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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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Life After the Hour of Code

Give students a taste of coding, point them at the resources, and their enthusiasm will let them apply a once-nerdy skill to any subject area.

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.

Coding for Kids Revisited

Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Blogger Matt Davis has collected some handy resources that parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.

Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

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Hopscotch Curriculum Guide

Download a free, coding curriculum guide from the developers of Hopscotch.

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Q&A: The Art of Coding

Two educators on how to make learning computer science less daunting and more fun for students—and their teachers.

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Kids in a classroom use a variety of programs to practice coding.
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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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Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2016

Generate excitement about coding and expose students to computer science by participating in Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week.

7 453 35,131 views
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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Blogger Matt Davis has collected some handy resources that parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.

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A row of students work at computers.
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A Strategy for Motivating High School Coders

As coding tasks get more complex, how do you convince high schoolers to persevere?

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Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

Teaching robotics to elementary students can enhance sensory learning, improve socialization, provide opportunities for hands-on innovation, and raise the level of rigor.

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A red-headed woman in a purple sweatshirt with glasses is hunched over, sitting cross-legged, typing on her laptop.
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3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

To become a coding teacher, prepare to teach the basics by curating your curriculum, preparing yourself and your classroom, and finding support as needed.

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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...

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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Blogger Matt Davis has collected some handy resources that parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.

9 3,194 323,595 views
Kids in a classroom use a variety of programs to practice coding.
Article

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.

1 2,435 255,255 views
Article

Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

28 262 90,442 views
Young girl excited to be working on a tablet
Article

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.

14 1,055 45,346 views
A red-headed woman in a purple sweatshirt with glasses is hunched over, sitting cross-legged, typing on her laptop.
Article

3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

To become a coding teacher, prepare to teach the basics by curating your curriculum, preparing yourself and your classroom, and finding support as needed.

17 4,247 36,127 views
Photo of student at keyboard
Article

Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2016

Generate excitement about coding and expose students to computer science by participating in Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week.

7 453 35,131 views

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