Hour of Code: Learn computer science. Change the world.

9-15 December 2019

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The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week is 9 – 15 December. Host your Hour of Code in that week or anytime all year-round.

There were 42,256 registered events in 2019 with 988 registered Hour of Code events in Australia.

Anyone anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.
The Hour of Code is easy to run – even for beginners! Computer science is worth celebrating because it helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students develop a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

The website has a great variety of one-hour tutorials in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Hour of Code activities are self-guided. Visit the website to find your activity. There are activities for all grades, Pre-reader, grades 2 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, Grades 9 +. Topics include Science, Maths, Social Studies, Arts, Media or just Computer Science. From Beginner to Comfortable, there is an activity to suit everyone.

Plan your technology need – computers are optional
The best Hour of Code experience includes Internet-connected computers or do your Hour of Code without a computer.

Make sure to test tutorials on student computers or devices to ensure they work properly on browsers with sound and video. Have low bandwidth?

Show videos at the front of the class, so each attendee isn’t downloading their own videos. Or try the unplugged / offline tutorials. Provide headphones or ask kids to bring their own, if the tutorial you choose works best with sound.

If you don’t have enough computers, try pair programming. Even more fun.

Here are some of the activities on offer.

Above: Dance Party Grade 2 + and Make Music with Scratch Grades 2 – 8

Illustration of a robot with the logo 'n2y' on it's chest
Bit Bot Explores Earth Pre-Reader +1

Register your event
Register your event and see your town or city on the map! There are lots more resources, press releases, FAQs and more advice on hosting your event so start your coding fun today!