Georgia Day of Coding December 10th is Quickly Approaching

December 2014


 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads

Georgia Day of Coding
December 10th 



As you know computer science is foundational for all 21st century students today. Please join us to celebrate Computer Science Week December 8-14th with students all over Georgia and the world through the Hour of Code and Georgia Day of Code!

This year, in partnership with, TAG-Ed and TAG are presenting the Georgia Day of Code on December 10th 2014. Georgia Day of Code is an opportunity for teachers, students and individuals of all ages to learn more about these machines we use to work, play, and communicate every day. 

Please help with the grassroots, teacher-driven campaign reach 100 million students by the end of the year by signing up to participate in Hour of Code Wednesday, December 10, 2014 or during Computer Science Education Week.


What’s an Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science designed to show that anyone can learn the basics. provides hour-long tutorials featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies — for your computer, tablet, smartphone, or with no computer at all!


No experience needed from teachers and students!

We owe it to today’s students to start with one hour. Let’s make history.  Sign up to participate, recruit a fellow teacher, or get your whole school to join the fun.

Classroom Trip to Washington DC

As the Hour of Code nears in the next few weeks, will select one lucky classroom to attend a very special, very exciting Hour of Code event in the nation’s capital — so special that all the details are under wraps! will choose one winning classroom out of the entire United States. The winning students (with chaperones) will enjoy an all-expenses-covered trip to Washington, D.C. Students will participate in a full day of activities on Monday, December 8, to kick off Computer Science Education Week, when millions of students worldwide will try computer science for the first time.


One Georgia Participating School will win $10,000 worth of technology!

One lucky school in Georgia will win $10,000 worth of technology. Organize the Hour of Code for every student in your school to qualify. Fill out the form here to apply.

100 classrooms will win a set of robots

Sphero, makers of the app-controlled robotic ball, is giving away 100 classroom sets – each including 5 robots. Any classroom (public or private) within the U.S. or Canada is eligible to win this prize.


96 lucky classrooms win a video chat with a guest speaker!

96 lucky classrooms will be invited to join a video chat to celebrate the Hour of Code during December 8-14. Your students will be able to ask questions and chat with technology-industry leaders. Check out last year’s chats with Bill Gates, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki of Google and Gabe Newell of Valve.

Any classroom (public or private) within the U.S. or Canada is eligible to win this prize. Your whole school does not need to apply.







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