Thousands of students and educators were challenged, engaged, and expressed their creativity with CodeCombat during this year’s Hour of Code. Here are the highlights!
Through creativity, engagement, and coding challenges, Hour of Code sparked inspiration and engagement for students all over the world. The entire team at CodeCombat were so honored to be part of the commitment to computer science made by a record number of teachers, parents, and districts.
In just one week, over a hundred thousand players created their own CodeCombat games, typed almost 10 million lines of their own type code, and completed thousands of levels.
Thank you to all the parents and educators who shared their messages and posts with us this year. Below are just a few of the amazing posts shared with us:
— Aroe Ajoeni (@aroeajoenis) December 2, 2018
Volunteers and members of [DPiTech](https://www.facebook.com/DPiTechPAGE/?ref=page_internal) worked hard to bring coding and digital literacy to the refugee students at [Chin Student Organization](http://www.csomalaysia.org/) in Malaysia. Despite the possible challenges, students were able to participate in their first Hour of Code and we’re honored that CodeCombat was able to be part of that experience!
Kicking of #hourofcode2018 by writing lines of code in @CodeCombat using Python as our programming language. #TheKidsAreBilingual 💯% engaged @teach_marietta @ALBurrussEle #HereweGrowatALB pic.twitter.com/EgsvxYhVvp
— SophieMorton (@screnaud12) December 3, 2018
— Renee Bogacz (@mrsbogacz) December 5, 2018
A little bit of challenge is important to motivate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. It’s great to see students and teachers work through the challenge together and succeed!
— West Oaks Elementary (@WestOaks_OCPS) December 7, 2018
It’s great to see the students at West Oaks Elementary having fun and typing their own code. The reward is the journey itself and we’re thrilled that the students didn’t want their coding adventure to end.
Fortunately, the fun and learning do not have to end just because Computer Science Education Week is officially over. A record number of teachers made a commitment to turn the Hour of Code into a year of code!