Hour of Code Resources
Resources for Hour of Code:
Please review the resources available at https://hourofcode.com/us; you'll find an introductory video and resources to help you plan an implement your Hour of Code!
Learn about GRACE HOPPER:
- "Who is Grace Hopper" (Women's Stories)
- "Grace Hopper--She taught computers to talk" (60 Minutes news show)
- Grace Hopper Debugging Activity (lesson, provided as a PDF)
- Grace Hopper - Wikipedia (Wikipedia page)
NASA Celebrates Hour of Code
- Watch NASA's introduction of Hour of Code from Space!
- Careers with Computer Science: Aerospace Engineer at NASA
Hour of Code: The main resource for "Hour of Code"
- Informational video about this year's Hour of Code
- How-to, including a video, activities, tutorials; how to plan, promote, celebrate Hour of Code
- Place your school on the map of the world to identify your participation!
- Hour of Code FAQs
- Informational video for teachers
- Beyond the Hour of Code
Code.org: Bring computer science to your school!
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
- CS Heroes from CS Education Week
- CS Education Week teaching and learning materials
- Meet the Computer Science Changemakers meet some of the changemakers working to make computer science education more equitable
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:
- Hour of Code lessons from CS First (Design Your Name: animate your name by coding); Build a Superhero (use loops, events, sequencing); My Google Logo (design and animate a Google logo).
- Hands-on lessons with instructional videos
- Curriculum finder (select a subject area to view suggested activities for your selected subject area)
- Code.org and Google's Blockly millions of students learning computer science using Blockly
- 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
- Code with the Grinch!
- Code with Anna and Elsa from FROZEN!
- Elf Dancing
- Holiday coding
- Ice Art coding
- Holiday Coding Activities: 15 Fun Winter STEM Ideas
- Holiday Coding Activities from Code to Discover
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 email@example.com for further information"
- Find resources at https://codingcredentials.com/