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All the latest updates, podcasts, tools, and online guides to help facilitate your computer science classroom experience, in-person or online.

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My Coding Story

Our founder, and Board Member, Ari Ioannides, shares his experience with code throughout the years and the positive impact on his life.

Remaining Trouble Spots With Computational Thinking

In this episode of the #CSK8 podcast, Jared O'Leary unpacks Denning’s (2017) publication titled “Remaining trouble spots with computational thinking: Addressing unresolved questions concerning computational thinking,” which answers three questions: what is computational thinking, how do we measure students’ computational abilities, and is computational thinking good for everyone?

Exploring Computer Science with Joanna Goode

Deep Dive into BootUp Professional Development Offerings

A librarian at a district where I conducted a professional development workshop recently stated that I don’t give a lot of information at the beginning of class. I told her that I learned a long time ago, less is more. Her comment reflects one of the many teaching philosophies we embrace within our professional development at BootUp.

The Role of Deliberate Practice in The Acquisition of Expert Performance

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Integration Studios

Integration Studios

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.

Scratch Studios
Complete List of Lesson Plans

Complete List of Lesson Plans

Use this document to quickly access all of our ScratchJr and Scratch lesson plans and coder resources.

View The List
Unplugged Resources

Unplugged Resources

This spreadsheet is a curated list of more than 100 unplugged lesson plans and resources for elementary coders.

Check Out The Unplugged Resources
Resources Created by Affiliate Districts

Resources Created by Affiliate Districts

This folder includes a curation of resources created by districts we have worked with.

Check Out The Resources
Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

Join in on the conversation with colleagues and peers about all things computer science!

Join The Conversation
Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Resources

We’ve compiled some resources to help districts, teachers, and families cope with the rise of school closures around the nation.

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