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  • Free, easy-to-use activities and curriculum introduce students ages 9-14 to computer science through themed projects that attract students with varied interests. Instructional videos guide students through each activity, so no coding experience is needed to teach!
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    Lesson plans & activities
  • This program is based on Google’s CS First Music & Sound club curriculum and has been customized by Homer (AK) Public Library for a week-long coding camp to introduced kids ages 8-11 to basic computer science concepts while they create digital music, sound and video. Library staff worked with a music educator to deliver the program content.
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    Lesson plans & activities
  • Two characters meet in a world and discover a surprising object. What happens next? It’s all up to students, who have the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to code their own story.
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    Lesson plans & activities
  • This self-paced course helps educators learn about computational thinking and how it can be integrated into a variety of subject areas. Divided into five units, the course provides real world examples as well as supplemental readings to support your learning.
    Resource Type:
    Professional development, Tutorial, Website
  • Science Journal transforms a device into a pocket-size science tool that encourages students to explore their world. As they conduct eye-opening experiments, they’ll record observations and make new, exciting discoveries.
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    Lesson plans & activities
  • From graphic novel superstar Gene Luen Yang comes an entertaining book series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a mystery-centered plot.
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    Books & magazines
  • Susan P. Baier, Director of McCracken County Public Library, writes about community engagement as a key focus of Ready to Code and how her library made this a priority as they designed and facilitated coding classes for youth. Increased engagement leads to increased understanding and support for the project and achieves buy-in from staff, library administration and the community as a whole.
    Resource Type:
    Ready to Code examples
  • An example of a recruitment flyer designed to encourage participation from underrepresented groups in coding opportunities.
    Resource Type:
    Youth recruitment
  • Library staff frequently question why they should integrate computational thinking (CT) literacy into the activities they provide with and for youth and families. Many have never heard the term before, are anxious about computers and technology in general, and/or may consider it another fad they are being asked to address. How can library staff gain deeper understanding of CT and comfort bringing CT literacy to the activities they provide for and with youth and families?
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    Strategies, Ready to Code examples
  • A list of informational resources, tips, and talking points curated specifically for libraries by the National Center for Women & Information Technology to broaden participation in computing.
    Resource Type:
    Strategies
  • Hanging Out, Messing Around & Geeking Out (HOMAGO) is an experiential learning theory about how youth learn in new social and media environments. This Guidebook explains what it is, why it is important, how to document it, and the role of adults/mentors in the space.
    Resource Type:
    Books & magazines, Professional development
  • This Belgrade News (Montana) article describes how Belgrade Community Library supports youth to develop and showcase games through creativity and problem solving with help from peers and mentors.
    Resource Type:
    Ready to Code examples
  • The Creative Coding Adventures instructor's manual provides a complete series of lesson plans to teach the Python coding language.
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    Lesson plans & activities
  • The stereotypical computer scientist or engineer is frequently still an image that does not resonate with a large portion of the diverse youth in our country. Young people need to see themselves reflected in these communities and careers. How can libraries change the perception of who should participate in computing and technology-based educational opportunities and careers?
    Resource Type:
    Strategies, Ready to Code examples
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