Students of all ages are being challenged by to try their hand at coding or something computer science related for just one hour during Hour of Code this Computer Science Education Week. The Michigan Learning Channel has compiled a list of resources for teachers, students, and parents to join the fun!
Preschool - Elementary School
Scratch Junior App
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves — then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.
Find activities designed especially for Hour of Code on the Scratch Jr. website.
Scratch Junior Professional Learning
A self-paced workshop designed to explore creative coding for young children through the lens of PBS KIDS ScratchJr, a free app designed to introduce children ages 5-8 to core coding concepts as they create their own interactive stories, games, and animations featuring PBS KIDS characters.
Find the workshop at PBS Learning Media.
Ozaria: Adventure Game
Enter the world of Ozaria where you become a hero in an epic adventure. You must use the power of coding to defeat a darkness that has taken over the world! Along the way, you’ll meet interesting characters and travel to different lands, practicing coding concepts like sequences, loops, debugging, and decomposition. In the end, you’ll design a playable game that you can share with your friends!
Find Ozaria at Code.org.