external image 23102019112_b7803a01f2_z.jpg

Hour of Code 2016 -- NEW!

external image 31460856335_67e9f0ca9c_o.jpg

Wayfinding with Code - Hour of Code - Disney

Screenshot 2016-12-06 09.28.50.png

Hour of Code 2015

external image 23489942086_ba9de0dcc4_n.jpgPurpose: The Hour of Code is a "fun one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming!"
Our plan: This year we're going to do a 2 day introduction to coding with our kiddos.
Day 1: Extended home room & show 3 of the new Videos from Code.org to the whole school through our #MHTVNews studio
Day 2: Students will have an opportunity to work independently or in pairs with coding choosing one of 4 theme paths. Star Wars BB8, MineCraft, Angy Birds, or Plants vs. Zombies. Our NEW BB8 App controlled Robot will also be making appearances in selected classrooms! So work hard at coding & you never know who or what will roll into class!

Teachers: See the resources at the very bottom of this wikpage to help you get ready!
Also, "If you're new to **#HourOfCode** let your students guide you.
They are often more fearless than we are!" - Melissa Jones of Code.org
A Few Tips: It's not important that they finish all the tutorials - the video that starts the activities do NOT need to be played individually because we showed that over #MHTVNews. If they do finish, there are FREE PLAY activities at the very end of the tutoral and more extension activities on this wikipage. Encouarge students to come back here if they want to learn more on their own.
We always encourage PAIR PROGRAMMING!

Hour of Code Themes

external image 23587224535_06220c59dc_c.jpg

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

MineCraft_Hour_Code.png

Explore a Minecraft world through Code

external image 15747129057_b43cfbfdbb_c.jpg

Angry Birds - Games 1-11

external image 15907081896_268384a093_b.jpg

Plants Vs. Zombies Games 12-20

Our #BB8


Hour of Code Videos

NEW Star Wars Introduction Video!

NEW! Minecraft Introduction Video

Change The World - 2015 Hour Of Code




Hour of Code Celebrity Introduction (2:22 min)


Coding in the Wild


Angry Birds (1:46 min)
external image 15353595254_6a4a372ac4_z.jpg

Super Engaging Optional Additional Video - **Top 10 Reasons to Code Rap** by our friends at @Flocabulary
Want to see more videos?

Introduction - Angry Birds

Angry Birds Puzzles 1-11


Walk Through Coding

Puzzles 1-11 are Angry Bird themed and start pretty easy - but they build. With your computer connected to an LCD projector, click below and have a conversation about what it would take to program the angry bird to squash the pig without blowing up by running into the TNT crate. You can demonstrate a few, then ask for predictions and suggestions. What comes next? Let a few fail.

Show the Code
Click show code to see what that code actually looks like (example below) If interest is there, go onto the next puzzle.

Extension Ideas
If time, bandwidth & machines allow and become available, consider small group work with laptops. Have a "Code off" divide the class into 2 or more coding teams and see which group can complete the coding puzzles first. Have the winners come up & show their work in front of class, explaining how they figured out the coding puzzle.
Suggest that if they would like to, they can access this wikipage at home and go onto more advanced coding challenges that include creating apps, games, and combat. Links are below.

Too easy? Move onto Day 5. Zombies!
external image 15747129057_b43cfbfdbb_c.jpg
Don't forget to show the code after each of the puzzles.
external image 15931313491_f5aecbf243_b.jpg

Plants vs. Zombies

Plants Vs. Zombies Puzzles 12-20 Coding Puzzle Challenge - Game 12 -20

Walk Through Coding
With your computer connected to an LCD projector, click below and have a conversation about what it would take to program the zombie to go through the maze. The recipe for success for Puzzle 12 is below to help you get started - ask leading questions, like what next? Run program - after any failures, adjust the directions and revise the code until it runs correctly. Do the hints that the website give to modify the code when failures occur really help?

Show the Code
Click show code to see what that code actually looks like (example below) If interest is there, go onto the next puzzle.
external image 15747127717_c38c3214c6_z.jpg
Extension Ideas
If time, bandwidth & machines allow and become available, consider small group work with laptops. Have a "Code off" divide the class into 2 or more coding teams and see which group can complete the coding puzzles first. Have the winners come up & show their work in front of class, explaining how they figured out the coding puzzle.
Suggest that if they would like to, they can access this wikipage at home and go onto more advanced coding challenges that include creating apps, games, and combat. Links are below.
external image 15907081896_268384a093_b.jpg
external image 15694346521_28bcf7bd43_b.jpg

Recipe for Success!

external image 15745590050_b11e65ebb8_c.jpg

Want more? On Your Own Coding Fun!

external image 15747638887_3c67647c06_c.jpg
external image 15746106160_c1c1168709_c.jpg

Want Even More?! Here ya go!

external image 23408611072_ac6c9ba9dc_c.jpg

Bestie Greeting Card with Code!

(scroll down) brought to you by VidCode and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Make a Million Before You're 30?*

Learn-Ruby_Header.jpg
4 Reasons Why You Should Learn Ruby As Your First Programming Language
Super shout out to one of my Tech Mentors & inspirations for telling me about Ruby! - Patricia McCord. HCPSS Assistant Manager. Systems Engineering.
*You gotta work hard & your mileage may vary.

Teacher Resources

Fast Fwd to 10:40 into the video below for the Minecraft & middle school code activities!


Code.org EDUCATORS Guide

Unplugged

external image logo-330h-880w.png
Introduction to Code Thinking with My Robotic Friends - UNPLUGGED!
external image 15672437976_ba54dce9fc_b.jpg
2014 Hour of Code Tutorial Submission Rubric
Promotion Banners, Press Releases, Posters, & More!

Graphic Credits

Unless otherwise noted, all graphics inspired from & created by screenshots from the amazingly rich & awesome Code.org website. Thanks for your support & generosity!
Save