How to host a virtual Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, using fun tutorials to show that anybody can learn the basics. Your efforts can make a huge impact on the way students view computer science and their own potential.

While Hour of Code can be held in a classroom, you don't need to be in-person to enjoy the fun! You can host an interactive and inspirational remote event utilizing some of these recommendations.


Register your Hour of Code

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You may not be gathering in person, but you're still a part of the movement. Use your host's location to add your event to the Hour of Code map, and know that your dedication is part of a worldwide movement.

Register your event

Choose your activities

Este año, el tema de la Hora del Código es "Creatividad con inteligencia artificial (IA). Ya sea programando nuevas aplicaciones y algoritmos, generando obras de arte únicas o creando coreografías para ponernos a bailar, la IA está abriendo nuevas oportunidades para la expresión digital que amplían nuestra comprensión de la creatividad. Haz que este año sea especial realizando una actividad de programación Y aprendiendo sobre la IA.

Primero, explora cientos de actividades de programación y elige una de acuerdo a la edad, experiencia, intereses y más de tu grupo. Estas actividades selectas incluyen la inteligencia artificial como tema o lección clave.

Then, learn all about AI. Students can watch short videos featuring experts in the field, and there are accompanying lesson plans to extend the activity and guide further discussion.

Decide ahead of time if you want to choose a single tutorial for all of your students, or let each student pick their own.


Plan your event

El siguiente es un ejemplo de agenda para comenzar:

  • 10:00 - 10:05 am: Begin with an inspirational video or a short introduction from the host about the importance of computer science fundamentals
  • 10:05 - 10:45 am: Students do their coding activity
  • 10:45 - 10:55 am: Students learn about AI
  • 10:55 - 11:00 am: Host gives closing remarks

Test out your technology set up and activities in advance. Think about how your students will be joining the call and if they can be on the call while they complete their activity in a separate window. When showing a video, share your screen and your computer's sound.

During the coding activity, you can ask students to mute until they have questions. Or, if your conference tool supports it, consider using breakout rooms for students to work together in pairs or groups.


Get coding!

Direct your students to the activity, maybe by sharing the link in the conference tool's chat box or through your classroom's learning management system. Your students may encounter challenges—that's okay! Learning to program is like learning a new language; you won't be fluent right away. If a student doesn't know the answer, encourage them to pair up and figure it out together.

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Be sure to celebrate success! You can print certificates in advance and send them to your students, or have each student ask a parent to print at home. Show off their achievement and share photos and videos of your Hour of Code event on social media. Use #HourOfCode and @codeorg so we can highlight your success, too! (Publicity or privacy policies may apply.)

Print certificates

Más allá de la Hora del Código

Computer science doesn't have to end with the Hour of Code! While 90% of parents want their child to learn computer science, most schools still don't teach it. To help, Hour of Code partners have diverse curriculum offerings. Learn how to bring these offerings to schools today.

Después la Hora del Código

Go beyond the Hour of Code

Preguntas frecuentes

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What are the prerequisites for doing an Hour of Code?

La Hora del Código es fácil de ejecutar, incluso para los principiantes. No se necesita experiencia en informática o formación para inspirar a los estudiantes a explorar, crear y aprender algo nuevo.

What devices do I need to run an Hour of Code?

Dispositivos que puedes usar:

  • Tablet
  • Laptop
  • Ordenador de sobremesa
  • Mobile Device

Si los dispositivos son limitados o no están disponibles, ¡prueba la programación en pareja o explora nuestras actividades fuera de línea para aprender sin ningún dispositivo!

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