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#CSK8 Podcast

Recommendations for Preventing Burnout in Education

Building off the previous episode on depression, suicide, and CS education, this episode is a supercut of guests responding to how they take care of themselves and stave off burnout.

#CSK8 Podcast

Depression, Suicide, and Computer Science Education

Note: If you or anyone you know are experiencing signs of depression or suicidal ideation, please reach out to local healthcare professionals or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

In honor of national suicide prevention week, in this week’s episode Jared O'Leary reads a paper he wrote on the topic of depression, suicide, and computer science education. This paper is formatted into the following sections: 1) A vignette on my own experiences coping with depression and suicide; 2) Statistics on depression and suicide as it relates to various populations computer science educators work with; 3) A vignette of a computer science educator helping a student through depression and suicidal thoughts; 4) Risk factors and warning signs; 5) Suggestions for providing support; 6) A vignette from a computer science educator's perspective on a student who committed suicide; and 7) Closing thoughts.

#CSK8 Podcast

From Mathy McMatherson to Codey McCoderson - An interview with Dan Schneider

#CSK8 Podcast

Increasing Diversity in K-12 Computer Science: Strategies from the Field

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Goode’s (2008) publication titled “Increasing diversity in K-12 computer science: Strategies from the field,”which provides suggestions for educators who are interested in increasing the diversity of their CS classes or programs.

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Metro Nashville Public Schools Teams Up With Amazon to Bring Computer Science Education to All 72 Elementary Schools, Serving More Than 32,000 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.

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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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