Hour of Code set a goal of trying to get every student to experience one hour of coding in the hopes that it would catch on and that more computer science will be taught in schools.
We all use computers and trust them with our most important information, so it makes sense that we should know how they work. I agree!
The official Hour of Code was set for December 9-15, but you can set yours any time. Head on over to Tynker to get your students (and yourself) started solving coding puzzles. They are well designed, fun and scaffolded.
You can always expand and share your learning at Scratch...or by digging in even deeper like Thomas Suarez.