Our 3rd year of participating in Hour of Code and I was able to visit and work with many different grade levels and classes.
One of the approaches I tried this year to get more staff to try coding and to try it with their students was to have a "competition". An online scoreboard and ways to earn points for each hour of code course tried as well as extra points for whole classes led to a great competition with our staff K-12. Many teachers remarked that they became addicted to completing levels and courses! (Win!)
It's always so much fun to see the students celebrating and cheering as they learned and accomplished new things. Each hour flew by like no time at all! I hope the students and teachers continue their coding lessons!
Thanks Hour of Code -- you make it easy to teach computer science K-12!