Hour of Code Resources

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. (Description courtesy of Code.org)

The following resources have been curated by the AMSTI Educational Technology Specialist to help teachers integrate coding activities into the classroom. Teachers are reminded that while Hour of Code is a great kickoff or celebration event, every student should have to opportunity to experience computer science throughout the school year. The Alabama Digital Literacy and Computer Science Course of Study, currently under revision, will require introductory computer science education at every grade level. The resources below often include both lesson plans and activities for students, but also wonderful professional development opportunities for teachers from all grade levels.


Hour of Code

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 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.


Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week, December 4-11, 2017, recognizes the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science education.