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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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Hopscotch Curriculum Guide

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

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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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Coding By Design: A Design-First Approach

Instead of teaching coding, start with design thinking and empathy. Have students design a service-oriented app and then figure out how they can build it.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialists provide a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.

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1 848 202,248 views
Article

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

28 244 87,955 views
Young girl excited to be working on a tablet
Article

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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.

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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.

7 441 34,770 views
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16 4,240 34,045 views

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