Try an Hour of Code with these fun introductory tutorial
Try a one-hour tutorial featuring popular games and movies like Minecraft, Frozen, and Star Wars. Many tutorials are structured like games, designed to teach basic computer science concepts in fun, engaging ways.
Code a Dance Party to share with friends and family. Featuring Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Panic! At The Disco, Lil Nas X, Jonas Brothers, Nicki Minaj, and 34 more!
Minecraft Hour of Code
Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code with a brand new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code.
AI for Oceans
Help A.I. clean the oceans by training it to detect trash! Learn about training data and bias, and how AI can address world problems. View lesson plan.
Watch an engaging series of short videos to learn how computers, the internet, and AI work
Learn the basics of computer science with videos featuring famous technologists like Bill Gates and Satya Nadella, as well as a diverse cast of presenters from a number of industries and organizations.
How Computers Work
With an introduction by Bill Gates, this series of six short videos explains what makes a computer a computer and how computer circuits work.
How the Internet Works
In this series of eight short videos, you’ll learn how the internet was invented, what HTML is, and how search engines like Google work.
How AI Works
Learn about how AI works and why it matters with this series of short videos. Featuring Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a diverse cast of experts.
View more videos, including short inspirational videos featuring celebrities like Steph Curry and Shakira, here.
Learn the fundamentals with our self-paced courses
Self-paced introductory courses
A great option for students getting started on their own. You'll learn the fundamentals of computer science with drag & drop blocks. Create your own drawings and games. Note: Express courses are currently available in English, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish. For other languages, we recommend our 20-hour Accelerated Course. To see what's available in your language, visit our course catalog.
Adapted from our CS Discoveries and CS Principles courses, these short, self-paced modules are a great way to learn concepts that span all programming languages and tools. Requires Code.org account to access.
Introduction to Game Lab
Program animations, interactive art, and games in Game Lab. Start off with simple shapes and build up to more sophisticated sprite-based animations and games.
Turtle Programming in App Lab
Event-Driven Programming in App Lab
Learn to design apps that respond to clicks and key presses. Create a series of simple applications (apps) that live on the web!
First, get inspired! View our project gallery — play some of the games or try out some of the apps that students have created. You can “remix” the project to make it your own, or build something new in App Lab, Game Lab, or Web Lab.
‘Unplugged’ activities: Computer Science without the computer
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No screen, no problem! We’ve put together a ‘sampler’ of quick, fun CS activities you can do without a device. Have a family Dance Party party while learning about events, or ‘program’ each other to draw pictures!
Or view these unplugged options from other organizations:
Hello Ruby - The world's most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology and programming. Activities on a range of CS topics, like the ability to decompose a problem, spot patterns, think algorithmically, debug problems and work together. (for ages 4-10)
CS Unplugged - A collection of free teaching material that teaches computer science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. (for ages 5-14)
No computer at home? Try CS on your phone with these apps from our partners
A charming mobile coding game that takes learners on an exciting adventure, while teaching the fundamentals of coding, like algorithms, pattern recognition, sequences, loops and conditionals. (for all ages)
Award-winning learn-to-code platform for kids ages 5-9. Solve puzzles and create games with The Foos while learning to code. Note: codeSpark is offering a free 3-month trial. Parent's email address and credit card information are required at signup.(for pre-readers through Grade 5)
CodeBytes are easy-to-digest, 20 minute interactive lessons blending computer science with real-world topics. Train an AI to read sign language, design an app for good, explore the world of Minecraft, and more!
Keep computer science fun by taking a Code Break! You can create a cypher with Ashton Kutcher, learn about variables with Yara Shahidi, and even explore how the Internet works with the actual inventor of the Internet, Vint Cerf!