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Hour Of Code Activities

KHSCD Hour Of Code Activities

Welcome to the 2nd Annual KHSCD Hour of Code event! This is the second year that we have partnered with the 5th Graders from Lake Myra Elementary School during the Hour of Code. Welcome, and thanks for joining us!!
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. The COMPLETE list of Hour of Code Activities and Tutorials can be found at - this page is simply a list of RECOMMENDED activities. Students and teachers are encouraged to explore coding and find their own way.

Why bother?

Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into the core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers. That inescapable fact is leading individuals to seek out new ways of learning to code, startups and non-profits to find ways to help them and businesses to search for innovative approaches to finding the coders they so desperately need.
The number of coding jobs is only expected to increase over time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 913,000 computer programmer jobs in 2010. That number is expected to jump 30% from 2010 to 2020. Meanwhile, the average growth of all other U.S. jobs is predicted to be just 14%.

I need a computer, right?

Not necessarily. This year we are encouraging ALL KSHCD students to code using an "Unplugged" activity called Graph Paper Programming. This activity is part of a 20 hour course in Computer Science Fundamentals. (Free for anyone who wants to work through the materials). NOTE: There are other UNPLUGGED activities available at


Recommended Hour of Code Activities

This is a list of our recommended activities. Students and teachers are welcome to choose any of the activities on