Hour of Code

By | 2017-12-06T17:03:23+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Creative, For teachers|0 Comments

The Hour of Code is here! The Hour of Code is an effort to teach students around the world the basics of computer programming in just 60 minutes. Hour of Code takes place during Computer Science Education Week (Dec 4-10). The purpose of the CSEdWeek and The Hour of Code is to advance the integration of computer science and computer programming in schools.

Share your Hour of Code creations on Creatubbles!

We encourage you to share your Hour of Code creations to our Hour of Code Gallery (ctbl.es/HourOfCode). Need some ideas? Here are some ways you can share your classroom Hour of Code creations on Creatubbles:

  1. Share your Scratch creations to Creatubbles! (Here’s a quick tutorial)
  2. Share images of your Unplugged code creations
  3. Share images/video of your Dash and Dot algorithm
  4. Share images/video of your MakeyMakey or Arduino creations

 

Hour of Code Gallery

Share your Hour of Code creations on Creatubbles

 

What is The Hour of Code?

The first CSEdWeek was launched on December 6 – 12, 2009. The event has grown in popularity since it joined forces with Code.org in 2013. In July, 2013 members of the Computing in the Core agreed to let Code.org organize the CSEdWeek with the new idea around “Hour of Code.” The idea, a well-coordinated push by Hadi Partovi, CEO of CODE.org, reached over 15 million students with 35,000 events taking place in 167 countries.

“The Hour of Code is an attempt to teach people the basics of computer programming in 60 minutes in a fun, simple way. It is part of a campaign that Code.org, a non-profit organisation, launched in the US with the goal of introducing coding into the US curriculum and raising awareness around what coding is. The idea was to show that it’s not just about the geek in the basement or the super-tech-savvy person but that it actually plays a role in everything we do and everybody should have access to it. (2014, March 1 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/02/hour-of-code-get-with-program-try-coding)

In just a few years, the movement has maintained its’ staggering reach: According to Code.org, over 700,000 teachers worldwide have taken part in the Hour of Code event, 10% of the world’s students have tried the Hour of Code, and 5% of US students have created accounts on Code.org.

How can you participate in the Hour of Code this year?

  1. Share your Hour of Code creations in our Hour of Code Gallery, here (ctbl.es/HourOfCode)
  2. Check out some courses at Code.org
  3. Share your skills at scratch.mit.edu
  4. Test your inner techie at Tynker.com
  5. Build your programming skills Lightbot.com

We can’t wait to see how your classroom participates in this year’s Hour of Code!

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