Looking to keep your coding going…try these #hourofcode


In our latest episode we take a look at some of the many coding tools out there.  Recently schools nationwide (probably worldwide) participated in the Hour of Code.  We wanted to do a video sharing some of the tools out there that could keep that hour going forever and ever!  Take a look:Mozilla Thimble – An online code editor that makes it easy to create while learning HTML, CSS & JavaScript. Start from scratch, or remix an existing project.

Bitsbox – Feel like an actual coder by typing your program and seeing it work instantly on a simulated on screen tablet. It provides several fun starter tutorials that get students typing code. These get increasingly more complex, and you will find your students experimenting with variables relating to time, size, direction, and more!

Kids will go home and do this!

This is by far my favorite Hour of Code activity!

Coding with Chrome – Coding with Chrome is a Google project to provide an easy-to-use coding environment  within the Chrome browser that even works offline. Currently, users are able to create programs using Blockly, Coffeescript, HTML, Javascript with output to Logo Turtle and/or connected toys such as the Sphero, mBot and Lego Mindstorms.


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