2019 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 9-15, 2019.

Want to change the world? Let's get started.

Computer Science for Good. #CSforGood


Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2019 Hour of Code will highlight how we can all use computer science to make a positive impact on our world, from writing apps to solve a local problem, to using innovative ideas in data science to address global challenges. Code.org created this guide to help get the conversation started in your classroom.


Post to social media:

#CSforGood #HourOfCode #CSforGWAEA #CSforIA

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How do I host an Hour of Code?

Need help planning an Hour of Code? Check out our resources for planning and our favorite online and unplugged activities at the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team's website.


Don't forget to REGISTER with us at bit.ly/GWAEAHoC19 and at the Hour of Code website. We'll send you stickers and posters when you register and you'll be entered into a drawing for robots or circuits at Hour of Code!


This year we have created resources collections to help you integrate Computer Science (CS) into your content areas:

Activity Suggestions for CS + Math

Activity Suggestions for CS + Science

Activity Suggestions for CS + Social Studies

Activity Suggestions for CS + Language Arts

Activity Suggestions for CS + Music, Media, & Art

Got robots or physical computing kits?

Do you have Sphero? Dash? Hummingbird Bit? Ozobot? Micro:bit? Littlebits? LEGO Mindstorms?


Check out these Hour of Code activities designed specifically for your robots and physical computing kits: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn/robotics

Change the world with Computer Science!

The 2019 Hour of Code theme is here and it's all about empowering students to change the world with the power of computer science! Check out the tutorials below that might help your students get started.


We'd love to see your students innovative ideas to change the world on social media! Share their problem solving and learning with #CSforGood, #HourOfCode #CSforGWAEA, and #CSforIA.

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Want to change the world? Do Your :bit

Do your :bit is a new BBC micro:bit challenge that focuses on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students are challenged to develop innovative solutions to address on Global Goals 14 and 15. Entries are due by Friday, February 28th, 2020. Why not get started on this project during CS Ed Week and then go beyond and hour of code?


Challenge Information

Challenge Resources

Connect with other Computer Science Educators!

We invite you to join CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) & CSTA Iowa to connect with like-minded educators and for access to resources. Please complete our engagement survey so we can better understand your needs and plan events accordingly.


You can also connect with other Iowa CS educators by joining the Iowa CS Teachers Facebook Group or by joining the Iowa CS Teacher email list.

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Spread the Word Before and Celebrate After your Hour of Code

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

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.

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