K-8 Computer Science
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again.
Coding (also called programming or developing) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Some educators and experts are calling it the ‘new literacy’—a subject so important that every child needs to know the basics to excel in our rapidly changing world.
Four- and five-year-olds can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can even write and spell words. Older kids can learn to code through classes, mentors and online tutorials (see below for learn-to-code resources for all ages).
Learning to code prepares kids for the world we live in today. There are tons of jobs and occupations that use code directly, like web designers, software developers and robotics engineers, and even more where knowing how to code is a huge asset—jobs in manufacturing, nanotechnology or information sciences. However, for most kid-coding advocates, reasons for learning to code run much deeper than career prep.
Reasons to Teach Coding:
Free Sites for Student Where Students Can Learn Coding
Hour of Code- Every class and Family can participate anytime. The main event occurs the 2nd week in December every year.
Beyond an Hour- This page contains information of different resources. (all ages)
20 Hour computer Science Fundamentals (all ages)
Scratch- program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
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