The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered.
A one-hour introduction to computer science. It began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. Hour of Code offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and are can be run on browsers, tablets, smart phones - some dont require any computer at all.
Activities are super fun and feature Minecraft, Star Wars, Disneys Frozen, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies, etc.
Computer science is foundational. Computer science is changing every industry on the planet. Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Computer science concepts also help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills to prepare students for any future career.
Economic opportunity for all. Computing occupations are the fastest-growing, bestpaying, and now the largest sector of all new wages in most countries including India and US. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.
Students also love it! Recent surveys show that among classes students like a lot, computer science and engineering rank near the top only performing arts, art, and design are higher.
Over 100 million students have tried the Hour of Code
49% of these are female students
Celebrities, tech visionaries and even Former President Obama support Hour of Code
Canadian Prime Minister kicked off the Hour of Code 2016
Over 300 partners support this movement including Google, Infosys, Microsoft, Disney, Salesforce, etc.
Tech visionaries like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates etc have contributed to the curriculum.
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