Virtual Hour of Code 2023
2023 Hour of Code is December 4-10
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 celebrate Computer Science heroes. 2023 Hour of Code has many activities to introduce students to AI.
Robotics And Beyond has created some really great in-depth coding blogs for at-home learning.
- 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. We have 18 issues with activities for young students through high school, including many related to computer science. Please note that we are no longer creating new issues but this is still a great resource!
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.