Hour of Code 2015 at Exeter 

What is hour of code?

The week of December 7th­13th is the “Hour of Code” (also Computer Science Education Week) sponsored by Code.org. During this time students around the world will get an introduction to computer programming­ no prior experience is required (by student or teacher). Students (or teachers) will choose how to spend their Hour of Code through game based activities online or on an iPad. There are “unplugged” activities for those that don’t want to use technology for the Hour of Code. This is a worldwide initiative with over 100 million learners in 196 countries!

The goal of the event is to promote computer science as an option for future careers. The hope is that by exposing students to coding, especially girls, students will be encouraged to explore coding further. The Department of Labor anticipates computer science will be one of the fastest growing and highest paying industries in the future.

Read more about the importance of coding here: https://www.madewithcode.com/bigdeal

Watch an introduction to the Hour of Code here: https://youtu.be/2DxWIxec6yo


Resources at Exeter

Favorite Resources from previous years

Game

Grade Level

URL

Platform

Notes

Code with Anna and Elsa from Frozen

2nd grade+

http://studio.cod  e.org/s/frozen/st  age/1/puzzle/1

Desktop

https://code.org/ho  urofcode/frozen

Tynker’s Candy Quest

1st grade+

https://www.tynk  er.com/hour­of­c ode/puzzle?c=s  etup&dirctx=sch  ool

Desktop

Teacher’s Notes:  https://www.tynker.  com/hour­of­code/t eacher

LightBot

2nd grade+

http://lightbot.co  m/hour­of­code­ 2015.html

Desktop (iOS available)

Teacher’s Notes:  http://lightbot.com/r  esources.html

Flappy Birds Code

2nd grade+

http://studio.cod  e.org/flappy/1

Desktop

Kodable

Kindergarten+

http://game.koda  ble.com/hour­of­  code

Desktop (iOS available)

        code.org recommendations

Hour of Code Studio

All Ages

https://code.org/learn

Detailed Teacher’s Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/ d/1F0VsFzdaspL­5Qx8RCWd1Qt_ euuIBmewT6rFOFzniOo/pub

NEW!

Minecraft

1st grade+

https://code.org/mc

NEW! Star Wars

1st grade+

https://code.org/starwars

https://code.org/hourofcode/star­w ars

NEW! Mystery Island

Kindergarten­ 5th grade

http://monstercoding.com/#hour

_of_code_en

http://monstercoding.com/#printabl es

Scratch Activities

ages 8 and up

https://scratch.mit.edu/hoc/

Teacher’s Notes: https://scratch.mit.edu/hoc/#teache r


BotLogic

ages 4 and up

http://botlogic.us

NEW! Run

Marco

Kindergarten­ 4th grade

https://www.allcancode.com/we b/hourofcode

Google’s Made with Code

ages 8 and up

https://www.madewithcode.com

/projects

The Foos

Elementary

http://thefoos.com/webgl/

http://www.thefoos.com/hourof  code/curriculum/Teacher_Intro

_to_codeSpark_Hour_of_Cod  e.pdf

Angry Birds

All Ages

https://studio.code.org/hoc/1

Hour of Code with Khan Academy

ages 12 and up

https://www.khanacademy.org/ computing/hour­of­code/hour­of

­drawing­code/v/welcome­hour­ of­code

Teacher’s Notes: https://www.khanacademy.org/co mputing/hour­of­code/hour­of­code

­for­teachers/a/using­hour­of­code­ in­your­classroom

Grok Learning

3rd Grade+

https://groklearning.com/hoc­20 15/

https://groklearning.com/hoc/eliza/

CodeCombat

Middle School

http://codecombat.com/?hour_o f_code=true

Teacher’s Notes: http://codecombat.com/courses/te achers?hoc=true

Code Avengers

Middle School

https://www.codeavengers.com

/javascript/17

Code Monkey

Middle School

https://www.playcodemonkey.c om/challenges/0

https://drive.google.com/a/cps.edu/ file/d/0ByMrCnfKaxBcRDVmT1Aw YmVXTVE/view?pli=1

Additional activities listed at https://code.org/learn

                     Potential coding iPad apps

LightBot

has apps for ages 4-­8 and 9 and up. Web Based version available as well

http://lightbot.com

The Foos

ages 5 and up

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id92344157 0?mt=8

Hopscotch

ages 9­-11

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch­ programming­designed/id617098629?mt=8

Daisy the Dinosaur

for little learners

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daisy­the­di nosaur/id490514278


CargoBot

ages 8 and up

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cargo­bot/id 519690804?ls=1&mt=8

ScratchJr.

ages 5­ and up

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scratchjr/id 895485086?mt=8

Kodable

ages 5 and up

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kodable/id5 77673067?mt=8

Unplugged: Coding without Technology Hardware

CS Unplugged

lesson plans for 5­-12 year olds

http://csunplugged.org

My Robotic Friends

all ages

http://csedweek.org/files/CSEDrobotics.pdf

Conditionals with Cards

ages 8­-12

http://code.org/files/ConditionalsHoC.pdf

Blockly

all ages

https://github.com/google/blockly­games/wik i/Offline

Binary Baubles

ages 8 and up

http://code.org/files/CSEDbinary.pdf