To celebrate Computer Science Education Week next week, people worldwide are hosting and participating in coding events as a part of Hour of Code. We’ve provided a list of activities so that you can join in on the fun too. The fun doesn’t have to be limited to one hour or just one session – do as much as you want, when you want.
Dec. 9th, 3pm – 5pm PT. Join our free Kid Club server and learn how to work with redstone, logic gates and how to count and add with redstone! Make doors and other cool machines!
Check out our list below for more ways to start learning to code.
- Explanation of basic logic gates
- Deep dive into logic gates
- Begin counting in binary
- Step-by-step guide to build a Rube Goldberg machine
Minecraft + ComputerCraft
- Instructions on installing ComputerCraft to start coding in Minecraft
- Get your turtle moving using code
- Write a Hello World program via ComputerCraft
- Introduction video on programming
- Learn coding basics with Lightbot game
- Scratch, a programming language where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations
- Scratch Jr.,for ages 5-7, program your own interactive stories and games.
More Information on Hour of Code
Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science, is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. It is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries.
More Information on Computer Science Education Week
December 7-13 is Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Code.org organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide.