Hour of Code is one of those burgeoning ideas that is getting a lot of up take in schools. Proponents love it as an easy way to introduce the coding and computer science to students with little or no background needed from either the teacher or the student. Critics argue that it’s not enough and it dumbs down what is a critical and important skill.
Hour of Code is a good start, but I agree with the critics. Take it farther, integrate it into the curriculum and use it to create thinkers.