1. "Pixel Day"
Concept: Students dress up in clothes with pixelated designs or create their own pixel art badges.
Educational Aspect**: Teaches the basic idea of pixels and how digital images are formed.
2. "Code is Poetry"
Concept: Students can wear T-shirts with famous programming languages or coding quotes.
Educational Aspect: Familiarizes students with coding languages and the concept that coding can be creative.
3. "Historical Programmers"
Concept: Students come dressed as famous figures in the history of computer science (e.g., Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Grace Hopper).
Educational Aspect: Introduces students to the pioneers of computer science and their contributions.
4. "Future Tech"
Concept: Students dress up as what they think technology professionals or devices will look like in the future.
Educational Aspect: Encourages kids to think about the future of technology and innovation.
5. "Binary Day"
Concept: Students wear black and white to represent the binary system (0s and 1s).
Educational Aspect: A simple yet effective way to introduce the binary number system, which is foundational in computer science.
Of course, here are three more theme dress-up day ideas to add to your Computer Science Week celebration:
6. "Robot Day"
Concept: Students dress up as robots or wear clothing with robotic designs.
Educational Aspect: Helps students understand the role of robotics and automation in computer science and technology.
7. "Webmaster Wednesday"
Concept: Students can dress up as their favorite websites or web concepts (like cookies, browsers, or HTML tags).
Educational Aspect: Introduces students to the basics of web development and the Internet.
8. "Gaming Gear"
Concept: Students can wear clothing featuring their favorite video games or even dress up as characters from these games.
Educational Aspect: Highlights the role of computer science in game development and encourages discussions about how games are programmed.
- Learn AI
- Free Projects from Beyond Technology Education
- Hour of Code Optional Activities by Subject by Eva Cwynar (@evacwynar) / X
- Hour of Code Ideas | ScratchEd
- Digital Escape Room
- K-Caesar Cipher Activity
School to Family Ideas
- Promote with a banner outside of school pickup/dropoff
- Promote on Social Media
- Promote in the school newsletter and share ideas on how the whole family can code together (Turn off the TV and code!)
- Have a family or school-wide Dance Party-Code.org has teamed up with musicians like Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Panic! At The Disco, Jonas Brothers, and many more for a NEW dance party coding activity that students will flip for.
- Have the family Animate their name in Scratch- Scratch is a free, block-based programming language created by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT. In this tutorial, students can animate the letters of their name, initials, or a favorite word.
- Encourage students to teach family members and friends to code by using one of the links above
- Show staff and administrators coding and posting everywhere!
- Encourage family members to post pictures of their coding and tag your school