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Latest Hour of Code Update from Hadi Partovi

I like to send along the updates I get on the Hour of Code just in case you don't get them in your own email. This one is a pretty good follow up to the screencast I posted yesterday!


Next week, students in 57,000 classrooms around the world will learn their first Hour of Code, jumping into a field that can change the rest of their lives!

Double your impact: ask one other teacher to join

We’re on track to top last year’s Hour of Code to make this the largest learning event in history! But to reach our goal of 100,000 classrooms, we need your help! Please, ask one other teacher in your school to host an Hour of Code next week.
Here’s what you need to know now to make your Hour of Code a success:

1) Choose from final tutorials

Every Hour of Code tutorial is now ready. We’ve been adding more options and improving what's available every day.

2) Use friendly urls

When you’re ready to start your Hour of Code, write an easy, “friendly url” on the board. Each tutorial has a short link. Instruct students to type it into their browsers to get started.
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3) Print certificates and student artwork (NEW)

Generate and print certificates in bulk here. If you use our tutorial Artist with Anna and Elsa, you’ll be able to print your students’ artwork next week, too.

4) Watch inspiring video chats – celebrate computer science all week

Throughout the next week, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Ashton Kutcher and more will chat with classrooms around the country. Tune into the live chats, or watch the video archives.

5) Find an expert mentor to help your class

Connect with an experienced programmer to help you teach your Hour of Code. Find a mentor
Thanks for your support,


Hadi Partovi, Code.org

P.S. Keep supporting computer science! Together, we're on the cusp of a sea change in education – there are 12 days left to join our crowdfunding campaign. our goal to allow us to train 10,000 teachers to establish new computer science programs and reach 100 million students. Please support this movement

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