Codecademy: Hour of Code app for the iPhone lets you learn basic programming anytime, anywhere
How it WorksCodecademy is launching the app today to coincide with the ‘Hour of Code‘ campaign set up by Code.org. As part of Computer Science Education Week (December 9–15, 2013) the non-profit organization wants 10 million students in the US to spend at least 60 minutes learning how to code. As such, the How to Code app by Codecademy targets total newcomers to computer programming. Its relatively short repertoire covers the absolute basics, such as how programs are written and a few examples of what can be achieved with just a few lines of code.
The lessons cover strings, operators, and many other building blocks associated with computer science. You won’t be publishing an app once the 60 minutes are up, but it’s a brilliant taster that should get students and teachers alike interested in the subject.
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Tammy Hampel (Isaacson)
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