How to plan your Hour of Code

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

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, and it fits perfectly for both in-class and after-school settings. 分からないことがあれば、イベント開催ガイドをご一読ください。

An Hour of Code can also be hosted remotely! To get started, check out our tips for hosting a virtual Hour of Code event.

1. Watch the Hour of Code how-to video

2. Explore activities and tutorials

生徒が自らのペースで学習できるバラエティに富んだ楽しいチュートリアルを年齢層や経験レベルに応じて提供しています。 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!

  • 最良のHour of Code体験にはインターネット接続されたコンピュータがつきものです。 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”.
  • 児童・生徒のコンピュータやデバイス上でチュートリアルをテストします。ブラウザ上で音声やビデオが正しく動くか確認します。 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.
  • いくつかのチュートリアルでは音声が流れます。その場合は、ヘッドフォンを準備するか、生徒に自分のものを持ってくるように頼みます。
  • Don't have enough devices? Use pair programming. 生徒たちがグループで活動すれば、先生にあまり頼らずにお互い助け合いながら進めることができます。 さらに、子どもたちはコンピュータサイエンスが一人だけでやるものではないことに気づくでしょう。

Pick a day and time

People around the world join in the Hour of Code celebration during CS Education Week (December 9-13) 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 order 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!


  • ビル・ゲイツ、マーク・ザッカーバーグ、そしてNBAスターのクリス・ボッシュを特集したCode.org設立時のオリジナルビデオ (1分5分9分のバージョンがあります)
  • Find more inspirational resources and videos.


  • テクノロジーが私たちの生活にどのような影響を与えているかを、男の子と女の子がともに興味を持つような実例を交えて説明する。例えば、コンピュータが医療の分野でどの様に使われているのか、人々を助けるためにどんな役割を担っているのか、もしくは人々を国境を超えてつなげるためにどんなアプリケーションが使われているのかなど。
  • クラス全体で、コンピュータが使われているシーンをリストアップしてみる。
  • See tips for getting young women interested in computer science here.

6. Get coding!



  • 「私もわからないから、一緒にやってみよう。」
  • 「コンピュータは、思った通りに動くとは限らないんだよ。」
  • 「プログラミングを学ぶということは、新しい言葉を学ぶことと同じなんだ。すぐにペラペラにはなれないよ。」


7. Celebrate your students' success

  • Print certificates for your students.
  • 生徒へ配る「Hour of Codeをやったよ!」ステッカーを印刷します。
  • あなたの学校向けの特製Tシャツを注文します。
  • Hour of Codeのイベントの様子を撮影した写真やビデオをソーシャルメディア上で共有しましょう。 #HourOfCodeハッシュタグや@codeorg参照を使うと、我々があなたの取り組みをハイライトすることもできます!

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