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Impact of the Plugged-in and Unplugged Chemistry

In this episode I unpack Chongo, Osman, and Nayan’s (2021) publication titled “Impact of the plugged-in and unplugged chemistry computational thinking modules on achievement in chemistry,” which investigated achievement outcomes between a chemistry unit in three groups: 1) chemistry classes integrated with Scratch projects, 2) chemistry classes integrated with both unplugged and Scratch projects, and 3) chemistry classes with no focus on computational thinking.

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Amazon Funding Computer Science Education for 200 Schools in Los Angeles Unified, Benefitting More Than 48,000 Students

Los Angeles Unified joins Amazon Future Engineer and BootUp PD coding initiative to bring equitable computer science education to elementary students

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STEM DIversity and Inclusion Efforts For Women of Color

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Scott and Elliott’s (2020) publication titled “STEM diversity and inclusion efforts for women of color: A critique of the new labor system,” which uses the metaphor of sharecropping to problematize the new labor system around STEM education and careers.

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Open Design for Learning with Aria Chernik

In this interview with Aria Chernik, we discuss student-centered engagement situated within authentic contexts, problems with focusing entirely on capitalistic purposes of education, using critical pedagogies to problematize power dynamics in the classroom, using an open design for learning, the phenomenology of collaboration, creating a space that encourages taking risks in education, and much more.

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Trans Voices Speak

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Cayari et al.’s (2021) publication titled “Trans voices speak: Suggestions from trans educators about working with trans students,” which provides five suggestions from Trans educations on working with Trans students.

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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.

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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
Lesson Ideas and Resources

Lesson Ideas and Resources

Our Moodle Lesson Ideas and Resources is curated by fellow teachers and instructional coaches we've worked with.

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Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

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

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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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