Set Up Your Account
- Plug in headphones.
- Copy and paste this code in the box: ASK TEACHER FOR THE CODE
- 1st Hour -- XKSHNS
- 2nd Hour -- WGKKVY
- 4th Hour -- HFYXXY
- 5th Hour -- RTMRGM
- 6th Hour -- XDXJDS
- Name: Your LAST NAME then your first name.
- Username: Same as your log in: lastnamefirstname with no spaces.
- Password: One you can remember easily. -- DOUBLE CHECK IT!!!
- Gender: Male or Female
- Birthday: Put year, month, and day
- WAIT UNTIL TEACHER IS READY.
- Click "Continue".
Watch Videos, Read Instructions, Complete Puzzles
- If the video will not play, click Download Video and save it. Then play it.
- Go to http://hourofcode.com or http://code.org.
- Watch video.
- Click Start.
- Do the first Tutorial for beginners with Angry Birds.
- Watch video Maze Intro. (This uses blocklee.)
- Read the directions, and do what they say, for example:
- Stack a couple of "move forward" blocks together and press "Run Program" to help me get there.
- Click "Show Code" to see your code. Do this after every puzzle.
- Sign in. Use a username and password you can remember.
- If a video doesn't play, read the script.
- When you finish a se
- Watch every video. Rewind if you miss something. Re-watch if you're having trouble.
- Read the directions. The directions always have hints in them.
- Click on "Show Code" and see the actual code! This will help you in later puzzles.
- Make sure your number of blocks MATCHES the number in the goal.
Codes & Teaching Notes:
- Set color
- Repeat X times
- Repeat until Y
- If ... Then/Do
- If ... Then... Else
- While (path ahead); Remove; Fill
- Stage 11.2: Functions -- Includes number & variables. Explain this in advance. (These can be confusing to students because they look like programs.)
- Stage 11.6: Counters -- Explain this in advance.
- Stage 13.4 and beyond -- write functions -- explain this to students
- Stage 15.5 -- Build a Function made of Functions; name an empty function
- Stage 15.6 -- Function with Parameter
- Stage 17 -- this is debugging using everything above
- Stage 19 -- experiment by changing programs
Other Hour of Code Lessons
- 4/5 - Minecraft - includes repeat times, nice music (calm), if-statements, might require some prior knowledge of block types (tested 11/18/2015)
- 2/5 - Star Wars - no repeats, loops, conditions, functions, etc. Last level creates a move to get points game. Mostly an ad for Star Wars. (tested 11/18/2015)
Hour of Code from Other Web Sites
- Main Page: Code.org or CSEdWeek.org
- Tynker - 8 activities -> 5 purple for middle school -- Tynker Help
- Lost in Space
- Sketch Racer - Move, Turn, Repeat, (draw square, draw triangle, envelope, tri+square, eyeglasses, starburst) - Same as first part of Code.org
- Space Zombies - Guided list to put together blocks
- Puppy Adventure
- Math Art
- 15 Block Challenge
- Light-Bot.com -
- Code Academy - Hour of Code
- Khan Academy
- Processing.org - cool art, dancing, animation, visual art - nice 5-minute intro - draw a rectangle with x/y coordinates, pixels,
- LearnStreet.com -