Hour of Code Highlight: Maximize the popularity of Frozen and Code with Anna and Elsa!

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Have some kids who are finished their work? Are they sitting there twiddling their thumbs? Ok, at this time of year, probably not. But still, now that we all have the songs from Frozen in our head due to our fabulous Holiday Concert last night, why not take a second, get into the Winter spirit and learn to Code with Anna and Elsa?

The tutorial is made for beginners, so anyone can do it. For example, this is how you begin:

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Ok. I did it. Ooh- I like how you can view the actual code behind the blocks:

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Ok. There are 20 pieces of the puzzle, so I won’t bore you with each step, but here are a couple of screenshots.Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 10.31.58 AM

Although this was at a lower level than I should have been doing, I still got momentarily stumped by the need for specific directions. It is like that game we used to play as children, when one person would pretend they were blind and the other had to direct them across the room? The computer is like a blind kid.

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And, as the byline on this blog says- if I can do it, so can you!

(I’m totally going to make my kids do this.)

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