Many of the activities provide tie-ins to subject areas like ELA, Math, Art and Music, Science, and Social Studies, so every educator can find ways for students to participate.
Since its launch in 2013, the Hour of Code has introduced more than 625,750,509 people ages four to 104, in more than 180 countries, to basic coding and computer science concepts.
Here are some of the many options available for educators to bring Hour of Code activities into their classrooms this December.
Students at Charter High School for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia (PA) are working with an Ultimaker 2 Extended+ to learn about art, design, and giving back to the community.
The MakerBot Replicator Mini+ is a single extruder 3D printer with a 10.1 x 12.6 x 12.6 cm (L/W/H) build plate, allowing users to print PLA objects up to 98 cubic inches.
Based on research-driven strategies, Reading Horizons Discovery is a program for teaching and assessing K–3 reading skills.
Revision Assistant is an online writing tool that provides writing prompts and feedback for students in grades 6 through university at the click of a button.
Kids Discover Online offers over 100+ units of ad-free nonfiction science and social studies articles for elementary-and middle-school students.
Rarely does a professional book cause a reader to lose sleep. Rarely is a book about how to improve teaching and learning a page-turner.
Newsela is a service that makes it easy for teachers to assign nonfiction texts to students at appropriate reading levels.
Autodesk Design Academy provides educators and students free access to product tutorials, exercises, projects, and courses for Autodesk tools as they learn about the world of 3D design.
eDynamic Learning offers over 50 high-quality online career and elective courses for middle-and high-school students.
3D printers allow users to design an object using 3D design software and print it in three dimensions.
Typing Agent is a fully Web-based program that allows central teacher control over student typing lessons and test curriculum.
Learning management systems, like all technology, are continually improving to meet the evolving needs of their users.
April is School Library Month, and this year’s theme is “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends.” No tag line could be truer.