Inspire students and volunteer for the Hour of Code
Code.org offers the opportunity for your employees to connect with local classrooms doing the Hour of Code where they can share their tech career experience and inspire students to study computer science.
All Hour of Code activities require minimal prep-time, and are self-guided - allowing participants to work at their own pace and skill-level.
4. Plan your technology needs - computers are optional
The best Hour of Code experience includes Internet-connected computers. But you don’t need a computer for every participant, and you can even do the Hour of Code without a computer at all.
Plan Ahead! Do the following before your event starts:
Test activities on computers or devices. Make sure they work properly on browsers with sound and video.
Provide headphones, or ask participants to bring their own, if the activity you choose works best with sound.
Don't have enough devices? Use pair programming. When participants partner up, they help each other and rely less on the organizer. They’ll also see that computer science is social and collaborative.
Have low bandwidth? Plan to show videos at the front of the event, so each participant isn't downloading their own videos. Or try the unplugged / offline activities.
5. Start your Hour of Code off with an inspiring video
Kick off your Hour of Code by inspiring participants and discussing how computer science impacts every part of our lives. Share more about what inspired you to pursue computer science and your role at your company.
Show an inspirational video:
The original Code.org launch video, featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and NBA star Chris Bosh (there are 1 minute, 5 minute, and 9 minute versions).