Hour of Code: Fun Activities To Learn Coding

Do you know how to code? Maybe you are a beginner, or even a professional. Everyone can benefit from Hour of Code, essentially a one-hour introduction to computer science. This initiative was created by code.org in order to make code easier to understand, as well as prove that anyone can learn the basics.

Computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. This is extremely beneficial for students, giving them a foundation for sucess.

Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit organisation that aims to make computer science more readily available in educational institutes. It also hopes to get more women into the field. They provide courses to teach code to children, and in line with their goal, came up with the Hour of Code. As of now, 50 million students have tried the Hour of Code.

Take part in this initiative here, a portal filled with tens of coding activities from beginner to expert, suitable for everyone from ages 4 to 104! Code with Anna and Elsa (from Disney’s Frozen), build your own game with javascript, or write your first computer program.

These activities are simple, step-by-step tasks that introduce code. Geeks In Cambodia tried out the drag-and-drop style tutorials, and this is what goes on:

1Instructions appeared in this Angry Birds tutorial. It instructs to build the programming blocks and hit run to see the results!

2Use code to navigate through maps such as these. Watch out for the TNT!

3Anna from Disney’s Frozen shows you javascript of the block-based coding you have completed.

Have a go at some of these activities, or even introduce them to your younger siblings. Let us spread the code!