Get ready, North Dakota!

Hour of Code

December 6-10, 2021

Join us for Computer Science Education Week and a

state-wide Hour of Code event

on Thursday, Dec. 9th between 8:30am - 3:00pm

Let's get coding, ND!

and be entered to win a class set of micro:bits AND a virtual training session from the Microsoft TechMobile on how to use the micro:bits!

and your school will show on the code.org map!

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One Class. Every District. One Hour of Code.

Now, more than ever, the value of technology in education is essential for our students. Computer Science Education Week is the time

  • to give your students the opportunity to code,

  • to give educators a chance to advocate for computer science at your school, and

  • to celebrate the amazing things you and your students can accomplish - even if computer science isn't being taught at your school!

How do I do an Hour of Code at my school?

We are here to help you get started with a coding project at your school whether you are teaching computer science now or just want to run the Hour of Code!

We are with you in this! So let's get coding, ND!

How to get started:

CS Ed Week is December 6 - 10, 2021.

Our goal is to have at least ONE class from EVERY district in North Dakota run ONE HOUR of CODE on ONE day during CS ED Week. You pick the day and the hour and the activity - we will help get you started!

What is the Hour of Code?

“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week) and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

"The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones - some don’t require any computer at all. " [Source]

Stay connected with NDcodes!

Email Nancy Mahlen/TEALS Program at nancy@ndcodes.org for questions and ideas.

We'll help you to celebrate and show off the success of your Hour of Code on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and here at NDcodes.

#NDcodes #HourOfCode

A glimpse at 2020's ND Hour of Code participants:

Congratulations, Ashley Public School!

2020 Hour of Code winners of a class set of micro:bits and a virtual training session from Microsoft's TechMobile!

Ellendale Public School students in Darla Herman's 2020 class creating in code.org's Dance Party

Lakota High School students in Brandie Ulland's 2020 class coding in Minecraft

Berthold High School students in Dawn Eide's 2020 class exploring Minecraft and Dance Party

Gateway to Science students programming with ozobots with STEM Leader Janet Rosario, 2020

Thank you for sharing photos from your 2020 Hour of Code:

Darla Herman, Brandie Ulland, Dawn Eide, and Janet Rosario!