The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities
. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners
and 200,000 educators worldwide.
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week
. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
(December 9, 1906).
student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See more stats here
Start planning here
by reviewing our how-to guide. You can organize an Hour of Code event at your school or in your community — like in an extracurricular club, non-profit or at work. Or, just try it yourself when Dec. 9 arrives.
The Hour of Code is driven by the Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week Advisory and Review Committees
as well as an unprecedented coalition of partners that have come together to support the Hour of Code — including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the College Board.
Of course. Hour of Code activities are self-guided. All you have to do is try our current tutorials
, pick the tutorial you want, and pick an hour — we take care of the rest. We also have options for every age and experience-level, from kindergarten and up. Start planning your event by reading our how to guide
Code.org tutorials work on all devices and browsers. You can see more information about Code.org's tutorial tech needs here
. Tech needs for non-Code.org tutorials can be found on code.org/learn
in the tutorial specific description. Don't forget we also offer unplugged activities
if your school can't accommodate the tutorials!
No. We have Hour of Code tutorials that work on PCs, smartphones, tablets, and some that require no computer at all! You can join wherever you are, with whatever you have.Here are a few options:Work in pairs. Research shows
students learn best with pair programming
, sharing a computer and working together. Encourage your students to double up.
Use a projected screen.
If you have a projector and screen for a Web-connected computer, your entire group can do an Hour of Code together. Watch video portions together and take turns solving puzzles or answering questions.
We offer tutorials that require no computer
Hour of Code is trademarked. We don't want to prevent its usage, but we want to make sure its usage fits within a few limits. Please see these guidelines for usage
If you're interested in becoming a tutorial partner, see our guidelines and instructions
. We'd like to host a variety of engaging options, but the primary goal is to optimize the experience for students and teachers who are new to computer science.
No. Absolutely no signup or login is required for students to try the Hour of Code. Most of the follow-on courses
require account creation to save student progress. Also, signing up for the Hour of Code does NOT automatically create a Code Studio account. If you do want to create accounts for your students, please follow these instructions
The Hour of Code tracker isn't an exact measurement of usage. We do not count unique student IDs perfectly when tracking participation in the Hour of Code, especially because we don't require students to log in or register. As a result, we both over-count and under-count participants at the same time. Read all the details here
We're so sorry you aren't seeing your event on the Hour of Code map. Because of the tens of thousands of organizers who sign up, the map aggregates the data and displays one point for several events. If you click the events page
link below the map you will be directed to a list of all events by state and can find your event listed there. Additionally, given the thousands of people signing up for the Hour of Code, the map and event list usually takes 48 hours to update. Check back in a few days!
「一小時的程式設計課程」目的並不是在一小時內把大家教成資訊科學的專家。一小時的時間是剛好讓大家瞭解到資訊科學是門有趣且有創意的學問，而且適合所有年紀、所有學生學習，不管是什麼背景。這個活動的成功不是以學生學了多少資訊科學的知識來衡量的，而是體現在參與族群、性別、經濟背景等的多元化，讓我們可以看到資訊科學在所有年齡層中遍地開花。上百萬的老師與學生在一小時的體驗之後決定繼續下去 -- 學習一整天、一整個星期甚至更長時間，而且有許多學生決定最後主修資訊科學。
Anyone can host an Hour of Code at any time. The tutorials stay up year-round. You can expect all our tutorials and curriculum to be available on our site in perpetuity. Please go to our resources
for event how-to guides and other resources to help make your Hour of Code event a success.