Coding sounds hard, but sometimes all a kid (or grown-up) needs is a push in the right direction. That's the motivation for the second annual Hour of Code, which runs between December 8th and 14th as part of Computer Science Education Week. The initiative from non-profit site Code.org is designed to help students learn the basics of programming by providing a variety of educational tools online. It's also aiding 76,000 US classrooms by providing Hour of Code sessions -- double the number from last year. Over 100 classes will participate in YouTube video chats with Hour of Code ambassadors like Bill Gates, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher and Twitter's Jack Dorsey.
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