Welcome to Hour of Code on Codesters!
Through Codesters Hour of Code projects you will be introduced to a variety of programming concepts by creating fun games, art, and animations. In the process, you will learn Python, a real programming language used every day at companies like Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Once they’ve completed the skill-building activities, students will have the opportunity to customize their creation, build a new project that emphasizes learned coding skills, and share projects on our Explore page!
Codesters works best if each student is able to work on their own computer, but it is also suitable for pair programming. Make sure that each computer has a modern web browser, like Chrome, Safari, or Firefox installed. Codesters works best in Chrome. Codesters does not use sound, so it is not necessary to obtain headphones.
Decide which lesson you’d like to teach. We have five lessons available that are meant to be self guided. All lessons are available with English or Spanish instructions. Students can choose the version they want to work with by clicking a link at the beginning of the lesson. Students can work through them at their own pace, and each activity provides the student feedback to guide them towards the correct answer. Each self-guided activity includes a teacher guide and debugging support materials .
Self-guided activities suitable for beginners ages 9 and up:
Two of our lessons are common core aligned content-area lessons meant to be led by a teacher in a class:
You can find the teacher materials for each activity by clicking on the activity listed above or by going to the Hour of Code page and clicking Teacher Materials in the lesson description.
You may want to print out some of the other materials for your own use or to distribute to students:
Python is a modern, flexible programming language used every day by companies like Facebook, Pinterest, and NASA to create amazing things. With its simple, straightforward syntax it’s easy to pick up for beginners but powerful enough to create complex programs. According to According to the Association for Computing Machinery, Python is the language of choice for introductory computer science courses at 80% of universities with top ranked CS departments.
Students can start coding right away by using our toolkit to drag and drop lines of text into the code editor. Students will modify the code that they drop into their program as they learn about basic syntax and structure. As students gain more confidence with text, they can use a combination of toolkit blocks and typing to create more complex programs.
|Making an E-Card||Monogrammed T-Shirt Design||Your Company Logo|
|Basic Syntax||Basic Syntax||Basic Syntax|
|Program Organization||Computational Thinking||Spatial Reasoning|
|Coordinate Plane||Transformation Puzzles|
|Basic Syntax||Basic Syntax|
|Position Coordinates||Identify Static Transformations|
|Events||Perform Static Transformations|
|Program Organization||Spatial Reasoning|
Click here to go to our Hour of Code page where you can view all of the lessons we offer for Hour of Code and try them for yourself!
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