Hour of Code

Hour of Code



Happy children learn programming using laptops on extracurricular classes


  1. (Optional) Present the introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYZF6oIZtfc
  2. Review vocabulary words
    1. Coding– meanto write code, or to write instructions for a computer.
    2. Programming– similarly, means to write code or instructions. Today, you will program with blocks on the computer.
    3. Sequencing– Putting commands in the correct order so that computers can read the commands (Use an example of the importance of this, like how you bake a cake and have to follow steps in a certain order (i.e. you can’t bake the cake before you have your ingredients mixed).
    4. Bug– Part of a program that does not work correctly
    5. Debugging– Finding and fixing problems in a program or algorithm
  3. Have students navgitate to a web browser and enter the following URL: https://studio.code.org/hoc/1.
  4. A video will appear with instructions (https://youtu.be/bQilo5ecSX4). Watch individually or as a class.
  5. Have students work to complete all the puzzles (this can be done individually, in pairs or small groups).


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Inspired by Hour of Code website

Written by PWC


Grade Range: 2nd– 8th                Time: 60 Minutes


Synopsis: Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones; Some don’t require a computer at all. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students, in 180+ countries, with over 200+ one-hour tutorials available in over 45 languages. The lesson below walks through the one hour of code activity, but feel free to try one of the many at: https://code.org/learn.

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