How to plan your Hour of Code

Join the movement and introduce your students to computer science with these steps.

Students today should learn how to create technology, not just use it.

Trying an Hour of Code is a simple and fun way to introduce students to computer science, perhaps for the very first time! Find an activity that fits your setting, whether in-class or after-school, in-person or virtual. Take a look at our participation guide if you still have questions after checking out the steps below:

1. Watch the Hour of Code how-to video

2. Explore activities and tutorials

We provide a variety of fun, student-guided tutorials for all age groups and experience levels. It’s popular for students to try self-led tutorials, though many activities include lesson plans for teachers to guide discussion or extend the activity as well.

Explore the activities and decide ahead of time if you want to choose a single tutorial for all of your students, or let each child pick their own.

3. Create your plan for the day

Think about your technology needs - computers are optional!

  • Най-добрият Hour of Code се провежда с Интернет свързани компютри. But you don’t need a computer for every child, and you can even do the Hour of Code without a computer at all! For unplugged activities, simply filter the Classroom Technology section to show options for “No computers or devices”.
  • Тестирайте уроците на компютри или устройства. Уверете се, че те работят правилно на браузъри със звук и видео. Have low bandwidth? Plan to show videos at the front of the class, so each student isn't downloading their own videos. Or try the offline tutorials.
  • Предоставете слушалки за класа си, или помолете учениците да си донесат, ако изберете уроци за начинаещи -най-добре е със звук.
  • Don't have enough devices? Use pair programming. Когато учениците си партнират, те си помагат един на друг и разчитат по-малко на учителя. Те ще се убедят, че компютърните науки се нуждаят от социално сътрудничество.

Pick a day and time

People around the world join in the Hour of Code celebration during CS Education Week (December 5-11) when the latest tutorials and activities are released. But you can do an Hour of Code any day of the year!

4. Promote your Hour of Code

Now that you've planned your event, it's time to start promoting it!

Tell your School and Community

Promote the Hour of Code to other teachers who may want to join in on the fun! This is also a great opportunity to reach out to your school’s PTSA or share in parent newsletters, letting them know their children may come home wanting to try more activities and tutorials!

Let Volunteers Know by Registering Your Event

When you sign up your Hour of Code event, you’ll receive helpful email communications with news and tips for hosting a successful Hour of Code. It’s also how you can let local volunteers know your school is participating. Volunteers are a great resource and can come speak to your class about computer science or simply help your students with Hour of Code activities.

Get your Students Excited

Lead up to the event by sharing inspirational videos highlighting diverse people and creative ways that computer science can be used. Or print inspirational posters for your classroom! Students are more excited to participate in a subject when they see people who look like them encouraging it.

Learn more about posters, videos, stickers and other ways to promote your event to your community.

5. How to start your Hour of Code strong

Once your Hour of Code celebration has arrived, make sure you start your event strong with some of these tools and tips.

Invite a local volunteer to inspire your students by talking about the breadth of possibilities in computer science. There are thousands of volunteers around the world ready to help with your Hour of Code through either a classroom visit or video chat with your students!

Покажи вдъхновяващо видео:

  • The original launch video, featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and NBA star Chris Bosh. (There are 1 minute, 5 minute, and 9 minute versions available)
  • Find more inspirational resources and videos.

It’s okay if both you and your students are brand new to computer science. Here are some ideas to introduce your Hour of Code activity:

  • Explain ways that technology impacts our lives, with examples both boys and girls will care about (talk about saving lives, helping people, connecting people, etc.).
  • В клас направете списък на нещата, които използват код в ежедневния живот.
  • See tips for getting young women interested in computer science here.

6. Get coding!

Direct students to the activity

When your students come across difficulties it's okay to respond:

  • "Аз не знам. Нека да разберем това заедно."
  • "Технологията не винаги работи по начина, по който ние искаме."
  • "Да се научиш да програмираш е като изучаването на нов език; няма да го овладееш веднага."

What if a student finishes early?

  • Students can see all tutorials and try another Hour of Code activity.
  • Или помолете учениците, които са завършили по- рано да помогнат на съучениците си, които имат проблеми с дейността.

7. Celebrate your students' success

  • Print certificates for your students.
  • Print "I did an Hour of Code!" stickers for your students.
  • Споделете снимки и видео на събитието си в социалните медии. Използвайте #HourOfCode и @codeorg,, така ще можем да научим за Вашия успех!

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