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Selected Activity | program a "Homework Excuse Generator"

Remix: Creating a copy of something and using that copy as the base for something new.

Hit the green "Remix" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen to open the web editor (Mozilla's Thimble). Click "tutorial.html", which will provide step-by-step instructions. A handout with the tutorial printed on it is also available during Hour of Code.

This activity covers:

  • HTML (the language of the web, shapes the page)
  • CSS (styles the page)
  • Javascript (makes the interactive parts work)

Selected Activity | create an interactive soundboard

1. Install LiveCode (Windows, Mac)

Further directions appear in the tutorial linked below

2. Create a soundboard app

Follow along with the slides (or the videos, if you need additional guidance)

You will be creating your app using the development tool LiveCode. LiveCode combines a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) user interface with coding to create applications for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Server & The Web all from the same code. LiveCode uses the LiveCode programming language which is designed to be as close to natural language and speech as possible.


Hour of Code introduction

According to their website, "The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104."  Answers to frequently asked questions about the program.  This is Loyola University New Orleans Monroe Library's third year to host an Hour of Code event, and we're excited to bring this program to our community.  

There is a list of all Hour of Code activities for all ages.  

Want to keep learning? Go beyond an hour to find local classes, view tutorials, and read material for teachers.  

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Library Lagniappe Blog Post

Animation. Decryption. Data Mapping. A growing number of technologies are constantly being developed and working together in both the virtual world and the actual world. From the images in your favorite Pixar movie to hurricane track prediction, we’ve benefitted from the advancements of software programming in ways our parents and grandparents could only have dreamed of. And for many, the coding that makes it all possible has often seemed shrouded in mystery as part of an arcane realm, accessible only to computer science professionals and tech prodigies. For more and more people, though, coding is coming out from within the closed circles of whiz kids at all-night hackathons. You don’t have to be an ace at HTML5 or JavaScript to take part in this event. In fact, you don’t even need to know what either of those things are to find a place at our table. Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code™, sponsored by the Monroe Library, invites you to spend your first hour (or thousandth hour!) of learning about coding with us. It’s sixty minutes of hands-on introduction to some basic coding skills using a variety of concepts and approaches. You’ll be able to choose the activity most interesting to you, and you’ll even get to see what the other groups in the Hour of Code™ come up with, as well.

So come code with us on Thursday, September 21 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the library’s second floor computer lab (room 229). All you need to bring is your curiosity!

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