Computational thinking helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. And technology is transforming every industry on the planet. Students today should learn how to create technology, not just use it. By starting early, they’ll have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Trying an Hour of Code is a simple and fun way to introduce students to computer science, perhaps for the very first time. If you'd like an extra set of hands to help out, you can find a local volunteer to help run an Hour of Code in your after-school class or club.
All Hour of Code tutorials require minimal prep-time for organizers, and are self-guided - allowing kids to work at their own pace and skill-level.
Need a lesson plan for your afterschool Hour of Code? Check out this template!
Promote your Hour of Code with these tools and encourage others to host their own events.
一小時玩程式課程在有網路連線的電腦上會有最佳的體驗。 But you don’t need a computer for every child, and you can even do the Hour of Code without a computer at all.
在學生的電腦或其他設備上測試教程，確定音效、影片在瀏覽器能正常運作。 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 unplugged / offline tutorials.
Don't have enough devices? Use pair programming. 當學生們合作時，他們會互相幫忙，並減少對老師的依賴。 他們也將瞭解到計算機科學是需要社交與合作的。
It’s okay if you are all brand new to computer science. Here are some ideas to introduce your Hour of Code activity:
Need more guidance? Download this template lesson plan.
Direct participants to the activity - Write the tutorial link on a whiteboard. Find the link listed on the information for your selected tutorial under the number of participants.
When someone comes across difficulties it's okay to respond: - “I don’t know. 我們一起找出答案。」 - 「科技不一定能完全依我們所想的運作。」 - 「學習編程就像學習新的語言，你不太可能一開始就說得很流利。」
What to do if someone finishes early? - Encourage participants to try another Hour of Code activity at hourofcode.com/learn - Or, ask those who finish early to help others who are having trouble.
The Hour of Code is just the first step on a journey to learn more about how technology works and how to create software applications. Help students continue their journey and encourage them to learn more online!