Hour of Code: Create your Hour of Code Plan
Now you know whether you are going to choose a specific activity or let you students choose their own, you can get planning for how your Hour of Code session will run.
Think about your Tech needs - what do you need for your activities?
- Are the activities computer-based or are they unplugged?
- Will the students be working in pairs?
- Test your equipment for sound and/or video. Do you require headphones for students? If so, are you providing, or will they bring their own?
- Are there any other things you need to plan or prepare for to ensure your Hour of Code session runs smoothly?
How will you get your Hour of Code session strong?
- See the resources below to explore inspirational videos,
- Plan an opening discussion on how we use technology in most parts of our lives.
Consider what your students will do if they finish their activity within the hour
- Explore and complete further activities
- Help their peers
- The original Code.org launch video, featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and NBA star Chris Bosh. (There are 1 minute, 5 minute, and 9 minute versions available)
- Find more inspirational resources and videos.
- Explain ways that technology impacts our lives, with examples both boys and girls will care about (talk about saving lives, helping people, connecting people, etc.).
- As a class, list things that use code in everyday life.
- See tips for getting young women interested in computer science here.
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