Hour of Code 2015
My students (year 7 in particular) have gone crazy for the hour of code this year!
We teach 1 hour lessons so it’s easy to assign an hour and give learners a challenge.
This year I played this video as they came into class as the ‘hook’.
Then set them challenges based on ability from the code.org/learn site and asked them (for homework) to prepare a short presentation highlighting what they think they learned and explaining one particular challenge from the hour of code which they enjoyed tackling.
Simple – try it yourself this week or next just before the Xmas break !
UPDATE: I also created a simple progress slip for the lesson allowing me to mark which activity learners attempted and give some positive praise about their early steps into coding.
Pdf of slip