Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hour of Code 2014 on Khan Academy:
Four ways to learn to code, in five languages!

Last year, we were thrilled to participate in the Hour of Code campaign and we had over 1 million students come to Khan Academy to try out coding. We're participating this year again, and we've gone all out.

We have four ways to learn to code in 2014:

  • Hour of Drawing with Code: Students will learn to program using JavaScript, one of the world's most popular programming languages via two great options:
    • Drag-and-drop: Our new experimental block-based coding for younger students with less-developed typing skills and students on tablet devices (ages 8+).
    • Typing: keyboard-based coding for older students (ages 10+), our popular offering from last year.
  • Hour of Webpages: Students will learn to make their own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).
  • Hour of Databases: Students will learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create tables, insert data into them, and do basic querying (ages 12+).

We've also internationalized those hours into multiple languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and French.

This is the chance for millions of people, young and old, all around the world, to spend an hour learning to code — to see what it means to create technology instead of just use it. We hope you join us!

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