3 - 5 Hour of Code Resources

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 3 - 9, 2018.

What will you create?

Creativity is the theme for the 2018 Hour of Code! Post to social media with this format:

Creativity is _______ What will you create? #HourOfCode #CSforGWAEA #CSforIA #iowacs


How do I host an Hour of Code?

First, Code.org has wonderful resources for you at https://hourofcode.com/us/how-to so be sure to check them out! You can also use the Hour of Code planning guide or our DLGWAEA planning template.

Or, you can follow the steps outlined in the video below:

Connect with local professionals to help students understand what coding and computer science jobs are like and get an extra pair of hands to help with your event. Code.org provides a list of volunteers that will join you face to face or remotely here (https://code.org/volunteer/local).

Choose an Hour of Code Activity

We picked out a few unplugged (or offline) and online activities we really like for 3-5 grade students and shared them below. You can also use Dash & Dot, Sphero, or Makey Makey if you already have them in your classroom or school.

You can find MANY more Hour of Code activities at https://hourofcode.com/us/learn.

Unplugged Activities

Online Activities

Spread the Word Before and Celebrate After your Hour of Code

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

Beyond an Hour of Code - Save the Date!

How can you keep using coding and computer science after the Hour of Code?

Save the date for our Computer Science Workshop February 12, 2019 from 8:30 - 11:30a at our 6th Street building in Cedar Rapids. We'll learn more about Iowa's Computer Science standards, share strategies for incorporating computer science and coding into core subjects and plan for next steps in your classroom and building. Please sign up for course #168479 and bring a team including administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers.

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 (crogers@gwaea.org) or your district's Digital Learning Consultant for more information.