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Hour of Code 2020
When I first started running activities and promoting Hour of Code from the library a few years ago, I started with the website. Then as more teachers started using the Hour of Code site, I started finding ways to tie in hands on makerspace items and tech for Hour of Code activities and making. But this year, I couldn't do that. Sanitizing maker stuff and keeping it safe during COVID-19 has been pretty much impossible for me, and we just recently went virtual again.
After seeing Shannon McClintock Miller's coding choice boards while researching virtual makerspaces and brainstorming with other awesome librarians in my district, I decided to make my own Hour of Code choice board. The backgrounds/shelves are from Canva. (Remember, teachers get a free pro account.) I used the Chrome Bitmoji extension for the Yay Coding one. Then I took screenshots of what I was linking items to.
Once it was finished, I emailed it out to my STEM teachers, and I also let
JoyAnn Boudreau is a teacher librarian at a public middle school in Indiana. She is also a mother of two, a former English teacher, an equity advocate and coach, a reader, a learner, a crafter/maker, and a technology integrator. She is one of the co-founders of EduPrideAlliance, secretary of AISLE, and works with ISTE Lib on equity.