I took a photo of some of my students, proudly displaying their participation certificates from Code.org, and tweeted it with the hashtags #HourofCode and #teachHOC.
A few minutes later were thrilled to learn that one of the celebrity endorsers of the event, the one and only Shakira (@ShakiraSpace), had favorited our tweet. My students were thrilled and felt connected to the global community. What a wonderful feeling for my rural students. Kudos to Hadi Partovi (@hadip) and everyone at Code.org for their amazingly successful event!
Rural Minnesota kids can code! #HourofCode #teachHOC @codeorg pic.twitter.com/CxR2DXAWNA
— Mara Gust (@MaraGust) December 13, 2013