• Hour of Code at Valley View! 


    Hour of Code logo Join us in participating in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-13, 2019! The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered.


    Tech Quote Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun introduction to computer science, and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, smart phones - some don’t require any computer at all. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code. This year, let's make it even bigger! 


    Get started today! Go to HourofCode.com and click on "How To" for an easy, step-by-step guide on how to participate in Hour of Code in your classroom. Check out the hand-picked activities from the VVSD Instructional Technology Team below! And don't forget to register your event on the Hour of Code website. We hope to see your photos and videos on social media - be sure to tag @codeorg and include #HourOfCode and #VVSDLearns!


  • Recommended Hour of Code Activities
    Not sure where to start? Our VVSD Instructional Technology Team has hand-picked several coding activities by grade level to introduce in your classroom. If you'd like more assistance, click the team member's contact information to connect!



    Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials
    Self-led tutorials for Grades 2+
    Recommended by Mike Pacton, Instructional Technology Specialist (6-12+)
    Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code with a brand new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code.



    Street Artist Street Artist in Kano
    Self-led tutorials for Grades 2+
    Recommended by Nicole Eimer, Digital Learning Specialist
    Art and technology unite! With Kano's Street Art Hour of Code challenges, creative minds of all abilities will code with a paintbrush, making beautiful, unique artwork. 


    Code Combat CodeCombat: Escape the Dungeon!
    Self-led tutorials for Grades 2+
    Recommended by Nicole Eimer, Digital Learning Specialist
    Choose your hero and code your way through the Kithgard Dungeon. Level up, earn gems, and loot magic items to unlock new programming powers!



    Python ChatbotCode Monkey: Python Chatbot
    Self-led tutorials for Grades 6+
    Recommended by Mike Pacton, Instructional Technology Specialist (6-12+)
    Learn elements of Python to create a chatbot trivia! A lesson plan with more information is available by clicking here.


    Disease EpidemicGrok Learning: Disease Epidemic
    Self-led tutorials for Grades 9+
    Recommended by Mike De Leon, Instructional Technology Specialist (6-12+)
    Figure out the mystery of the glowing nose before it's too late! Learn Python coding and some interesting science facts as you investigate.



    Color By Pixel CodeHS Pixel Art
    Unplugged activity for Grades 6+
    Recommended by Nicole Eimer, Digital Learning Specialist
    After learning about how graphics work, students will create their own Color by Pixel programs. The lesson plan consists of four parts, each covering a specific topic.


    Hello Ruby My First Computer by Hello Ruby
    Unplugged activity for Grades PreK-1
    Recommended by Nicole Eimer, Digital Learning Specialist
    Few things are as exciting as computers. And now you'll get to design your very own one - this time out of paper. Draw your first application!


    GrasshopperAppGrasshopper: Learn to Code for Free
    Self-led tutorials for Grades 6+
    Recommended by Mike De Leon, Instructional Technology Specialist (6-12+)
    Interact from the web or through your mobile device to learn Javascript. This tutorial includes tons of interactive challenges that help you practice along the way!