Dear Students and Families,
The Hour of Code began as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
Code.org has an abundance of coding games, and the instructional videos below can help you get started! Volunteers have created the following videos to show you exactly where to click and how to play each game. There are supplemental videos available once you click into the game as well.
Enjoy the videos and happy coding!
Oakland is Beyond & Oakland School Volunteers
Make Music With Scratch (Grades 2 – 8)
With Scratch, you can create your own interactive games, stories, animations — and share them with your friends. To get started, make an interactive music project.
Code Your Heroes (Grades 2 – 8)
Instructions Video by New Relic Volunteer:
Turn an everyday hero from your life or community into a superhero by programming them. Show off your hero’s special powers and your own creativity with CS First and Scratch.
Dance Party (Grades 2+)
Code a Dance Party to share with your friends. Featuring Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Panic! At The Disco, Jonas Brothers, and many more!
Minecraft Hour of Code (Grades 2+)
Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code with a brand new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code.
Code Combat (Grades 6+)
Instructions Video by Fellow Student:
Code and play a series of game levels while learning important computer science concepts. On the final level, show off your creativity and skill to code your won game from scratch!