Hour of Code™ 2017

hour of code clock imageThe Hour of Code™ learning event officially takes place during Computer Science Week Dec. 4th-8th, 2017.  “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.


Image kodable hour of codeKodable Hour of Code – definitely beginner! Choose “Play Without Saving”

Candy Quest Tynker ImageCandy 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

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



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




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Star Wars Hour of Code from Code.org

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


image Minecraft Hour of CodeMinecraft Hour of  Code – Design Animals from code.org – Choose the new game or play one of your favorites


Inside Out ImageInside HQ – Made w/ Code – Help Riley from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out solve some of life’s little problems

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




GooMade w/ Code Google logogle’s Made With Code Projects – choose any project to complete including a LED dress!


Code monkey logo
CodeMonkey -Program a monkey to catch bananas.

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

Image Beginning JavaScript CodemojiBeginning JavaScript by Codemoji


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




Coasters BasketballBasketball from Codesters (Python block coding) 




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!”

image Toxic Jungle TynkerToxic Jungle – Python from Tynker “Learn Python in this Hour of Code activity. Save the floating islands from the toxic haze by solving fun coding puzzles”

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.


frozen fractals imageFrozen Fractals (Python Turtle) from Grok Learning- Hour of Code tutorials using Python.


Grok Learning logoTry other tutorials from Grok Learning – Attempt  Is Eliza Human? for the most challenge.

Codesters LogoCodesters 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!