The Hour of Code brings computer science lessons to students

Hour of CodeHour of Code is coming!  During the week of December 8th through the 14th, students all around the world will try their hand at coding for an hour.  According to the organization’s website, “the Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.”  The Hour of Code can be hosted at anytime during the year, but participants are encouraged to do so between December 8th and the 14th, which is Computer Science Education Week.  Anyone can organize an Hour of Code event, and the website provides you with a nice how-to.  Some statistics from last year’s event show the benefits of the Hour of Code:

  • 15 million students participated around the world
  • it reached those 15 million users in just 5 days
  • more girls tried computer science than they have in the last 70 years

Want more coding resources?  Check out the list 6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code, or the app Tynker, which teaches coding to children.

And, check out’s video about the Hour of Code: