Hour of Code – Top 5 Resources

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About the Hour of Code:

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. It is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Dojos in dozens of countries are participating in the Hour of Code 2015. Anyone, anywhere can organize an event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience is needed!

The facts:

154,163 Hour of Code events will take place around the world, 192 in Ireland.

Why your Dojo should get involved:

Join up with millions of students globally and facilitate learning together.

Each of your ninjas will be entitled to an ‘Hour of Code’ certificate upon completion!

Register your next Dojo event here

Some exciting free resources to help you with your ‘Hour of Code’:

Build a galaxy with code. Learn to program droids and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.

Create code with free Webmaker tools: X-Ray Goggle, Thimble, Popcorn maker, Appmaker. 

Utilise Coderdojo ‘Sushi’ resources: coding concepts are communicated in easy-to-digest, bite-sited chunks.

Teach, learn and make with Raspberry Pi.

Learn about Coderdojo, view learning resources, explore and play with coding and technology on Coderdojo Kata.


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snipping tool says

A chart is a really good idea, with different websites for different skill levels. I found one that may help, search for Code Combat, it uses a mix of visuals and text-based code. At times the text wasn’t that intuitive as you have different pieces of code available depending on the scenario, but overall it was good. I’m learning (in my twenties) so I jumped to Udemy, which has various courses that take you through mimicking the code used to make popular apps. If you do go that route, watch for their sales as $200 courses are often $10 or $14, the sales come around pretty much monthly so make a wishlist of courses you are interested in and then when a sale comes they email you. They also have some basic courses for free.

Allan Austin says

im over 50 and looking into to coding what do i need to do?