Ready to Code middle school students give back to their community through coding

In this video, see how Kent County Middle School students developed projects for their community. After interviewing local businesses and community organizations, students learn applied coding and computational thinking by developing the projects to meet the individual needs of the business or community organization.
This example of a Ready to Code library program shares how a middle school library incorporated the design thinking process and engaged students in authentic community issues.
Audience: 
Middle school (6-8)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
School
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Design thinking
Making
Text-based programming
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Connecting youth interests & youth voice
Community engagement
Resource Type: 
Ready to Code examples
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