Hour of Code

December 7th - 11th

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What is the Hour of Code?


The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the tutorials.


When is the Hour of Code?


Anybody can host an Hour of Code anytime, but the grassroots campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Is it one specific hour? No. You can do the Hour of Code anytime during this week. (And if you can't do it during that week, do it the week before or after).


Why Computer Science?


Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See more stats on code.org.

How to Participate in the Hour of Code

It's easy! Just go to code.org or click on the links below to get to specific coding activities the students will love to work on. Most of these activities are self directed and take little assistance for the students to understand.


Set aside one hour (or one class period) during the week of December 7th - 11th for your students to participate.


Be sure to take some pictures and tweet out what your students are doing for the Hour of Code. Use the hashtag #WFShourofcode so we can all see your tweets!

Activities for Beginners

Coding with Favorite Characters

Need help getting started?

Book an appointment with Kim ahead of time to go over the coding programs. They are all super simple to use!