I invited some of our grades that don't have computer classes to do after school Hour of Code activities. Wow! I teach high school and our students have computer classes during their 11th and 12th grade years. My goal is to get students in front of computers starting in middle school, but we're not there yet (think more teachers, more classroom space, more hours in a day). Most of our students don't have electricity at home, so that means no computer. If there is a computer at home, it's a laptop used for the whole family to watch movies on. Today, we started with how to rest our hands on the mouse, left click and click and drag. The experience left me exhausted. It was exciting and frustrating.
Our internet connection worked the whole time, but I think the code.org site was getting hammered. It was pretty slow. Three of my Pi3s overheated. This has never happened to me before. Our computer lab is the only air conditioned room in the building and each device has heatsinks installed. Each time when it happened, the mouse stopped responding, then the red led on the bottom of the mouse went out. Next, the temp warning came on in the upper right corner and then the it locked up completely. Clock stops updating and CPU % is frozen. A reboot returned things to normal (but our hour was about up and the students didn't want to start over).
Can anyone tell me if rendering graphics from a webpage would cause the system to heat up faster than say playing a video?
Anyhow, the point of all this was really to see if anyone else had Hour of Code experiences to share. Chime in!