Welcome to Hour of Code 2015!

Tens of millions of students of all ages and backgrounds have tried an Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction designed to demystify computer science and show that anybody can learn the basics.

For Liberty Hill's second annual Hour of Code, we have selected a handful of grade-level tutorials to pick from. Take a quick look through the descriptions...select the one you like...and then start your Hour of Code! We hope that this will give you a small taste of what coding is like, and we hope you come back for more!

- Mr. Parker, Campus Technologist

 

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code  (Ages 6+)
Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.

https://hourofcode.com/star

 

Minecraft Hour of Code  (Ages 6+)
Use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through this Minecraft world.

https://hourofcode.com/mc

 

Code with Anna and Elsa (Ages 8+)
Let's use code to join Anna and Elsa as they explore the magic and beauty of ice. You will create snowflakes and patterns as you ice-skate and make a winter wonderland that you can then share with your friends!

https://hourofcode.com/frzn

 

Write Your First Computer Program (Ages 4+)
Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.

http://hourofcode.com/code

 

CodeCombat (Middle School+)
Defeat ogres to learn Python or JavaScript in this epic programming game!

https://hourofcode.com/cc

 

CodeMonkey (Middle School+)
CodeMonkey is an online game that teaches coding in a real programming language! Students program a monkey to catch bananas while it gets slightly more complicated on each level. They get star scores on each solution and can share it in a single click.

https://hourofcode.com/mky

 

Make a Flappy Game (Ages 4+)
Use drag-and-drop programming to make your own Flappy Bird game, and customize it to look different (Flappy Shark, Flappy Santa, whatever). Add the game to your phone in one click.

https://hourofcode.com/flap

 

An Introduction to JavaScript (Middle School+)
Learn the basics of JavaScript programming while creating fun drawings with your code. Do it on your own or with your class!

https://hourofcode.com/kh

John Parker
Information Systems