Hour of Code, as the name suggests, began as a one-hour introductory lesson in Computer Science, stressing its importance in the 21st century and demonstrating that computer programming is not something to fear, but on the contrary, can easily become second nature. Today, Hour of Code has grown from an hour to a week-long, worldwide initiative that promotes computer programming.
Learning how to code helps nurture a variety of fundamental skills such as creativity, logic, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Through being introduced to coding early on, students can better prepare for the challenges of the 21st Century. As computer usage increasingly saturates society, it’s up to future engineers to innovate and design software to improve quality of life.
- CodeMonkey Hour of Code activity lesson plan – teachers without previous knowledge in computer science can also teach Hour of Code.
- Introduces the following subjects: objects, functions, statements, arguments and the simple loop.
- Starts off with very simple tasks in order to slowly and gradually teach students different aspects of coding.
- Suitable for primary 1-2 students or beginner to start their first coding experience.