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    Hour of Code in your Classroom

    The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

    Published on Aug 25, 2016

    Join the Hour of Code movement at https://hourofcode.com/
    Start learning at http://code.org/ 



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    How can I use Hour of Code lessons in my classroom?
    Before Hour of Code
    Prepare your classroom
    • Make sure you have a computer for each student, or a computer for each pair of students. If being paired, make sure they take turns being the typer and the watcher.
    • Make sure you have good internet access in the classroom.
    • Make sure you have a compatible browser installed on the computers. Google Chrome is preferred.
    • Provide headphones or ask students to bring headphones..
    • Register on Code.org to be eligible for freebies and prizes for your classroom.
    Prepare yourself
    • Go through the tutorial yourself so that you are familiar with what your students will be experiencing.
    Prepare your students
    • Provide your students with a brief background to the purpose of Hour with Code. Get them excited about learning!
    During Hour of Code
    • Distribute headphones or handouts if you have them.
    • If you want to let your students pick whichever tutorial appeals to them, direct them to the
      Hour of Code landing page:

    • If you've picked a tutorial for your students, direct them to that specific tutorial.
    • If there's time, hold a Show & Tell at the end of all the cool projects that students make.
    After Hour of Code
    • Print out a certificate for each student that completes and Hour of Code. 
    • Encourage your students to continue learning to program. 

    Hour of Code for High Schools

    When is the Hour of Code?

    The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2016 Computer Science Education Week will be December 5-11, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

    Which activity should I do with high school students?

    Our Star Wars and Minecraft tutorials are great for high schoolers, especially the Star Wars JavaScript version and the free play level on both tutorials. Alternately, we recommend trying one of the beginner tutorials on code.org/learn to start, such as the tutorial with Angry Birds or with Anna and Elsa. A high school student should be able to finish one of these in 30 minutes and can then try a more advanced tutorial in JavaScript, such as Khan Academy or CodeHS.


    Minecraft Hour of Code https://code.org/hourofcode/mc

    Star Wars Teacher Page https://code.org/hourofcode/starwars

    Code with Ana and Elsa https://code.org/hourofcode/frozen

    Write your first Program (Angry Birds) https://code.org/hourofcode/hourofcode


    **Click the link below to learn more about the hour of code and sign up your class


    Resources taken from:
    Khan Academy