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Our Hot Picks for Hour of Code 2021

It's 2021 Computer Science week! And what better way to celebrate than to try your hand at coding? All around the world people are joining the Hour Of Code – a movement for newbies and senior coders alike.

Here's a few of our staff hot picks.

1. Dance Party (

​You had us at code along with Olivia Rodrigo! Get started with computer science by programming your own dance party. have assembled some hit music and a team of great dancers for you to play with.

This game uses drag and drop style programming so it's super easy for beginners!

Suitable for ages 8+

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2. SAVE THE FOREST! (with Microsoft's MakeCode)

​Code a game with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade that recreates the conditions for a forest fire, and then code your fire-fighting airtanker plane to spray water and put out the flames!

Recommended for ages 9+

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3. Timecraft (from Minecraft!)

​This one's for Educators. Kids will learn basic coding concepts to correct mysterious mishaps throughout history! Travel back in time to save the future in this free Hour of Code lesson in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Players will choose their own adventure and connect with great innovators and inventions in science, architecture, music, engineering, and more.  ​

Suitable for Teachers/Educators

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4. Creative Coding in Python

​Head over to ImagiLabs to get a free crash course in python, and learn to make rainbow animations + more within just minutes of starting to code!This tutorial requires downloading the ImagiLabs App to your phone and following along their online lesson.

Suitable for 8+

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5. Kano + Harry Potter

​It's an oldie but a goodie. This ones for the little wizards! Learn some creative coding through the world of Kano and Harry Potter. Levitate a feather or control the flying car with code.

Suitable for 10+

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