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When is the Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is during the week of December 5 - 11, 2016 in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. You can do the Hour of Code anytime during this week (and if you can't do it during this week, do it the week before or after).

What is Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Watch this video for more information.

Why should my class participate in Hour of Code?

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.

How do I get started?

Sign up for and promote your Hour of Code.
Watch the introduction video.
Use this website for information on how to teach one Hour of Code.

Click above for a better view of the school-wide badges.
Earn your Hour of Code Badge!

We are excited to offer Hour of Code badges for classrooms and schools. These badges can be posted on your website for the purpose of displaying your achievement. We have multiple badges to hand out depending on how many lines of code are written. If your class writes less than 300 lines of code, you can request a Participant badge. If your class writes 300 or more lines of code, you can request a badge based on the number of lines your class has written. You will asked to create an Hour of Code photo gallery on your website displaying evidence of how many lines were written or complete a short reflection. We have placed a legend on the left side of our Hour of Code page showing the range the different colors of badges represent. 

We have also created badges for the number of lines of code written school-wide. These school badges are pictured here. Tech Leaders need to calculate the total number of lines of code your school has written, complete the badge request form, and we will send you your badge to your principal. 

Hour of Code Resources
Teacher-led Hour of Code Lesson Plans

Explore this list of teacher-led lesson plans, broken down by grade level.

Hour of Code Lessons

Use this link to access the many Hour of Code lessons. Each lesson is self paced and interactive.

Hour of Code Enrichment

The Hour of Code website (hourofcode.com) has several self paced lessons that will accommodate your Hour of Code. If you would like to extend your Hour of Code, this link has additional resources listed by grade level.

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