Hour of Code 2017-2018

Hour of Code is a campaign to show that anyone can learn the basics of coding and become a maker, a creator, an innovator.
"Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have all said that students should learn how to code.It’s a skill that not only teaches you how to work with computers,but also teaches you how to think about solving problems with systems."
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Bloxel Tutorial Videos

Hour of Code - Be a maker, a creator, an innovator!

Star Wars - Building a Galaxy with Code (Beta version)

Minecraft - Explore a Minecraft world through code! (Beta version)

W3Schools - Online web tutorials

BrainPoP - fee videos about coding

10 Middle School Coding Projects for Beginners

Mozilla Webmaker -

Bee A Coder - offers beginner (learn to write code) and advanced (create your own game) opportunities

Khan Academy: Hour of Code - Lots of videos and shared coding projects

Hour of Code 2013: Grok Learning - Get a taste of programming in Python 3.3 a scripting language used by Google, Facebook, and Reddit.

Learn to Code - Learn the basics of Computer Science with drag and drop programming.

Coding for Kindergartners - nice post explaining how elements of programming support pre-readers

Pixel Press - Draw your own video game

trinket.io - teach anything with code

Scratch - Create stories, games, and animations and share around the world.

Scratch Challenges - Wesley Fryer's wiki

ScratchJr. - now available as free iPad app

Minecraft Challenges - Wesley Fryer wiki

Tynker - Learn computer programming at home! A fun and engaging course for children in grades 4-8

Hopscotch - Coding for kids: an iPad programming language. Similar to Scratch & Tynker

Daisy the Dinosaur - App targets the youngest coders. Simplified version of Hopscotch. Excellent introduction to programming!

LEGO Mindstorms Fix the Factory - gets pre-reading students to engage in meaningful coding challenges that develop computational thinking

Cargo-Bot - a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates.

7 Apps for Teaching Coding - some free and some not

Programming for Kids - collections of lots of resources

Teach Kids to Program - a collection of resources to teach programming/coding "one game at a time"

Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids - by Common Sense Media


Sphero - The app-controlled ball that does it all.

littleBits - littleBits blog

Bee-Bot - an exciting new robot designed for use by small children

Tickle App - video demonstrating how to use the Tickle App to code Sphero