OS Educational Technology News

Special Edition - Hour of Code

Hour of Code - Week of December 7-13

The Hour of Code 2015 - WORLDWIDE

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to make coding accessible, and show that anybody can learn the basics. Many freely available coding resources make it easy to get your students coding and completing an introductory project within an hour. Click here to view the resources provided by Code.org.

When is the Hour of Code?
Anyone can host an Hour of Code anytime, but the grassroots campaign goal for this year is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during the week of December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. You can do the Hour of Code anytime during this week. If necessary, the Hour of Code can be split into multiple sessions so long as your students finish the Hour of Code tutorial by week's end. (And, if you can't do it during that week, do it the week before or after!)

Why computer science?

Computer Science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. Check out a few statistics about computer science and jobs by clicking here.

How do I participate in the Hour of Code?

Start planning here by reviewing a how-to guide from Code.org.

Who is behind the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a public 501c3 non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Code.org partners include Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the College Board.

Additional Coding Resources

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