Author Archives: Brian Abeling

About Brian Abeling

Director of Technology, serving West Des Moines Community Schools

Family Fun with “The Hour of Code”

laptopJoin the WDMCS for “The Hour of Code,” a free, fun, family-friendly learning activity for students of all ages starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines.

We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field your children choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works.

Spend an hour with your children exploring and learning the fundamentals of computer coding with easy and entertaining self-guided tutorials featuring Disney’s Frozen, Ice Age, and more. No previous computer coding knowledge or experience is needed to enjoy this activity. Tutorials are available in 40 languages. Bring your own device or check out one provided by the district for this event. Free Wi-Fi available.

Along with the self-guided tutorials, information will be available about how your child can further his or her learning and study of computer science. Once students see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep going.

Join us for #HourOfCode!