Virtual Instruction Classrooms

Celebrate Computer Science Ed Week with an Hour of Code!

What is Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries during Computer Science Education Week December 7-13, 2020.

Register and learn more about DLGWAEA's Hour of Code program by clicking here.

Supports for Socially Distanced Teaching & Learning has created a document with Modifications for Common Teaching Practices that is full of great ideas to adapt your favorite CS teaching strategies for socially distanced, virtual synchronous, and virtual asynchronous environments.

Try it! Peer Feedback

Big Picture: Develop a process that works for your situation, and stick with it so students develop positive patterns in sharing feedback.

Help students develop good feedback practices by providing sentence starters:

  • One thing I liked was...

  • One thing I would change was…

  • I'd like to know more about...

Modified for Virtual Instruction:

Virtual Asynchronous (student determines when to engage):

Use a shared document with a template for feedback with the sentence starters posted above.

Virtual Synchronous (virtual instruction all together at set time):

If you have the ability to do breakout rooms, pair students so that they can share feedback. Give students specific questions to help focus their feedback. If you don’t have access to breakout rooms, you may want to consider using the virtual asynchronous advice.

Choose an Hour of Code Activity

We picked out a few online activities we think fit nicely in hybrid instruction classrooms and shared them below.

Activities are listed from lower grades on the left to higher grades on the right. In general, you'll find PreK-5 examples in the left column, middle school examples in the middle column, and high school examples in the right column.

You can find MANY more Hour of Code activities at

Online Activities

Online Activities

Spread the Word Before and Celebrate After your Hour of Code

Use the hashtags #CSforGWAEA, #CSforIA, #CSEdWeek, and #HourOfCode on social media to spread the word before your event and to celebrate afterword!

Additional Hour of Code Resources

Don't miss our other 2020 resources! Click the image below to check out:

📝 Our blog post & event planning template

🖥 Grab & Go resources you can use immediately

  • CodeBytes! - Live 20 minute lessons at 10a & 3:30p hosted daily December 7 - 11
  • Take a Code Break! - 12 recorded episodes with inspirational guests & activities for all kids

🎯 Variety of resources to meet your unique classroom model & needs
🌎 Resources to use CS for Change

Questions? Contact Us!

Hour of Code is a wonderful way to build excitement and provide students and educators opportunities to code! Please contact Corey Rogers if you're interested in incorporating Computer Science and coding into your learning community.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Corey ( or your district's Digital Learning Consultant for more information.

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