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Hour of Code–Is it the right choice?

Posted by on November 14, 2016

I took a Classroom 2.0 Live webinar last year on rolling out the Hour of Code in the classroom. There were so many great things about that webinar, but one I’ll share today is why teachers DON’T participate in Hour of Code. Here are what the webinar participants said:

hour of codeHow about you? Why are you NOT doing Hour of Code?

Stay tuned for these Hour of Code articles on how to present coding in your classroom:

  1. Hour of Code: What is it? (November 15th)
  2. Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level (November 16th)
  3. 10 Projects to Kickstart Hour of Code (November 17th)

More Hour of Code resources

3D Tin website review

Hour of Code: Primo–Programming

20 K-8 General Programming Websites 

K-8 Lesson bundle of coding projects

Building a website (from a student)

Scratch Jr: Website Review

Hour of Code: Minecraft


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

2 Responses to Hour of Code–Is it the right choice?

  1. Mary Ellen Jansson

    these 3 websites are ” not found”

    • Jacqui

      They aren’t published yet. The date next to them is the date they’ll go live.

      I’m so glad you asked that question!

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