Hour of Code

December 9-15, 2019

What is the "Hour of Code"?

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But only 45% of all high schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code, and leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.

This year, let's make it even bigger. I’m asking you to join the Hour of Code 2019. Please get involved with an Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15.

Sounds cool! How can I get involved?

You can get involved in a number of ways:

  • Choose an easy to present lesson to work with your class during the week. You can do a whole hour, two half hour lessons, or divide it up into three sessions of twenty minutes each.
  • Sign out a computer lab, a chromebook cart, use what you have in the classroom.
  • You can even have the kids do non-computer coding!


Below are a bunch of ideas that can be done when you have some time in your class. Need help? Let me know!

Elementary School Ideas

Middle School Ideas

High School Ideas