Set aside December 5-11th, 2022 for the hugely-popular Hour of code. This is a week of activities dedicated to inspiring kids to learn/love coding. This year:
1,536,702,210 will participate
What is it
Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify that mystical geeky subject that confounds students and teachers alike and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.
Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for your Hour of Code. This includes (links are live on publication day):
- An Overview of This Week
- Long list of websites by grade
- 10 Unusual Projects
- 6 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities
Also: Check out these posts from previous years:
- Augmented Reality with Metaverse
- Build Your Own Apps
- Build Websites
- Hour of Code–Is it the right choice?
- Kid-created Games That Teach
- Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind
- Minecraft Review
- PrimoToys–unplugged programming for youngers
- Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code
- Scratch Jr.
- Websites and Apps to Support Hour of Code
- Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective
- Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash
Hour of Code lesson plans
K-8 Lesson bundle of coding projects
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.