Hour of Code is a grassroots campaign in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014, to show that anyone can learn the basics of coding.
Students, teachers, and parents are encouraged to try an hour-long coding sessions using online-guided games and tutorials through various websites and are available in over 180 countries and over 30 languages.
Code.org has a something to spark the interest for anyone ages 4 -100 and wonderful How to Guide for teachers that has some great resources for their classrooms including lessons, posters and activities.
Code with Ana & Elsa in this one-hour activity, kids will learn to write code while helping Anna and Elsa create snowflakes and an “ice craft,”. All the while they will be learning logic, math and cultivating creative confidence.
Computer Science is a liberal art: it’s something that everyone should be exposed to everybody should have a mastery of to some extent.” —Steve Jobs