Filtering through all of the resources on coding can be difficult.  Here are some resources to get you started.

Extracurricular Programs

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

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.

 

Colorful google cs first logo
CS First 
A Google-sponsored club designed to increase student access and exposure to computer science through after school and summer programs.

CoderDojo

CoderDojo
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
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

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

Helpful Resources

Articles and Blogs on Coding