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

Teachers introducing coding in their classrooms can access many brief inspirational and tutorial videos provided by Here are some videos that can be used to launch the Hour of Code:

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

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