What is Coding?
Benefits of Learning Coding
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.
Hour of Code is a completely free service that provides over 170 different tutorials to explore. The website targets age groups starting at pre-readers, and up to grade 9+. The programming language can be as simple as blocks, or as complex as Python and C++, and lessons are available in over 45 languages. Young people in more than 180 countries have tries One Hour Code.
There are so many activities available on the website, and they’re all free! The brilliance of this is the opportunity for children and students to discover new interests and talents. Once the seed is planted, countless doors are opened. Even the smallest curiosity can grow into a fulfilling career when encouraged.
In exchange for free lessons and inspiration, Hour of Code asks that users spread the word. Share your experience in #HourOfCode with friends on Twitter and Facebook. The site also provides email templates to promote the program across schools, workplaces, and communities. Hour of Code aims to get everyone involved.
Hour of Code challenges readers to spend at least one hour of time trying an activity, then share your experience in some way, so we continue to learn and grow as a community.
The Hour of Code Impact Study
- More students reported liking computer science
- More students reported feeling they are able to learn computer science, and
- More students reported feeling they are better at computer science than their peers.