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Coding Resources for #PascoCODES

Developing Computer Science skills through coding supports computational thinking and problem solving skills to equip students to be creators and not just consumers with in our digital economy. These resources have been curated to support computer science initiatives within your school community.

The Hour of Code is here

Have you done an Hour of Code yet? Join millions of others at: Cast in order of appearance: Leigha Benford (CS student) Tanya Parker (CS stu...

Computer Science For All

Computer Science for All is the President’s bold new initiative to empower all American students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital economy, not just consumers, and to be active citizens in our technology-driven world. Our economy is rapidly shifting, and both educators and business leaders are increasingly recognizing that computer science (CS) is a “new basic” skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility. RESOURCES provides multiple coding learning experiences for students K-12


5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

Coding Experience: Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Coding Experience: Tynker

Learn to code and mod Minecraft with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming courses. Tynker makes it fun to learn computer programming for 4th through 8th graders.

Coding App: Hopscotch - Learn to Code Through Creative Play

For curious people of all ages. Make your own games, art, and more. Tons of in-app tutorials and even lesson plans to help you! You'll be coding in no time.

Coding Tools for Middle School

Middle school is a perfect time to get students coding, but by then, students might be at different levels of familiarity. We've hand-picked these tools so students at every level of knowledge and achievement will find something useful, from more visual, building&nbsp...

Coding Experience: Google CS First

Over 4,600 schools have used CS First clubs to introduce computer science to students. The CS First curriculum is free and easy to use — no computer science experience required!


10 Reasons to Teach Coding

10 Reasons to Teach Coding
Teach the Hour of Code in Your Classroom

You can also teach the Hour of Code all year-round. Tutorials will work on browsers, tablets, smartphones, or "unplugged."