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Computer Science/Coding

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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  • 3 Low-Tech Ways to Teach Computer Science

    If your school lacks the latest technology, your students can still learn computing through unplugged programming.
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    Coding can help middle school students gain a deeper understanding of ELA concepts and build problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
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  • How Coding Can Support Language Learning

    Focusing on future-ready skills—like computer science and app development—helps English language learners become better critical thinkers and more fluent speakers.
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  • Grappling With AI Writing Technologies in the Classroom

    ChatGPT and other AI tools complicate how teachers think about student writing and how they teach academic integrity.
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  • Want to Teach Coding? Here’s Where to Begin

    Learn more about how to get started teaching students to code—even if you have no prior experience.
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  • 15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

    With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself.
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  • Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner’s Resources for Parents

    Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code. Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming.
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  • 8 Great Tools to Bring STEM Into Any Classroom

    These tools provide creative ways to integrate coding and digital literacy skills into classrooms across a variety of subjects and grade levels.
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  • The Future of Coding in Schools

    Mitch Resnick, one of the creators of Scratch, on why he thinks coding should be taught in all schools—it's not the reason you’d expect.
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  • Dance Into More Engaged Learning

    Dance moves and choreography can be useful in boosting students’ interest in and understanding of coding and other subjects.
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  • Creating Online Clubs for Students During Remote Learning

    A teacher who sponsors a coding club shares how it helps students meet peers with similar interests and feel less alone while learning at home.
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  • Tips and Resources for Introducing Students to Artificial Intelligence

    Lessons about AI can provide a great entry point into computer science for middle and high school students.
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  • How to Get Started Teaching Coding

    A three-step plan to help teachers in any subject and any grade teach the foundations of coding.
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  • 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

    If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools, sites and apps that require no coding background or expertise.
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