Monday, January 11, 2016

Thanks for joining us for Hour of Code 2015

This year, hundreds of thousands of new coders (from age 6-76) tried out our Khan Academy Hour of Code tutorials, learning either JS, HTML, or SQL.

Some fun stats from 2015:
  • 103,810 students spent 29,825 hours working on 175,317 projects.
  • We sent 14,099 coaches notifications about 58,463 certificates earned by their students.
  • Hour of Code students asked 1,463 questions that week, 87% of them were answered.
And now my favorite part - photos of the new coders in action.

New coders trying it out at home!

New coders in the classroom!

New coders trying it out in their clubs!

Pair programming!

See you and your students next year!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Custom (and bigger!) program sizes

As a Xmas present to our community, we released a feature that our coders have oft requested: bigger canvas sizes for their programs. Now, you can change your canvas from the default 400x400 up to a max of 600x600, by using the settings dialog.

For examples of the way students are using the feature, check out these entries from the Retro Game contest: