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Organize an Hour of Code™ and join a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science.

The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. With a huge groundswell of support and attention, it’s an ideal time for schools and districts to put the spotlight on computer science programs and expand opportunities. The Hour of Code began as a one-hour codi...

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The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hou...

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Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world, and change who runs it.

Hour of Code
Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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  • is passionate about giving more kids the opportunity to code
  • looking for ways to engage kids in STEM

Hour of Code project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Watch the video & explore activities
  • Make a plan for the day
  • Promote your Hour of Code
  • Start strong & get coding
  • Celebrate & what comes next

Time

Suggested: You'll need a couple of hours to plan your Hour of Code and some time to come up with follow-on activities.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Hour of Code

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Meet the Social Innovator

"The demand for relevant 21st-century computer science education crosses all borders and knows no boundaries. The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket science—anybody can learn the basics. Over 100 million students worldwide have tried an Hour of Code."

Hadi Partovi, Founder & CEO of Code.org

43 Hour of Code projects have already been started

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