Get ready for Hour of Code 2019! This year ‘s Hour of Code will officially take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15, 2019, although you can host an Hour of Code at any time of year.
More Than 400 Hour of Code Activities
While this page doesn’t provide links to every Hour of Code activity, the four resources below are among the best and will provide you with more than 400 activities to bring coding to your classroom.
Many of Code.org’s activities can also be found on HourOfCode.org, but I find their site less overwhelming for teachers who are just trying to find a place to start. Code.org’s Hour of Code activities have something for everyone. Code your own dance party with Katy Perry and Panic at the Disco, program characters from Star Wars and Frozen, or even create an app.
Tynker provides a collection of fun game-based coding puzzles sorted by grade-level (K-2, 3-5, 6+) and difficulty (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Each challenge comes with a teacher guide.
Tinkercad is my choice for creating 3D models with students of all ages. They also offer Codeblocks, a way to make 3D models with drag-and-drop coding. Check out these four Hour of Code lesson plans for students in grades 3-8.
Apple’s Everyone Can Code
Apple recently unveiled its redesigned Everyone Can Code curriculum for elementary and middle school students. They have also completely revised their Hour of Code Facilitator Guide. Aspiring coders of any age can also register for Code with Apple sessions at their local Apple Store through December 15.
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