Hour of Code

Participate in the Hour of Code with some awesome tutorials on the Code.org website! Code Angry Birds, play Lightbot online, create an animated holiday card...It's all here for up to 20 hours of coding fun for FREE!

Check out our CYSD Code Club website! Code Club for elementary students coming soon! Having fun with the Hour of Code? Want to learn more about how websites and programming works? We're looking for some older students and community members interesting in sharing their expertise with our young problem solvers so we can offer a coding club.

Great apps for learning coding:

Kodable (beginner) – Give directions to move the fuzz ball through the maze. Be sure to collect all the coins for maximum stars as you beat each level.

Light-Bot (medium) – Move your robot through the maze to light the blue squares. Don't worry! If you make a mistake you can always go back and debug your program to try again!

Cargo-Bot (medium) – Be the robot and move the crates from one stack to match the picture. Didn't work the first time? Debug and try again! This app was created on the iPad for the iPad!

Daisy the Dinosaur (beginner/medium) – Drag and drop directions to make Daisy the Dinosaur dance and move across the screen. Make your own animations or try the challenges in the app.

Hopscotch (medium/challenging) – Learn to code using simple building blocks to create animations. This app works similar to MIT's Scratch program and can be used to make simple to complex designs.