How-to Guide for Organizations
Use this handout to recruit corporations
1) Try the tutorials:
We’ll host a variety of fun, hour-long tutorials, created by a variety of partners. New tutorials are coming to kick off the Hour of Code before September 5 - December 17.
All Hour of Code tutorials:
- Require minimal prep-time for organizers
- Are self-guided - allowing students to work at their own pace and skill-level
2) Plan your hardware needs - computers are optional
The best Hour of Code experience will be with Internet-connected computers. But you don’t need a computer for every participant, and can even do the Hour of Code without a computer at all.
Test tutorials on student computers or devices. Make sure they work properly (with sound and video).
Preview the congrats page to see what students will see when they finish.
Provide headphones for your group, or ask students to bring their own, if the tutorial you choose works best with sound.
3) Plan ahead based on your technology available
Don't have enough devices? Use pair programming. When participants partner up, they help each other and rely less on the teacher.
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.
4) Inspire students - show them a video
Show students an inspirational video to kick off the Hour of Code. Examples:
Get your students excited - give them a short intro