Virtual Hour of Code 2020
2020 Hour of Code is December 7-13
Hour of Code is held in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), an annual call to action to inspire students to learn computer science. Typically, Robotics And Beyond hosts a walk-in hands-on workshop for Hour of Code but with COVID cases surging again, we are providing you with this awesome list of self-led virtual Hour of Code activities.
PARENTS: If you have a student in 4th Grade or below, please read these helpful hints from the Hour of Code site to help get them started.
Visit the handy Hour of Code Activities page which has a huge list that can be sorted by grade level (pre-K through high school).
Code.org is another go-to resource for Hour of Code activities.
- Code.org Hour of Code page
- NEW: CodeBytes – interactive live mini-lessons daily at 11 am or 4:30 pm
- Also new: Learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Videos: scroll through their huge video library covering more than just coding
- Unplugged activities: hands-on, device free! Hour of Code Unplugged
Robotics And Beyond has created some really great in-depth coding blogs for at-home learning.
- Coding in Scratch Scratch is recommended for ages 8 and up.
- Coding in Python Python is best for ages 10 and up.
- Coding in Java Java is best for ages 12 and up.
Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. is an awesome local (Newtown CT) source of coding workshops, all currently virtual. Several free events are scheduled for Hour of Code, starting with Family Coding Night on December 9 and a 3-hour Code-A-Thon on December 12.
Robotics And Beyond Toolkit is our free STEM activity newsletter. We have 18 issues with activities for young students through high school, including many related to computer science.
Beanz Magazine is a fantastic and inexpensive resource for everything related to computer science, coding and hardware and cool projects that are great learning tools. Great reading too! 6 issues per year for only about $40 but all issues before 2017 are available for free.