The Hour of Code website provides a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. “The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.”
2Learn.ca wants to add our enthusiastic support for the Hour of Code movement. Here are some videos and tutorials to help get you and your students excited about coding.
The movie “ Frozen” is the basis for this Hour of Code instructional video on how to code a pattern for Elsa to skate.
Want to try it with your students? Use code on the Code.org site to "join Anna and Elsa as they explore the magic and beauty of ice."As well, there are some very engaging tutorials for students on the Code.org site in the Learn section to get you started.
Heard of Scratch, Kodu, Hopscotch or Light-Bot? Links to these great coding sites and more can be found in Create 2Learn.ca to help you and your students get coding!
If you are looking for some extra guidance, be sure to check out the Teacher Resources on coding, also available right from the Teacher Resource button on the page with the coding links.
If you are an Alberta school with students involved with the Hour of Code, we would love to hear your story!