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Hour of Code Resources 2017

Here is an interactive list of resources that teachers are using for the Hour of Code 2017. Please like those which you are using so that the rankings will show the most popular ones first. Happy Coding!

Make a Flappy Game by Code.org

Use drag-and-drop programming to make your own Flappy Bird game, and customize it to look different (Flappy Shark, Flappy Santa, whatever). Add the game to your phone in one click.

Code.org - Classic Maze with Angry Birds

Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms. Available in 37 languages.

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials

Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code with a brand new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code.

Hour of Code

Use your creativity and imagination to bring the Google logo to life using code. Make the letters dance, tell a story or create a game. With Scratch and CS First, anyone can become a designer and programmer for the day!

Scratch Project Editor - Imagine, Program, Share

With Scratch, you can create your own interactive games, stories, animations -- and share them with your friends. To get started, make an interactive music project. Activity cards and a workshop guide are also available for free on scratch.mit.edu

Hour of Code | Kodable - Programming for Kids

Do the Hour of Code with Kodable! Team up with the fuzzFamily for an hour of code with your kids. Easy to follow programming lessons along with a fun game give you all the tools and resources you need to help them learn basic computer science concepts. No signup required.

Google CS First

In the Amazing World of Gumball episode "The Signal," a glitch affects how the characters relate to each other. In this activity, continue the story by making your own glitch and imagining how Gumball and his friends would react to it.

Dragon Blast | Hour of Code | Tynker

Choose a dragon, then embark on a quest for treasure through the mystical jungle. Kids learn programming skills through 24 puzzles in this Hour of Code activity.

Box Island - Award Winning Coding Adventure for Kids

Take a trip on Box Island and help Hiro collect all the stars scattered in the wilderness! In this special Hour of Code edition of Box Island, you will learn the basics of algorithms, sequences, loops and conditionals! The tutorial is student-led and suitable for all ages.

Hour of Code - Students | Google CS First

Create your own animated story using computer science!

Hour of Code | Codecademy

Codecademy is an interactive platform for learning STEM skills that are critical for today's jobs. Join millions of Codecademy students and learn the basics of coding and computer science by taking our fun Hour of Code courses. By the end of each course, you'll have a real project that you can show off to your friends and family.

Seesaw Coders: Computer Science Education Week Resources

During Computer Science Education Week, we want to give students  an
opportunity to see how coding and design thinking come together to build a
tool they use in their classroom.

Through live webinars and offline projects, we hope to empower all students
to see different opportunities in computer science, practice their creative
problem-solving skills, and collaborate to improve their communities.

Try It Free - Coding App for Kids | codeSpark Academy

Code the adorable Foos to solve puzzles that teach fundamental computer science concepts like sequencing and loops. Everyone everywhere can learn to code with codeSpark Academy's award-winning "no words" interface. Beginner coders and pre-readers welcome!

I made a video for Hour of Code with VIDCODE!

It's the HOC News! Videos and graphics are all about tech, diversity, kids, and coding. Finished projects can be uploaded to school website as the report on the HOC itself. Teachers can encourage students to use the news to report on what they learned, or a statistic for their school. "Breaking News: 400 students at Roosevelt participate in the Hour of Code"

Pac-Man with the University of Colorado-Boulder and AgentSheets

In one hour you create a simple version of a Pac-Man game. You draw the characters in 2D and turn them into 3D. You create your own maze. Then you program the game using AgentCubes. With only 11 IF/THEN rules you create sophisticated AI. Even with just two smart ghosts you will have your hands full to win the game.

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    Heidi Williams is a K-8 Computer Science Advocate. She is a former middle school math/science teacher, K-12 Gifted & Talented Director, Elementary Principal and K-8 Director of Curriculum. As an educational consultant, she helps teachers, schools and districts embed computer science into existing curriculum, as well as helps districts create a K-12 scope and sequence.

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