(PRWEB) December 08, 2014 -- It's Hour of Code Week!
Last year over 45 million students participated in this worldwide learning phenomenon. This years goal is to have 100 million students join in worldwide. Kidzworld & Tynker have partnered up to make this the best Hour of Code yet!
http://www.Kidzworld.com - a safe, secure, social network & online magazine for kids and teens is committed to bringing the richest online experience through educational content, games and a robust online community of over 2.3 million monthly users.
http://www.Tynker.com - Tynker's creative computing platform helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, intuitive and imaginative way. The innovative visual programming language, interactive self-paced courses, game-based programming activities and mobile applications provide an easy introduction to programming, and encourage children to innovate and create. Over 8 million kids and 10,000 schools have started using Tynker in homes, schools, summer camps and after school clubs.
“We are delighted to participate in the worldwide Hour of Code initiative”, says Kidzworld CEO Allen Achilles “We strive to offer the highest quality educational content to our users, which is why we chose this opportunity to partner with Tynker, a Company that has a proven track record for exceptional service in the computer science space.”
What is Hour of Code?
The 'Hour of Code' is a global movement inspired by CSEdWeek and http://www.code.org to introduce computer programming to tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. This year, 'Hour of Code' will happen in classrooms around the world the week of December 8-14, 2014.
Kidzworld & Tynker, Education Partners
Kidzworld is pleased to offer students the opportunity to embark on a coding adventure with personalized characters, the opportunity to make animated cards, and to build their own multilevel games. Upholding the quality of Tynker’s awardwinning courses and apps, all activities for Hour of Code support common standards.
"An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children—and that includes our girls—in this critical field." says Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
In partnering with Tynker, Kidzworld is able to offer a wide variety of activities that ensure all students no matter how much programming experience they have, will find fun and challenging coding activities to try.
For students who have already started programming, Tynker has available games and tutorials which will ensure young programmers move to the next level in their ability. Kidzworld is pleased to offer a brand-new game exclusively built by Tynker, our programming partner.
Let’s get started!
You’ll find all the information to get you started on Kidzworld.
Let’s Talk! Get ready for the Hour of CodeTM with Kidzworld! Like Kidzworld on Facebook, follow @Kidzworld & @goTynker on Twitter. We’d love to follow your progress, please hashtag #kidzworld or you can also sign up or sign up for our free newsletter.
Deanna Beaudoin, Kidzworld, Inc / m!Media, http://www.Kidzworld.com, +1 250 650 4327, [email protected]
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