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. This is your chance to try something new -- practice basic programming principles, solve puzzles, customize favorite games, program a drawing, or design a webpage.
The below games, tutorials, and activities have been selected by the SMS Media Medics.
For those who have never coded before, or aren't quite sure what this is all about.
For the student who has already gone through the tutorials in Novice and is ready for something a little more challenging.
Playing games is fun, but these sites are for those who are ready to learn the languages that makes the games work.
Hello Processing: What does it mean to write software to do the things that you often do with your hands, with paper, with pencil with paint? Could you use a computer to create drawings? To create animations? To create images?
Hour of Webpages: Learn the basics of HTML/CSS to make your first webpage.
Codecadamey HTML & CSS: Learn the markup language that gives the web its appearance and function.
Make an Interactive Website: Build the Flipboard home page and learn how to add interactivity to your website.
Learn Python: Python is a general-purpose, versatile and popular programming language.