All the latest updates, podcasts, tools, and online guides to help facilitate your computer science classroom experience, in-person or online.
Kingsport City Schools began their coding implementation program in 2016 when they were the recipient of a BootUp coding implementation grant funded by Emerald Data Solutions. Kingsport City Schools has an overall ratio of 54% free or reduced lunch recipients, with some schools experiencing extreme poverty with up to 90% free or reduced lunch recipients, so equitable implementation and access was a focus.
In this interview with Joyce McCall, we unpack and problematize some of the issues around race and racism in relation to education. In particular, we discuss the importance of allies not only showing up to support marginalized or oppressed groups, but staying when conversations get uncomfortable; the Shire from the Lord of the Rings as a metaphor for hegemony and systemic racism; as well as a variety of theories such as critical race theory, double consciousness, cultural capital; and much more.
In this episode, Jared O'Leary unpacks Washington's (2020) paper titled "When twice as good isn't enough: The case for cultural competence in computing," which explores the five elements and six stages of cultural competence in relation to undergraduate computing programs.
In this interview with Shuchi Grover, Jared O'Leary discusses the importance of having a variety of assessments in a CS class, why we need more research on computational thinking, why educators and scholars should read literature outside of the field, Shuchi’s new book titled “Computer Science in K-12: An A-To-Z Handbook on Teaching Programming,” and much more.
In this episode, Jared O'Leary unpacks Ladson-Billings’ (1995) seminal publication titled “Toward a theory of culturally relevant pedagogy,” which influenced much of the discourse around culturally relevant pedagogy in computer science education.
In addition to the integration suggestions in our lesson plans and our discussion forum, our Scratch account has several studios that demonstrate the potential for integrating projects with Scratch.
Use this document to quickly access all of our ScratchJr and Scratch lesson plans and coder resources.
This spreadsheet is a curated list of more than 100 unplugged lesson plans and resources for elementary coders.
This folder includes a curation of resources created by districts we have worked with.
Join in on the conversation with colleagues and peers about all things computer science!
We’ve compiled some resources to help districts, teachers, and families cope with the rise of school closures around the nation.