Virtual Hour of Code 2022
2022 Hour of Code is December 5-11
Hour of Code is a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. 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 and advocate for equity. The CSEdWeek theme this year highlights the progress that has occurred in computer science education over the past decade -CS Heroes #CelebratingProgress.
Robotics And Beyond is once again providing you with this awesome list of coding activities.
Free Coding Events with Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. (RHOKJr)
Patrice Gans, director of RHOKJr, is offering two free coding events:
- Family Code Night for students in grades K-8 and parents. Thursday, December 8 · 6 – 7pm.
- Celebrate Computer Science Education Week for students in grades 3-8. Saturday, December 10 · 9 – 10:30am.
Register via Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr.
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.
- Also visit our Suggested Reading page for other great resources, including the book “Broad Band” by Claire L. Evans listed under the Girls/Women in STEM tab
PARENTS: Please read these helpful hints from the Hour of Code site to help get your child 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
- 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 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! Subscription-based but all issues before 2017 are available for free.