2018 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


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/GWAEAHoC 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!

Over 150 new activities and tutorials for 2018!

Check out just a few of the new activities and tutorials you'll find on the Hour of Code website.

Do a little dance, make a little code!

The 2018 tutorial is here and it's all about dancing! You can find all the resources, including teacher lesson plans, unplugged activities, and self-led activities at code.org/dance. You can learn more about the new tutorial from this article by Code.org founder, Hadi Partovi.

Dance Party

Self-led Tutorial & Unplugged Activities

Code a Dance Party to share with your friends. Featuring Katy Perry, Madonna, J. Balvin, Sia, Keith Urban, Ciara, and 25 more!

Link to Activity Lesson Plan

Link to Online Activity

We'd love to see you video of you and your students busting a move with code on social media! Share the fun and learning with #CSforGWAEA, #CSforIA, and #hourofcode.

Spread the Word Before and Celebrate After your Hour of Code

Use the hashtags #CSforGWAEA, #CSforIA, and #HourOfCode 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.