The fifth annual Hour of Code will take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 4th - 10th. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate CS, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
New activities and tutorials are launching at HourofCode.com. Most activities are designed for teachers with no computer science experience, and are a great way for non-CS teachers to branch out, get started and try something new.
This year, there's also an expanded list of activities for experienced teachers and computer science classrooms. Teachers can find an activity for any experience level or subject area. These activities are a great way for teachers to celebrate CS Education Week with their computer science class.
Beyond this, Code.org is urging educators to look beyond an hour, and pledge to expand access and diversity in computer science as part of CS Education Week. The Hour of Code is only a starting point.