Hour of Code™ 2016

hour of code imageDuring their library time, students in all classes will be working their way through various computer programming tutorials for the month of December. The Hour of Code™ learning event officially takes place during Computer Science Week Dec. 5th-11th, 2016.  “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”  Check out these video introductions.

More resources and tutorials can be found at the bottom of this post.  You do not need a login or account to try any of the tutorials we will be using at school.


Disney Moana Hour of CodeDisney’s Moana Wayfinding with Hour of Code from Code.org




Candy Quest TynkerCandy Quest from Tynker –

“Design your own candy troll and go on a multi-level quest for candy using code in this Hour of Code activity!” Click Get Started to begin


Infinity Play Lab from Code.orgInfinity Play Lab from Code.org




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Star Wars Hour of Code from Code.org



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Minecraft Hour of Code from Code.org

Code with Anna and Elsa from code.org
*Video Introduction


Minecraft Hour of Code Design AnimalsMinecraft Hour of  Code – Design Animals from code.org


Code.org Star WarsStar Wars Hour of Code – JavaScript  from code.org

 Kano Pixel Hack imageKano Pixel Hack

Lego Move Bit by Bit imageMove Bit by Bit – Bits and Bricks from Lego

GooScreen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.38.33 AMgle’s Made With Code Projects – choose any project to complete including a LED dress!


CodeMonkey -Program a monkey to catch bananas.

Lightbot – Solve puzzles using programming logic.  Teaches basics, procedures and loops.


screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-5-14-03-pmBrick Breaker from Tynker




Coasters BasketballBasketball from Codesters (Python block coding) 




RoboMind Academy imageProgram a robot from RoboMind Academy – can choose not to use blocks



Choose at least one beginner or intermediate activity to complete, then you can choose an advanced option.

Flappy Bike from CadastersFlappy Bike from Codesters (Python)  – “In this activity you’ll create a game with player controls! use key-presses to keep your bike in the air while avoiding obstacles!”


CounterHack from TynkerCounter Hack – JavaScript from Tynker  “Learn JavaScript in this Hour of Code activity. Hack your way through the system by deleting viruses, solving mazes, and navigating portals to save the computer”

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 1.25.36 PMHour of Drawing with Code – Kahn Academy -This hour teaches you to program using JavaScript by creating various snowmen.


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Grok Learning- Hour of Code tutorials using Python. Scroll down and choose Is Eliza Human? for the most challenge.


Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.58.33 PMCodesters Hour of Code – Intro to Python – Choose from various activities and levels.  Self-guided.


Other Resources:

Learn an Hour of Code – http://code.org/learn – Explore many, many more options for learning programming from introductory lessons to more advanced.

Tynker logoTynker’s Hour of Code

– Try one of the beginner options for Hour of Code like Candy Quest or Obstacle Course. Click “All Grades” to see all of the options.

Beyond an Hour of Code -http://code.org/learn/beyond –  These take more than an hour, but learn how to program using JavaScript Python, Ruby, Lego Mindstorms, Sparkfun Arduino and much, much more!