Monday, November 28, 2016

Learn To Code With Disney & 4 Of Our Favorite Movies!

As we get ready for Hour of Code in just a few days on December 5-11, we are all looking for the best resources, activities and events to hook our students and get them interested in coding.

Well, just look at what Disney has created for all of us to use with Hour of Code this year!

Our students can learn how to code with the newest Disney characters from Moana through the amazing partnership Disney has with
They will love heading into Moana's world as they work through 19 lessons as they learn how to code. 

As states, 

The story of the “Moana: Wayfinding with Code” tutorial centers around Moana and Maui as they sail through unknown territory across the ocean. As students follow Moana and Maui’s travels, they learn basic coding commands that help steer the boat. Along the way, students are introduced to conditionals, sequences and loops while they master the art of navigation. When Moana and Maui are suddenly attacked by the Kakamora – coconut-clad warriors—they must use their coding skills to dodge their pirate projectiles and penetrate their defenses.

The “Moana: Wayfinding with Code” tutorial is available in more than 180 countries and 23 languages, including Samoan Polynesian. Thank you to Disney for helping us give children all over the world the opportunity to learn the basics of coding.
You can find Moana's lesson here and...
all of the Disney coding lessons created over the last several years are still available on their coding site here.
Also on the Disney Hour of Code site, you will find several videos perfect to share with students, teachers, parents and your school community.
There is the Hour of Code Toolkit, which is a wonderful place to layout your entire Hour of Code event.
They have included everything you need including extensive directions, supports, resources and even reproducibles for the special event.
I love this poster and flyer inviting everyone to Join Hour of Code!  
You can register your Disney Hour of Code Event here from the website and also find these materials on too.

Have fun.....I can't wait to see how your students learn to code with a little help from Disney!  

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