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Coding in the Classroom

Teaching students to create and make with code? Explore and share resources and strategies, including activities, games, and apps, for teaching kids programming skills and computer science concepts.
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Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

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