Hour of Code

Try Something Different This Year!

Hour of Code is from December 6th -12th this year. To start register your class to put your event on the map, then plan activities you can try for free, through code.org. Read this newsletter to get some ideas on how to plan activities utilizing technology, or activities that require you to problem solve beyond using devices.

"The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2021 Computer Science Education Week will be December 6-12, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906)." (Code.org, 2021)

"Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906-1992) was a computer pioneer and naval officer. ... Hopper is best known for her trailblazing contributions to computer programming." (Biography, Yale University, 2021)

What is it?

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 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

Computer Science is Changing Everything

What Devices Can You Use?

Computers/Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, Mac books...any device that can access the internet can be used!

Take a look at the available coding tutorials. Be sure to choose different options available including classroom technology, grades, topic, etc.

There are new Hour of Code activities available each year! Check it out!

How to Run an Hour of Code

Vocabulary You Can Cover?

Social Justice and CS Education Week

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.

Teach #CSEverywhere

The CSEdWeek theme this year highlights the impact that computer science is making everywhere & the relationship that computer science has to different subjects, industries, career paths, & our everyday lives.

Without access to rigorous computer science and STEM courses, underrepresented students have limited opportunities and aspirations to develop computing knowledge.

Teach how Computer Science can be a tool for social justice

Computer Science Activists and Change Makers

Click Below To Access A Variety of Coding Platforms!

No devices? No problem!!

Not having devices available to use during this week shouldn't keep your students from being involved in the Hour of Code. Try one of these unplugged activities for fun!

Tweet your coding experience this month using #NBPSCoding!

*Please, be mindful to only post images of students who have a signed media release form.