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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.
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    Professional development, Tutorial, Website
  • TECHNOLOchicas shares the powerful stories of Latinas from diverse backgrounds who are in technology fields so girls can see and relate to real-life role models.
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    Website
  • Helpful resources for learning about computational thinking, including many activities to teach elementary school students computational thinking concepts.
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    Professional development, Website
  • In this 2.5 minute video, see how Heritage High School (Newport News, Va.) librarian Melanie Toran and the students she works with are combining music and coding to gain computational thinking literacies.
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    Ready to Code examples
  • The Ready to Code Facilitation Pathway lays out key themes critical to facilitating learning for youth. From starting out with computational thinking (CT) activities to advocating for it in library services, these themes will help library staff understand and frame what it takes to build computational thinking into their programs and services.
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    Professional development
  • Everything needed to get started - from an equipment list , skills covered, and time frames for activities - is included in this lesson plan focused on learning how to use Bloxels. The lesson is one in a series focusing on coding for robotics and game design.
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    Lesson plans & activities
  • Maryvale High School (AZ) has approximately 3000 students, 91% of whom are Hispanic/Latinx. 86% of students are eligible for subsidized lunch. Although we offer computer science (CS) AP classes, only about 5% of students take these courses. How can we ensure that more of our students have exposure to and opportunities for computational thinking (CT)?
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    Strategies, Ready to Code examples
  • It is rare that students from different schools have regular opportunities to work together and share resources. The need for collaboration is pressing in areas like computer science (CS) and engineering, where every school does not have access to the equipment or teacher expertise. Barriers include language, culture, and transportation. What strategies are effective in bringing students from diverse backgrounds together to expand learning opportunities and cultural competence?
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    Strategies, Ready to Code examples
  • AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing to teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking - in fun, creative environments.
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    Facilitator & mentor recruitment
  • Marina Umaschi Bers' book makes the case for teaching coding to support young children's early literacy, computational thinking and social development.
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    Books & magazines, Professional development
  • 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.
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    Ready to Code examples
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