The Hour of Code

November 01, 2013
By Educator Innovator

The National Writing Project is joining to support the Hour of Code. The largest initiative of its kind, the Hour of Code is a campaign to recruit 10 million students to try computer science for one hour during Computer Science Education Week (December 9–15).

Join the National Writing Project, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and over 100 other individuals and organizations to make history. Start planning the Hour of Code for your classroom (or school) at

Calling All Students—Regardless of Age

Computer science is foundational for all students today, yet 90% of schools don’t teach it. This is a chance to make sure your students will be on the forefront of creating the technology of the future, not just using it, and to prepare them for the 21st Century. Make a difference for your students at

What’s the Hour of Code?

It’s an hour-long introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show students that everyone can learn the basics. will provide tutorials that require no prior experience and can be done on a browser, on a smartphone, or even “unplugged.” Teachers of all disciplines: please set aside one hour to expose your students to these critical skills.

Prizes for EVERY Educator

EVERY educator who registers to host an Hour of Code will receive 10GB of free DropBox storage as a thank you gift. Just register your school’s participation.

Organize for Your Entire School and Win a Class-Set of Laptops will gift 50 class-sets of laptops to 50 lucky schools, one in every state. Organize and register your entire school to participate in the Hour of Code by November 15 to qualify.