What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
How did you Student participate?
Each of our students spent at least one hour to work on guided coding practices on the Hour of Code website. The lessons are centered around the use of coding terminology, programming libraries, and plug and play style commands.
The program we started with was Minecraft. It's exciting for the kids. The material is very accessible. And it allowed the kids to connect the science of coding to a subject they find interesting.
Check out more at https://hourofcode.com/us