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Take One, Share One Hour of Code Resource... Tag, You’re It!

It’s almost that time of the year when millions of students, teachers, administrators, and parents will take part in the Hour of Code, which started in 2013 as a way to introduce students to one hour of computer science coding lessons and activities. To date, more than 100 million students worldwide have participated in an Hour of Code event, which usually take place during CS Education Week in December. 

Hour of Code logo

 

Hour of Code runs December 6-12 and its coding activities include a range of both skill and content level, giving students and teachers choice and agency in what and how they choose to learn coding. Activities span anywhere from lessons for non-coders to coding, design, and creating original products.

Whether you and your students are beginner coders or experts, everyone can participate in Hour of Code. The event’s goal has always been to emphasize that anybody can learn the basics of computer science. The objective is not for all students to become coders or computer scientists, but to give them a fundamental understanding of how computers work. Over the years, it has grown from mostly students and teachers to companies, organizations, and high-profile individuals like Serena Williams, Neymar Jr., and Jessica Alba becoming partners in creating content for the Hour of Code site.

Are you starting with the basics or are you challenging yourself and your students in this year’s Hour of Code? What resources, games, or lessons will you be using?

Respond to this post and share your resource below, or follow CS for All Teachers on Twitter and share a resource and then tag someone else to share another resource to add to our Hour of Code resource list.

 

CS for All Teachers Community Ambassador Vanessa Jones is a Technology Design Specialist for the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. She is also a CSTA 2021-2022 Equity Fellow and facilitates Code.org's CS Fundamentals and CS Discoveries programs. In addition, Vanessa is an online facilitator and course designer for the University of Texas at Austin’s Strategies for Effective and Inclusive Computer Science Teaching (SciPs) course.

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Wed, 12/01/2021 - 6:01 pm EST

Are you looking for videos, resources or detailed Step-Sets to get started?  Check out these easy steps from Code.org to get started next week during CSEd Week

https://hourofcode.com/us/learn 

I'm tagging Andrea Wilson Vazquez, @wilsandrea, @SPHSPHSPHSPH and @drfletcher88 to share what they are doing during CSED Week!

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Submitted by Susan Reeves on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 2:56 pm EST

Here is a Countdown to prepare for the Hour of Code with helpful links to resources! Enjoy, stay linked to the live version to get updates next year or file/make a copy to customize your personal version.

https://goo.gl/tgK9ZU

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Submitted by Shawn Patrick Higgins on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 5:53 pm EST

I really love Processings Hour of Code because of its high level arts focus. Not too hard to wrap your mind around, but really embodies "low floor, high ceiling." So many rad creative examples to get your students excited! https://hello.processing.org/editor/

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 1:39 pm EST
https://www.csedweek.org/

Today is Day 4 of CSEdWeek. What resources or strategies have you shared this week to inspire students, teachers, parents and your community to learn computer science?

Have you explored the csedweek.org site? There are many interactive activities for you and your students to try out.

 

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 1:43 pm EST

Do you or your students write poetry? Why not inspire them to code with poetry?Add art and animation to any poem in this Hour of Code activity. 

Tag a fellow teacher and share this resource 

https://code.org/poetry 

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 2:02 pm EST

Thank a CS teacher during CSedWeek. Highlight what they are doing in their classrooms during the Hour of Code!

 

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 2:08 pm EST

Are you a CS Super Hero? Do you know anyone that is a CS Super Hero? Create Super Hero posters with your students and share your super CS Super heroes here! Check out the How to documents for creating your CS Super Hero!

 

K-12 Google Slides (force copy)

K-12 Powerpoint Presentation

K-12 PDF

K-5 Google Slides (force copy)

K-5 PDF

6-12 Google Slides (force copy)

6-12 PDF

Vanessa CS Super Hero

 

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 2:18 pm EST

Did you know that you can find a local volunteer to help you and your students learn computer science. Go BEYOND the Hour of Code and connect with a Local Volunteer.  It's FREE. Here are a few https://www.csedweek.org/guiding-questionshttps://www.csedweek.org/guiding-questionsto find the perfect fit for you and your volunteer. Make sure you adhere to your district's current policies about visitors on your campuses. 

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Thu, 12/30/2021 - 10:23 pm EST

If you didn't get a chance to explore different resources during the Hour of Code, check out these CS Connection Resources Hello World and Poem Art. You will find these resources along with many more for your beginner coders in your classrooms.