Promote the Hour of Code

Find all the resources you need to bring attention to your Hour of Code. Not sure where to begin? Start with our how-to guide for hosting an Hour of Code!


Share these handouts

Spread the word with this one page handout

Plan your Hour of Code with this participation guide

Show these videos to inspire students

Hang these posters in your school



Post these on social media

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Use the Hour of Code logo to spread the word

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"Hour of Code" is trademarked. We don't want to prevent its usage, but we want to make sure it fits within a few limits:

  1. Any reference to "Hour of Code" should be used in a fashion that doesn't suggest that it's your own brand name, but rather referencing the Hour of Code as a grassroots movement. Good example: "Participate in the Hour of Code™ at ACMECorp.com." Bad example: "Try Hour of Code by ACME Corp."
  2. Use a "TM" superscript in the most prominent places you mention "Hour of Code," both on your web site and in app descriptions.
  3. Include language on your page (or in the footer), including links to the CSEdWeek and Code.org websites, that says the following:

    “The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

  4. No use of "Hour of Code" in app names.

Print these stickers to give to your students

(Stickers are 1" diameter, 63 per sheet)

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Invite people in your community to your Hour of Code and promote through email

Find more information and language you can use when talking about the Hour of Code.


Invite media to attend

Invite politicians to attend

Ask your school, employer, or friends to sign up:

Subject line: Join me and over 100 million students for an Hour of Code

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code, and leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.

This year, let's make it even bigger. I’m asking you to join the Hour of Code 2018. Please get involved with an Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9.

Get the word out. Host an event. Ask a local school to sign up. Or try the Hour of Code yourself—everyone can benefit from learning the basics.

Get started at http://hourofcode.com/us

Volunteer at a school:

Subject line: Can we help you host an Hour of Code?

Between Dec. 3-9, ten percent of students around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week by doing an Hour of Code event at their school. It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how the technology around us works.

[Our organization/My name] would love to help [school name] run an Hour of Code event. We can help teachers host an Hour of Code in their classrooms (we don’t even need computers!) or if you would like to host a school assembly, we can arrange for a speaker to talk about how technology works and what it’s like to be a software engineer.

The students will create their own apps or games they can show their parents, and we’ll also print Hour of Code certificates they can bring home. And, it’s fun! With interactive, hands-on activities, students will learn computational thinking skills in an approachable way.

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. The good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history - more than 100 million students around the world have tried an Hour of Code.

Thanks to the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code, and even leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.

You can read more about the event at http://hourofcode.com/. Or, let us know if you’d like to schedule some time to talk about how [school name] can participate.

Thanks!

[Your name], [Your organization]

Tell parents about your school's event:

Subject line: Our students are changing the future with an Hour of Code

Dear Parents,

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that [SCHOOL NAME] is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

This is a chance to change the future of education in [TOWN/CITY NAME].

See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.

Sincerely,

Your principal