Hour of Code TM

"The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104." More info can be found at hourofcode.com

Hour of Python

Over the past few months we have worked with several teachers and students to create our own introductory lessons. Our most popular and active trinkets allow you to write and run Python, an open source programming language used all over the world. We have lessons for both text-based and drag and drop blocks. Find our lessons over at hourofpython.com.

Even if you've never coded before you can send your students to one of these lessons. They work great as either self-directed or teacher-led.

drag-and-drop python blocks


It's possible for anyone to help with the Hour of Code TM initiative regardless of their experience with computing. Trinket is based in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is interested in helping as many schools and teachers as possible across the area to run their own hours of code. Try out one of our lessons at hourofpython.com or one of the many other great lessons through code.org. There are both digital and unplugged lessons available and you can find the right one for your class.

The Hour of Code TM is also a great way for parents to get involved. If you're a parent with a student in the area, consider volunteering at your student's school and helping teachers bring coding into their classroom. Teachers would love your help and the lessons and activities are fun for everyone.

kids engaged in an Hour of Code

Photo by Lucélia Ribeiro (Creative Commons)

The 'Hour of Code' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.