Technology impacts our lives in countless ways, like saving lives, helping people, connecting people, etc. For example, 3D printing is being used to create limbs for amputees; microchips to find lost pets; Skyping relatives who are far away to keep in touch.
All of these things were done with computer science.
Learning computer science is more than learning to code in a computer language, it's about learning how computers and software are changing everything in our world.
Coding and programming are used in digital animation in movies like Inside Out, Shaun the Sheep, Star Wars or Hunger Games; recording music with GarageBand on your computer, mobile banking, etc.
Students are challenged to spend an hour learning the basics of coding and can do so by participating in the Hour of Code. Check out all the awesome links below to get started!