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What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the K-12 resources on the SCDSB Coding Blog or the Hour of Code Participation Guide.

When is the Hour of Code?

The grassroots campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13, 2015. Anybody can do the Hour of Code anytime during the week (or do it before or after that week). Tell us about your participation using the  SCDSB Hour of Code Participation form.

Why computer science?

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See American stats from

How do I participate in the Hour of Code?

Read about how to participate and check out the Hour of Code Resources. You can organize your Hour of Code event in your classroom, school, as a club or just try it yourself! Then SHARE your learning using #SCDSB on Twitter.

I don’t know anything about coding. Can I still participate?

YES! Many of the Hour of Code resources are self-guided and differentiated. Just pick the resource that is right for you. There are options for every age and experience level from kindergarten and up. Get started with the How to Guide.

Do I need computers for every student?

No. There are Hour of Code tutorials that work on computers, smartphones, tablets and some that require no computer at all! Here are a few options:

Is the Hour of Code available for Canadians?

The resources from the Project are free for anyone to use (we just can’t claim prizes in Canada). Check out the Canada Learns Coding website.