Hour of Code

Coming Soon -- Dec. 7 - 13

Hour of Code

The ‘Hour of Code’, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org introduces millions of students to one hour of computer programming. Embedded below are two videos; a two minute introductory explanation and a wonderful five minute video about why coding skills are so important for students of ALL ages. Showing either one of these videos (or both) to your class will be a great way to introduce the Hour of Code.

Hour of Code 2015 - WORLDWIDE
What Most Schools Don't Teach

Where Should I Start?

Below are a few recommended sites - take a look, choose one, and start coding!

Recommended for all ages: Tynker

Recommended for all ages: Lightbot

Recommended for ages 4+: Tutorials for Beginners

Recommended for ages 8+: Code with Anna and Elsa from “Frozen”

Recommended for ages 8+: Code with Star Wars

Recommended for ages Middle School+: Tutorials that Teach Javascript


Look for these sites on the OUSD Home Page for super easy access!

And Here’s ONE MORE!! Deck the Halls with Code


The website, madewithcode.com, girls (or anyone!) can use the introductory programming language, Blockly, to animate the lights of the trees that will decorate President’s Park, home to the White House.


Happy coding!

About Me

Let me know when you'll be coding. I'd love to see it in action if I can!


Also, if you like the look of this flyer, I created it using a "smore".

Check it out!