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Resources for CS, Coding, and Hour of Code®

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Participate in Hour of Code® at ESD 105!

Computer Science Standards:

Learn about GRACE HOPPER

NASA Celebrates Hour of Code

Hour of Code: The main resource for "Hour of Code" Bring computer science to your school!

Computer Educational Week  (CSEdWeek):

An annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field

Girls Who Code

Code with Google

Code with Google provides resources to enhance subject areas with CS skills, augment an existing CS course, and encourage self-directed learning. This page provides multiple resources. Find 1-hour activities and lesson plans for classroom activities.

While the above links provide quite a few resources, the links below may provide some focused ideas for Hour of Code activities:

Code Next (Google)

  • Google's Code Next program works with high schoolers to cultivate the next generation of Black, Latinx, and Native tech leaders.

Behind the Doodle: Gerald "Jerry" Lawson

  • Learn about the person who led the team that developed the first home video gaming system with interchangeable game cartridges
  • (Learn about other Google Doodles ("Doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists!)

Winter Holiday themed Coding Activities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

CS Journeys: virtual field trips and Career chats

Kahoot: Amazon Fulfillment Center (Robotics)

Coding in Minecraft

  • " 'Coding in Minecraft' is available at no cost to all Public Schools in Washington. Email for further information"
  • Find resources at

Industry Tour Info

Careers in Computer Science and Tech Videos provides resources about careers within Computer Science and Tech, along with viewing guides for teachers to use in the classroom. Find the videos and resources here.

CS Organizations & Resources:
Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

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