Disclaimer: You do NOT have to have any prior knowledge of coding to use this activity with your students. I promise.
The "Hour of Code" is coming up December 4 - 10, 2017, and I've found an easily-customizable coding activity that can be incorporated into any subject area.
As part of Google's free CS First computer science curriculum, they offer the "Create Your Own Google Logo" activity. The activity breaks introduces the concept of coding and the Scratch web-based coding program. It also gives students ideas about themes for their logo and differentiated levels of customization.
In any class, your students could customize and present their Google logo to tell about themselves. These creations could be shared with the class and then posted on a class website for parents to view.
Below are some sample activities for using this activity to further student mastery of academic concepts:
What other ideas do you have about how to use this activity?