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Hour Of Code Games That Will Level Up Your Students’ Coding Skills

It’s Computer Science Education Week and Kahoot Offers Some Great Kahoots For The Hour Of Code.

Originally published on the Kahoot Blog.

Calling all Teachers of Awesome: December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week, which means it’s time for the Hour of Code initiative! Let’s the crack the code of STEM fun together!

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Why is Hour of Code fun?

A recap for educators who might not be familiar with this initiative yet: the global Hour of Code initiative is a movement by Computer Science Education Weekand Code.org, to help demystify computer science and prove that anyone can learn coding basics. During the week, tens of millions of students of all ages, and all around the world, will set aside one hour to participate in introductory coding tutorials and activities.

However, the learning doesn’t have to stop once the tutorial – or class – is over! We’ve got a great collection of free, themed, ready-to-play kahoots that your students can enjoy any time after the activity. For example, you can assign it as a homework challenge or play as a follow up in another class.

Featured Hour of Code games

Choose from our top picks to play, or duplicate and edit to fit your students’ needs! You can find the full collection in our Explore section.

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Make the most of your Hour of Code activity

After completing your Hour of Code activity, you can also challenge your students with of our kahoots as homework, or as a bonus reward. Here’s how:

1. Choose your Hour of Code kahoot, open it on your computer and hit Challenge. Or – open it in our mobile app, tap Play and then Challenge friends
2. Set when you want your challenge to end
3. Copy the challenge link or PIN and share with your students. They need the Kahoot! app to complete the challenge.
4. Check progress and results with our neat new reports!

Want to play more? We’ve also selected some top user-created kahoots on the basics of computer science and coding to include in our Hour of Code collection!

This post originally appeared on Kahoot’s blog. Although The Hour Of Code is just one hour, all of these Kahoots are great all week long and beyond.