We often talk about coding as a way to solve problems, but it is also a way to create new things that never existed before. It can be a medium for creation, just like paints for artists, ingredients for chefs, or blocks of wood for carpenters.
In our Hour of Code curriculum, the big opportunity for students to show their creative chops is with the final project, since it’s an un-graded free-for-all. All we tell them is to make a greeting card, suggesting they may want to put in festive things like a snowman, a tree, or presents, but many students go beyond that, and we love that. Here are some of the cool creative projects we’ve seen so far: