The Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is promoted by Code.org during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-12, 2016), but students can practice coding anytime, thanks to the tremendous resources provide on the Code.org website.

Teachers introducing coding in their classrooms can access many brief inspirational and tutorial videos provided by Code.org. Here are some videos that can be used to launch the Hour of Code:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FbmsH4fw&t=50s

Recommended Coding Activities
For Grades K-2
Kodable
Available online ad with a free iPad App








For Grades K-8
Any activity on Code.org, especially:
Star Wars (can use either Blocks or Java)