Computer Science Education Week is December 9-15, 2019. During the week many educators use Hour of Code activities to introduce students to computer science. These activities are fun and easy to run, and can be done not only in a classroom but as an after school or library activity, or at home. There are activities for any kind of computer or device, as well as analog “no-device” activities that teach coding and computational concepts
You can learn more about how to run an Hour of Code activity in these simple how-to guides:
You can also skip right to the collection of suggested activities by clicking on the image below, or visiting https://hourofcode.com/us/learn
About Hour of Code
Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to introduce young people to the basics of coding and computer science through 1-hour coding activities. These activities are especially promoted during Computer Science Education Week, but can be done at any time throughout the year. If you are interested in hosting an Hour of Code event, these how-to guides provide assistance for activities ranging from school-wide events to at-home family coding activities. The resources page provides printable posters, videos, digital banners, letters, and other supports for planning and promoting an hour of code event.
Granite Students Talk About Hour of Code
Two years ago, students at Farnsworth Elementary and Woodstock Elementary tried out computer programming by participating in Hour of Code activities. In the video above, a few of these students share their work and their thoughts about the coding activities with Joell Wilkins, school technology specialist.
Share Your Activity
If you host a coding activity please share it with us! You can leave a comment below or share pictures via social media including Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #gsdedtech and #HourOfCode. We will retweet or otherwise reshare what you share with us.
Here is a collection of some of the pictures and posts shared with us last year: