HOUR of CODE!

Learn to program a computer

WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE?

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See more stats on Code.org.
Computer Science is Changing Everything

WHAT IS THE HOUR of CODE?

The HOUR of CODE is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an HOUR of CODE event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages for all ages. No experience necessary!


The official window is DECEMBER 5th -11th, however you can start and stop anytime. It's up to you.

WHERE DO I GO?

A teacher who is hosting an HOUR of Code

Your Library - Before or after school

Home-On your own because you want to

Mobile device - Because you can


Choose a tutorial here and get started! https://code.org/learn

JUST FOR TEACHERS

How to Run an Hour of Code

What devices should I use for my students?

Code.org tutorials work on all devices and browsers. You can see more information about Code.org's tutorial tech needs here. Tech needs for non-Code.org tutorials can be found on code.org/learn in the tutorial specific description. Don't forget we also offer unplugged activities if your school can't accommodate the tutorials!

Do I need computers for every participant?

No. We have Hour of Code tutorials that work on PCs, smartphones, tablets, and some that require no computer at all! You can join wherever you are, with whatever you have.

Here are a few options:

  • Work in pairs. Research shows students learn best with pair programming, sharing a computer and working together. Encourage your students to double up.
  • Use a projected screen. If you have a projector and screen for a Web-connected computer, your entire group can do an Hour of Code together. Watch video portions together and take turns solving puzzles or answering questions.
  • Go unplugged. We offer tutorials that require no computer at all.

CALLING ALL TEACHERS WORLDWIDE!

Hour of Code 2015 - WORLDWIDE

MORE INFORMATION

Do students need to log on using an account?

No. Absolutely no signup or login is required for students to try the Hour of Code. Most of the follow-on courses require account creation to save student progress. Also, signing up for the Hour of Code does NOT automatically create a Code Studio account. If you do want to create accounts for your students, please follow these instructions

Where can I print certificates for my students?

Go to our certificates page where you can print certificates for your entire class ahead of time. You can also print out special certificates for students doing the Minecraft tutorial.

Which activity should I do with high school students?

Our Star Wars and Minecraft tutorials are great for high schoolers, especially the Star Wars JavaScript version and the free play level on both tutorials. Alternately, we recommend trying one of the beginner tutorials on code.org/learn to start, such as the tutorial with Angry Birds or with Anna and Elsa. A high school student should be able to finish one of these in 30 minutes and can then try a more advanced tutorial in JavaScript, such as Khan Academy or CodeHS.

I am doing Scratch for Hour of Code, but what if my students have iPads rather than laptops?

Scratch doesn't run on tablets. If your students are young, they can use the ScratchJR iPad app (for early-readers). If you look at the tutorials on code.org/learn, you can find other tutorials that work on iPads - from Code.org, Tynker, Lightbot, or CodeSpark.

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ELEMENTARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Jennifer Canizares @jcanny72 jennifer.canizares@birdvilleschools.net

Birdville, WT Francisco, Binion, Mullendore, Snow Heights, Porter

Toni Hylander @technologytoni toni.hylander@birdvilleschools.net

Smithfield, Cheney, Stowe, Watauga, North Ridge, Walker Creek

Jeff Samuelson @jeff_samuelson jeff.samuelson@birdvilleschools.net

David E Smith, Richland, West Birdville, Holiday Heights, Hardeman, ACFT

Jennifer Miller @steamlearnlab, jennifer.r.miller@birdvilleschools.net

Learning Resources Specialist, Green Valley Spicer, Foster Village



SECONDARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Michael Hanson @Hansonits michael.hanson@birdvilleschools.net

Haltom HS, Haltom MS, Richland MS, North Ridge MS, North Oaks MS

Rashel Larson @rashellarson rashel.larson@birdvilleschools.net BCTAL, Smithfield MS, North Richland MS, Central Office Administration

Tosh McGaughy @ToshMcGaughy tosh.mcgaughy@birdvilleschools.net

Richland HS, Birdville HS, Shannon HS, Watauga MS

Karen Teeters @karenteeters222 karen.teeters@birdvilleschools.net

Online Learning Specialist, All Middle and High Schools