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December 7-13 is Computer Science Education Week

This week is Computer Science Education Week. Students all over the world are participating in Hour of Code.


Why should kids learn to code? Computer Science education promotes:

  • problem solving
  • collaboration
  • math


Computer Science Education Resources

You don't have to be a computer science teacher to include coding in your class activities. Below is a list of resources you can use to help you get started

Scratch

Scratch is an easy visual way for kids and beginner coders to create interactive games. Scratch is a great alternative to slide shows, and can challenge students who are motivated by gaming.

Code Academy

If you've ever wanted to learn how to code without sitting in a class, Code Academy has a plethora tutorials including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, SQL and other. A free resource.

Kahn Academy

Kahn Academy has several interactive tutorials to introduce you to computer programming.

Parts of Speech Game/Quiz

Below is a link to a game created by one of our own students while he was in 6th grade.
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