Hour of Code

It's Computer Science Education Week and you know what that means...

Time for the Hour of Code!


 
What is the Hour of Code?
Hour of Code is an initiative designed to inspire young people around the world to learn more about computers and programming. 

Did you know*...

  • 90% of parents want their students to learn computer science but only 40% of schools teach computer programming! 
  • A computer science major can earn 40% more during their lifetime than the average college major!
  • There are currently 500,000 job openings in the field of computer science (and that number is expected to grow at twice the rate of other career fields)!

*For more statistics and information visit code.org



Who participates in HOC?


Boys and girls around the world participate in activities during The Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week!

  • 303,288,216 students (that's 303 million boys and girls just like you!)  
  • 181 countries 
  • 45 different langugages

Want to know more? Check out the HOC info from code.org



So ...what is coding?
Check out the video below or watch Brainpop's Computer Programming video!

Flocabulary Fun!
Flocabulary has made all of their Computer Science/Education videos free through December 11th.
Enjoy them here!



Think you're ready to start coding?

Are you a beginner?
Start Here:
Use this link, watch the video and start coding with the Angry Birds!
Hour of Code: Angry Birds

Want to try some other block coding activities like Angry Birds?
Check these out:
Think you are pretty good?
Use this link, watch the video and start coding with the Flappy Birds!
Hour of Code: Flappy Bird

Start creating games or write a story
Hour of Code:Play Lab

Be the Code Commander and defeat the goblins!

Tynker: Code Commander



Basically a professional?
Try Scratch* and get as creative as you'd like!
Scratch: Interactive Holiday Cards

Scratch: Choose Your Own Activity
Use the tutorials on the right side of the page
Options include:
Animate Your Name
Make it Fly
Make Music
and 6 others!

*Tips for using Scratch:
Watch the tutorial videos and use the step by step guide to make the most of your time!