Coding for Kids
Coding for Kids
What is the Hour of Code? Well, it is a great way for kids to understand how computer programs are written. It is an event that highlights computer science in the real world; how it impacts you and me!
"Computer science is the art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase our power. Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more."
Educators - The UK Hour of Code - Code.org." 2014. 1 Dec. 2014 <http://uk.code.org/learn/educators>
Main Tutorial Site: http://code.org/learn
Please choose one of the activities below to try coding. Some of these tutorials have sound, so if you have headphones, please use them!
Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.
Let's use code to join Anna and Elsa as they explore the magic and beauty of ice. You will create snowflakes and patterns as you ice-skate and make a winter wonderland that you can then share with your friends.
With Scratch, you can code your own interactive games, stories, animations, and more. In this activity, you'll create an interactive holiday card or game that you can share with friends and family.
Guide Lightbot to light up all the blue tiles. Lightbot is a puzzle game that uses programming game mechanics to let players gain a practical understanding of basic coding. Learn to sequence instructions, write procedures, and utilize loops to solve levels.
If you want to try some more advanced coding, check out the different activities on https://code.org/