What Is Hour of Code?

A self-guided activity for students of all ages, kindergarten and up. Tutorials will work on a browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all.

No experience needed
from teachers and students.

Tutorials will feature lectures from Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, and artwork from popular games Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies.

An effort to demystify code
, and change the conversation around computer science. Visit http://hourofcode.com to learn more

Philadelphia Area Educator / Parent
Hour of Code Information Site

Schools throughout the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area are participating in Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of million of students in 180+ countries during Computer Science Education Week!
(December 5th - 11th, 2015)

This site was created using Tackk.com by
Harvey E. Scribner
Twitter: @PhilaTechSherpa
Teacher / Technology Teacher Leader / GAFE Admin.
Code.Org Training Facilitator (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Collegium Charter School, Exton, PA

Videos / Information From Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

Bucks County (PA) IU: Challenging the Gifted Conference Slides (Click Here)

Get Your Whole School On-Board By Running This One-Hour Bootcamp

Click The Button Below For Information About Free K-5 Training!

K-5 Curriculum Training Primary Training Site For Philadelphia
(More Cool Links And Resources)


Moana: Wayfinding with Code Tutorial


Click The STAR WARS Hour of Code Tutorial Picture To Get Started Now!

If not STAR WARS, how about the original MINECRAFT tutorials?

Click the MINECRAFT Hour of Code picture to get started now!

Here Are Other Tools You Will Need:
Some Of Them Do Not Even Require A Computer, And Most Are Free!


(Click on Code.Org above to learn more about them)

"Whether you're a school teacher, an administrator, an after-school teacher, or a volunteer, Code.org provides educational resources for all ages, free of cost. Below is a summary of our curriculum and other programs. Our online courses on Code Studio are meant for use in all settings — in-school, home-schooling, after-school — and can be taught by teachers, parents or volunteers."  
                                                                     - Quote taken directly from the Code.Org website.

Start With This Video To Find Out How, And Why, It All Started:

For Information About The
Code.Org K-12 CS Curriculum

Teacher Led Hour of Code Lesson Plans

Hour of Code Resources and Tutorials


Online Code Play Areas:

For More Advanced Learners:

The Reasons To Teach Code
In Every Classroom

Steve Jobs
Co-Founder, Apple

“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”

Susan Wojcicki
Senior Vice President, Google

“From phones to cars to medicine, technology touches every part of our lives. If you can create technology, you can change the world.”

Bill Clinton
42nd President of United States

“Every single year in America there is a standing demand for 120,000 people who are training in computer science."

Stephen Hawking
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Author

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.“

Bill Gates

Co-Founder, Microsoft, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains."

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