This December the Hour of Code will celebrate its seventh year. Started in 2013 by Hadi Partovi of code.org, the Hour of Code was launched during Computer Science Education Week as a fun one-hour coding challenge to give students an introduction to computer science. By the end of 2013, 20 million learners had taken part in the Hour of Code Challenge and the week-long event had become an educational movement, totaling over 720 million participants by the end of 2018.
The Hour of Code takes place every year during Computer Science Education Week, the first week in December. This year, the Hour of Code will happen December 9-15, 2019. Be a part of the movement by organizing an Hour of Code event December 9-15 in your classroom or community. Register your event with the Hour of Code, then check out this resource on “How to teach one Hour of Code with your class”.
In honor of the event, we've also created a new resource to help you introduce your learners to coding and computer science. Check out IDEA’s Coding Kitchen and try out some new coding recipes. There you will find tasks to create innovative learning experiences that focus on coding. Select a main ingredient from our pantry. Each ingredient is linked to a guide, activity or task. Try one or try them all! Bon Appetit!
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