Filtering through all of the resources on coding can be difficult. Here are some resources to get you started.
Extracurricular programs can be a great way to get started with coding in schools. Here are some good programs that you may be able to start at your school.
Black Girls Code
The small number of women and people of color in the computer science fields is the inspiration for this group aimed at empowering girls 7-17 to become STEM innovators and community leaders.
A Google-sponsored club designed to increase student access and exposure to computer science through after school and summer programs.
Volunteer led groups devoted to helping young people (7-17) learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games, and more. The one rule of CoderDog is “‘Above All: Be Cool,’ bullying, lying, wasting people’s time and so on is uncool.”
Girls Who Code
Women represent 12% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37%. This group is is dedicated to equalizing the gender divide in computer science by exposing girls to coding, robotics, web design and mobile development at young ages.
Hour of Code
Organized to take place during Computer Science Week (December 8-14, 2014), the Hour of Code is intended to function as a one-hour introduction to computer science and to demystify code. An hour is a great way to begin to move coding from the extracurricular environment to a regular the classroom.
Central Rivers Lending Library Resources
Check out these resources on coding from the AEA 267 Lending Library.
- Help your Kids with Computer Coding: a Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide, From Binary Code to Building Games
- Scratch 2.0 Programming for Teens
Articles and Blogs on Coding
- Ali Partovi: Why Learning to Code is Imperative in Public Education
- Are We Ready for the Coding Revolution?
- Coding Across the Curriculum
- Coding as a Second Language? Kentucky Jockeys to be Next to Join the Movement
- Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking Will Allow Children to “Change the World”
- Computer Science: Not Just an Elective Anymore
- How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code
- It’s Not Too Late to Learn Code and Here’s Why You Should
- Schools Aren’t Teaching Kids to Code; Here’s Who is Filling the Gap
- Should Coding be the “New Foreign Language” Requirement?
- Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School?
- Students: We Need Coding Skills
- Teach Kids How to Code and You Give Them a Skill for Life
- Teach Your Kids How to Write Computer Programs
- Want Your Bilingual Kids to get Ahead? Teach Them a Third Language: Computer Code
- Why Your 8-year-old Should be Coding