Code.org is an international organization with a goal of introducing as many students as possible to Computer Science. The Hour of Code offers on line tutorials to show students the basics of computer programming. During Computer Science Week, Code.org wants to introduce millions of students to these concepts. I have created this Guide to help students use, enjoy and learn from what Code.org offers. I hope you all enjoy it!
Cranston Library Supervisor
Resources for Educators can be found Here.
He's a mean one, Mr. Grinch!!
Learn to code drones and a sleigh to capture presents on a Grinchly-adventure!!
Are you ready to code a Dance Party? Choose a dancer, add some moves, select the music and GO!
Ahoy Matey! Help the pirate captain find his treasure in this 3-D world of adventure. Be careful. One mistake and he's in the water!!
Here are all of the links and resources that you need to find and play these games and tutorials.
There are about 177 NEW tutorials for Hour of Code! (that's a lot!) These can be filtered by grade level, experience level, and platform. This is where all of the tutorials are housed. You can find other resources here, too.
Here's a tutorial starring the characters of Ice Age! or, click the picture below.
Mine Craft Designer Tutorial. Click on the image below and then click on the image to the LEFT to get into the tutorial.
Here's the Star Wars Code Tutorial. Or, click the picture below.
Here's the Minecraft Adventure Tutorial. Or, click the picture below.
Click the above link to find the awesome "Frozen" tutorial. The video introductions are embedded in these sites.
Write your Very First Code with Angry Birds!
This is just too fun... the best way for younger students to learn how to code!
Defeat the Kakamora while learning how to code!
Be sure to check out all of the other resources on the main Hour of Code page.
Algorithm - A list of steps that you can follow to finish a task.
Program - An algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine.
Persistence - Trying again and again, even when something is very hard.
Loop - The action of doing something over and over again.
Event - An action that causes something to happen.
Check out the following following for more resources to follow up on your Hour of Code. All of these are free sources. Code.org has free courses and tutorials to get you started!
A special thanks to Mrs. Rose, Library Supervisor, for creating this page in support of Cranston's Computer Science Week.
Vocabulary created by Mrs. Gaiewski, Teacher-Librarian at Orchard Farms School, Cranston.
Hour of Code lessons and unplugged lessons, selected by Mrs. Gaiewski, are part of the code.org curriculum.
Comments may be emailed to Mrs. Gaiewski using the link at the top.