Hour of Code Computer Programming Campaign Also Supported by Obama and Republicans
Finally, President Obama and the republicans have decided to agree on something. They have united to support Hour of Code computer programming campaign started today through December 15th. In this week, students will learn computer coding for one hour as many many educators feel it is essential for the future of innovation.
The Computer Science Education Week has started a new program of inculcating the desire for Silicon Valley specialization in the new breed. President Obama especially gave his blessings to the scheme. In his message, he spoke of how the youngsters ought to get active instead of choosing passive interests. Instead of playing a video game, they ought to make one. He also encouraged computer literacy for the future computer scientistsamong the younger generation.
The Hour of Code initiative is the brainchild of Code.org and it entreats schools to have their various teachers instruct students for at least an hour a week in computer science. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Bing and Disney will actively participate in this drive by dedicating web pages to it.
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have already made their respective contributions to the $10 million that got collected for this venture. Over 30,000 schools will incorporate the program into their curriculum. It is indeed an effort that is worth it. And it may well result in future Bill Gates and Steve Jobs that will reach the heights of inventive creativity.
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