First through sixth grade students are learning the basics of computer science by participating in the International Hour of Code, the largest learning event in history. From December 5-11, millions of kids in over 180 countries will take the Hour of Code challenge. Hour of Code is initiative is organized by non-profit Code.org to explain the world of coding, and inspire students of all ages to consider a career in computer science. After the initial hour, the code activities remain online at https://code.org/learn so students can try more lessons in their free time.
Hour of Code is an opportunity for every child to learn how the technology around us works. During the hour, participants learn to program using one or more of the free tutorials offered on the Code.org website. The activities are organized by age and experience and begin with a brief introduction to computer science. Students can choose tasks that include solving a problem for Disney’s daring teenager Moana, taking Alex or Steve on an adventure through a Minecraft world, or building a Star Wars Galaxy.