 100 million people have discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing an Hour of Code.

You can do your Hour of Code anytime between 4th and 10th December. You can do it at home, in the Library, or your teacher may decide to set some time aside for your class to do it together.

The Hour of Code has fun activities for all abilities covering a variety of subjects – some activities feature well-known games and characters such as Minecraft, Disney’s Frozen, Angry Birds and Moana.

Activities use a variety of languages, including Scratch, Java, Python, HTML and CSS

No previous experience is required – all activities are tutorial based, to work through at your own pace.

See the selection of activities here: https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

Interested?

Contact Debs at deborah.yates@nwhc.ac.uk