Hour of Code
What is the Hour of Code?
A one-hour introduction designed to demystify computer science and show that anybody can learn the basics. Last year we had a huge amount of teacher and student participation. We will offer support to get you involved. Here is some information for you to get started.
What do I have to do to participate?
- Sign up at http://hourofcode.com/us
- Pick ANY date and time from December 4th - December 10th - Pick a time that works for you.
- Decide if you want to use iPads (use an app called Lightbot), Macbooks (go to eboards or http://code.org/learn - tutorials for beginners), or the Computer Lab (eboards)
- Sign up for the lab or sign out iPads/MacBooks
- This year you can also create classes for kids so they won’t lose what they are working on (Sabrina and I can show you how to do this).
On the day of your event…
- Share this Google Presentation I created with your class.
- Share an inspirational video: http://hourofcode.com/us/resources#videos
- NEW: They are offering a new program for Star Wars - https://code.org/starwars
- Plan to put the kids in partnerships. Let them work together to figure out what to do (you don’t need to know the programs). Computer Scientists are problem solvers.
- You can code as a whole group on the SmartBoard.
Other Hour of Code resources for educators:
Use this template lesson plan to organize your Hour of Code.
- Check out best practices from past Hour of Code teachers.
- Attend our Educator's Guide to the Hour of Code webinar.
- Visit the Hour of Code Teacher Forum to get advice, insight, and support from other educators.
- Review the Hour of Code FAQ.