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Hour of Code: Code the News! (Beginner Level)

Students learn to think like programmers with this fun and engaging lesson

The big idea of this Hour of Code lesson from Vidcode: You are a programmer! This introductory lesson plan includes a 45-minute coding challenge, a 5-minute reflective practice component (written or sharing), and an opportunity for students to share what they've created with others. Kids will learn the basics of coding while writing and illustrating news stories with their own images, graphics, and videos.

The lesson maps to Common Core, NGSS, and CSTA standards and focuses on programming concepts. Designed for in-class and collaborative work.

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Vidcode is an award-winning coding platform and curriculum built around the things students love to do! Vidcode provides an complete computer programming curriculum for 3rd to 12th grade, focused on creative coding, design thinking, and practical cross-disciplinary applications. Bite-sized tutorials are easy for non-technical teachers to implement, fun for students to code, and data-driven for analysis of student outcomes. Whatever students love, Vidcode can help them code it!

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