What is Hour of Code?

  • Hour of Code Logo The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
     
    During Hour of Code students participate in activities that challenge them to apply problem-solving skills. Each year DVUSD schools offer students opportunities to participate in the Hour of Code.
     
    Check out sample activities at https://hourofcode.com/us/learn.
     

When is Hour of Code?

  • Hour of Code takes place during Computer Science Education Week, which is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). Campuses can pick a day during Computer Science Education Week to conduct Hour of Code activities.

Who Leads Hour of Code?

  • Anyone can implement Hour of Code activities using the computer-based / unplugged tutorials.

    To support implementation in DVUSD schools, USAA partnered in 2018 & 2019 to provide volunteers to lead Hour of Code activities. At the partnering schools, USAA volunteers shared an introduction of themselves and how their work is influenced by computer science, showed a video about Computer Science / Hour of Code, and facilitated student participation in select activities from the Hour of Code site.