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Daniel D. Waterman School Library: Hour of Code

2020 HOUR OF CODE Begins the week of DECEMBER 7, 2020

"The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered." (from 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, wants to introduce millions of students to these concepts.  I have created this Guide to help students use, enjoy and learn from what offers.  I hope you all enjoy it!

Mrs. Brooks

George J. Peters Elementary School
Cranston, RI


Resources for Educators can be found Here.  


All Things Code From Code.Org

Here are all of the links and resources that you need to find and play these games and tutorials.

There are SO MANY NEW tutorials for Hour of Code!  These can be filtered by grade level, experience level, device and platform.  This is where all of the tutorials are housed.  You can find other resources here, too.


New for 2018!  Here is a tutorial with the Grinch!  or, click the picture below.


 New for 2018! Here's a  tutorial for creating your own Dance Party!  or, click the picture below.


 New for 2018! Here's a  tutorial for a NEW Minecraft Adventure!  or, click the picture below.



 Here's a  tutorial starring the characters of Ice Age!  or, click the picture below.


NEWEST!  Here is the NEW Minecraft:  Hero's Journey! New for 2017! Click on the image below and then click on the TOP tutorial.


Here's  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 Moana Tutorial.  Click on the image below 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.


Code with Anna and Elsa


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!

This is a place to learn more, and to find additional resources.

 Be sure to check out all of the other resources on the main Hour of Code page.


The Hour of Code - WORLDWIDE

Hour of Code Is Here!

Push Yourself: Anyone Can Learn

Hour of Code: Change the World

Hour of Code is Here - Anybody Can Learn

Obama Asks Kids to Learn Computer Science

Hour of Code: Anybody Can Learn

Star Wars - Hour of Code Introduction

Minecraft - Hour of Code Introduction

Contact Info

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Deanna Brooks
George J. Peters School
15 Mayberry St.
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 270-8199

Wed & Fri all day
Thurs afternoons


Daniel D. Waterman School
722 Pontiac Ave.
Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 270-8013

Mon & Tue all day
Thurs mornings

Google Doodle Celebrates 50 Years of Kids Coding!

The Google Doodle for Computer Science Week 2017 is a charming introduction to coding for kids. 

Click the bunny picture below to go to the archive page and play this wonderful (and challenging!) game to help a bunny get his carrot snacks!

Coding Vocabulary

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.

(Many thanks to Mrs. Gaiewski of Orchard Farms Elementary School for the use of this box and these Coding Vocabulary Words).

Code Boogie


Click on the icon to play the game.

More Code Resources

Check out the following following for more resources to follow up on your Hour of Code.  All of these are free sources. has free courses and tutorials to get you started!

Hour of Code

CodeCombat - Hour of Code

Hour of Code


Grok Learning Hour of Code 

Hour of Code: Code Academy

Learn an Hour of Code


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Urges Girls To Participate In’s Hour Of Code

Youth Spark: Hour of Code


Just to be silly:

Dancing Santa from Google


Hour of Code in Cranston!

Click HERE to read the Cranston Herald article published December 21 2016 about Hour of Code all around Cranston Public elementary schools.  


If you want to see the article in pdf format, click the link below.


Click HERE to read the Cranston Herald article published January 4 2018 about Computer Science and Hour of Code in Cranston Public elementary schools.

If you want to see the article in pdf format, click the link below.

Click the link below to see some photographs of students (Barrows and from all over the district) enjoying the 2016 Hour of Code activities!