How to teach one Hour of Code with your class

Uneix-te al moviment i introdueix a un grup d'estudiants en la seva primera hora d'informàtica amb aquests passos. L'Hora del Codi és fàcil d'utilitzar - fins i tot per a principiants! 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 class.

Take a look at our participation guide if you still have questions.

1. Watch this how-to video

2. Choose a tutorial for your hour

We provide a variety of fun, student-guided tutorials for all age groups and experience levels. Students do the activities on their own, though many activities include lesson plans for teachers (you'll see the link when you click the activity) to guide discussion or extend the activity.

3. Promote your Hour of Code

Promote your Hour of Code with these tools and encourage others to host their own events.

4. Plan your technology needs - computers are optional

The best Hour of Code experience includes Internet-connected computers. Però no necessites un ordinador per a cada nen, i fins i tot pots fer l'Hora del Codi sense cap ordinador.

Assegura't de provar els tutorials en els ordinadors o dispositius dels estudiants per garantir que funcionen correctament en navegadors amb so i vídeo. Tens poc ample de banda? Planeja mostrar els vídeos des de davant de la classe per tal d'evitar que cada estudiant es descarregui els seus propis vídeos. O prova els tutorials desconnectats / fora de línia.

Proporciona auriculars a la teva classe, o demana als estudiants que se'n portin de propis, si el tutorial que esculls funciona millor amb so.

Don't have enough devices? Use pair programming. Quan els estudiants s'associen, s'ajuden mútuament i depenen menys del professor. Ells veuen també que la informàtica és social i col·laborativa.

5. Start your Hour of Code off with an inspiring speaker or video

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!

Show an inspirational video:

  • 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.).
  • As a class, list things that use code in everyday life.
  • See tips for getting girls interested in computer science here.

6. Code!

Direct students to the activity

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

  • "No ho sé. Esbrinem-ho junts."
  • "La tecnologia no sempre funciona com volem."
  • Aprendre a programar és com aprendre una nova llengua; no se n'aprèn de seguida!

What if a student finishes early?

  • Students can see all tutorials and try another Hour of Code activity.
  • O bé, demaneu als estudiants que acaben aviat que ajudin els companys que estan tenint problemes amb l'activitat.


7. Celebrate


Altres recursos d'hores de codi per a educadors:

Què ve després de l'Hora del Codi?

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. To continue this journey:

  • Encourage students to continue to learn online.
  • Attend a 1-day, in-person workshop to receive instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator. (US educators only)