Hour of Code

December 3-9, 2018


An Hour of Code for Every Student



Hour of Code with students

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science. The goal was to demystify "code" to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It is now a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science.

When?

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2017 Computer Science Education Week is December 4-10, but computer science and Hour of Code can be integrated year round.

Why?

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity.

How?

Many Hour of Code tutorials work on PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Plus, there are offline coding experiences that require no device at all.

Limited resource options:

            • Work in pairs. Research shows students learn best with pair programming.
            • Use a projected screen. Watch videos portions together and take turns solving puzzles or answering questions.
            • Go unplugged.

Visit Hour of Code to register your event and research more information.

Hour of Code Activities

Coding Sites:

  • Codesters

This site offers coding and robotic activities based on:

  • Age levels (Pre-reader, Grades 2-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9+)
  • Ability level (Beginner, Comfortable).
  • Filters (Created by, Device type, Topics, Activity type, Length, Coding language)

Resources Available

The WISD Instructional Technology Department has resources available for checkout. Plan ahead to ensure availability of requested materials.

Access the Instructional Technology: Catalog of Tools to view available tools.

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I.T. Tools

Unplugged Activities

CS Fundamentals Unplugged, Code.org Extensive list of activities (ages 4+, English only)

Thinkersmith's Unplugged Hour of Code Activity

Share Your Hour of Code!

      • Post pictures to your website
      • Post pictures to Google+ Community
        • Weslaco ISD Instructional Technology Collaborative
      • Share your pictures with JKelly to have your pics posted on Innovative Learning page of WISD website homepage
      • Award digital badge to participants!
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