Hour of Code

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts! Over the past years since its inception in 2014, the Hour of Code has reached tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. 

Here at Vanderhoof I've worked with many classes each year since Hour of Code began!  We program the robotic balls, create Scratch codes,  learn about career opportunities, and more.  Some of the most fun is visiting the websites I compiled below.  The kids can't believe how much fun learning to code can be!

Joy Jones - Vanderhoof Digital Teacher Librarian


The Grinch:  New for 2018 and really fun!  Challenges start easy but jumping trees is harder than it looks!

Code Boogie:  Learn to code dance steps!  Good for younger grades but still a blast!

Hour of Code Minecraft:  Harder than some of the other coding sites.  Maybe not at first - but the coding gets more challenging with each level.

Coding with Angry Bird:  For students with no prior experience

Code Combat:  Only the first challenge is unlocked, unless you create an account, but it's a doozy!  This coding website is for older grades.

A Smorgasbord of Coding:  As recommended and compiled by the HOUR OF CODE folks!  You can pick what grade level you are when choosing different coding games.