By Reyne Rice, Trend Analyst and Trend Reporter, New York, USA
First posted on the YourToyCom.com blog forum and community website serving the toys, games and childrens’ technology industries, on behalf of the Spielwarenmesse. Spielwarenmesse is the leading and largest International ToyFair in the world, held annually in Nuremberg, Germany in early February.
This week celebrates computer science across the globe, and introduces simple coding tools to children, to inspire and to challenge them. Code.org has organized an enormous effort across 168 countries to teach kids about coding, using simple building blocks of drag and drop code. Modules have been built, using the Angry Birds characters as examples to appeal to today’s kids, using relevant characters. Educators around the world are enthusiastic about sharing these tools with today’s kids. Just look at these stats:
Top line stats for the Hour of Code (as of Dec 10, 2013)
- 38,141 organizers plan to host “Hour of Code”
- for 4,870,112 students,
- across 168 countries.
- Of these, 12,734 are organizing for their entire school to participate.
- Go to http://csedweek.org/events to see the map of participating countries.