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

According to, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near future—but only 40 percent of schools teach it. Critics claim that it is mainly the more affluent schools that offer computer science courses, thus denying those who attend poorer schools the chance to learn necessary skills. A focus on STEM is not enough: also reports that while 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing, only 7 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science. It is imperative that savvy schools begin to focus some STEM resources on computer science and programming. In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill not because they’ll all go into it as a career—that isn’t realistic—but because it impacts every career in the 21st-century world. Teaching Coding to the Youngest Students Teaching Coding to Kids 8 and Up

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Coding in the Classroom In this Kahn Academy interactive online course, participants learn the basics of the JavaScript language to draw images and animations and beyond. Select from the Contents menu on the left, or scroll down the page. Lessons are taught using short videos. Many videos have an interactive transcript and an error checker to assist you if you make a mistake. Teacher led Hour of Code lesson plans - by grade and subject Now that tens of thousands of educators have tried the Hour of Code, many classrooms are ready for more creative, less one-size-fits-all activities that teach the basics of computer science. To help teachers find inspiration, we collected and curated one-hour teacher-led lesson and activity plans designed for different subject areas for Hour of Code veterans. Elementary School Scratch Animate Your Name Ages 8 to 16.

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University Alice Materials Tutorials Repository Note: This material is still constantly being revised and added to. Each tutorial comes with the original powerpoint (.ppt) file for you to modify as well as 1-slide, 2-slides, and 4-slides per page handouts. Most topical tutorials also have an exercises page with suggested practice to reinforce what was taught in the tutorial. Files (such as starting worlds or sounds) needed for the tutorial are also provided to download.

Coding in English Class? Yes! And in Your Class, Too! When the Hour of Code launched in 2013, I set aside my English curriculum for one day so my eighth graders could experiment with computer coding. There was just one problem: I had never written a line of code in my life! Luckily, the Hour of Code offers more than 200 video tutorials for all ages and abilities. My students could choose hour-long tutorials with themes like Minecraft, Star Wars, Angry Birds, Frozen, Moana and more. Love music? Scratch Jr. Tutorials for Primary Students Last week, I encouraged you to participate in this year’s Hour of Code. I know that guiding a classroom of students through an hour of programming can sound intimidating, particularly if you aren’t experienced in it yourself. The secret is to do as I have – admit to yourself that you know nothing and your students are smarter than you. Trust me, it makes life easier and a lot more enjoyable Any grade level can do the Hour of Code.

Yoann Pignole's Blog - The hobbyist coder #2: A way to approach coding by flowcharts The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Hi everyone and thanks for all the comments on my first “hobbyist coder” post, it encouraged me to write this second one: expose a way to approach coding for non-coders. As for my first post, maybe this way is a “classic” one in a coder formation but I remember, when I wanted to start coding, I found a lot of very useful tutorials on the internet about specific codes, syntax, algorithms but I never found a more global article about the way to “think” the code and how to transform any mechanic in code lines… So I’ll try to give one answer here, based on my own experience. Let’s draw it

Create your own iPad keyboard for less than $10! One of the more common complaints among iPad users is that the keyboard is awkward to use. Apple offers a wireless keyboard solution at the prohibitive price of about $70 plus shipping but you can actually create your own simple iPad keyboard for less than $10. You need two simple components:

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