Hour of Code


December 4-10, 2017

What is Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It is an introduction to computer science that first began in 2013. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. The map below shows this year's participants from around the world. We should mention that it's SUPER fun!
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Why is it important?

Computer Science is the fastest growing industry (in fact, computer science is vital to all industries because of the technology used in all jobs). There are not enough (now or projected in the future) college graduates with Computer Science degrees to fill the need. The purpose of Hour of Code is to create an opportunity to introduce students to what coding is all about and allow them to explore it. 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.

Start here!

This year Hour of Code activities have been updated! There are TONS of new coding activities to try. Click here if you want to check them out.

Want to try more?


*There are more tutorials in code.org if you enjoyed the ones above.

*Want to try to design an app? Try Bitsbox. Do not create an account, just click "kids sign in" and "get started."


*Go to w3schools.com and try some coding tutorials based in text-based languages.

*There are even MORE advanced tutorials at code.org. Go beyond Scratch to learn real coding language. Use the filter on the left of the screen.

*Learn about code using text-based languages to build apps and websites with codeacademy.com. It can be found in Clever.