2023 Hour Of Code Announced
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Friday, 10 November 2023

New activities for this year's Hour of Code have been announced. The focus for 2023,"Creativity with AI", is designed to let students learn about computer science and artificial intelligence.

The organizers are urging teachers and learning establishments to show their commitment to the computer science movement by registering their plans to hold an Hour of Code event. On registering, people will get early access to information about new activities and special promotions.

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The event will take place, as usual, during Computer Science Education Week, which this year us December 4-10, 2023. The Hour of Code team says that as part of this week, they're:

"taking Hour of Code to new heights by offering coding opportunities with artificial intelligence (AI) in addition to non-AI components.

The aim is to let students learn about AI in a safe environment, or to use it to deepen their learning. The teacher review board behind Hour of Code has tested and evaluated over 100 new Hour of Code activities that have been submitted this year, many of which teach AI concepts.

As with existing activities, the new additions are organized by grade (pre-reader, grades 2-5, 6-8, and 9+), and by familiarity with coding - beginner or comfortable.

Activities range from RodoCodo for pre-readers, in which children put together Lego-like blocks, to Hack a Game in JavaScript for grades 9+.

Some of the AI-based activities that caught our eye include Weather Control to create a fun interactive project that controls the weather and Bolt meets ChatGPT - the artificially intelligent chatbot which is all the rage these days.

U.S. schools can register a whole-school Hour of Code event and receive an "awesome new swag kit".

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More Information

Code.org

Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week

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