All the latest updates, podcasts, tools, and online guides to help facilitate your computer science classroom experience, in-person or online.
In this episode Jared unpacks Smith, Bill, and Hughes’ (2008) publication titled “Thinking through a lesson: Successfully implementing high-level tasks,” which provides a heuristic that can be used to prepare for a lesson.
Chester Upland School District is now part of Amazon Future Engineer’s expansion to expansion to more than 500,000 elementary students nationwide
In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Proctor, Bigman, and Blikstein’s (2019) publication titled “Defining and designing computer science education in a K12 public school district,” which serves as a case study of a district’s processes and tensions developing a plan for implementing computer science across K-12.
In this interview with Matinga Ragatz, we discuss Matinga’s journey into education, creating environments where kids can learn through struggle, the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL), how schools promote individualism and exceptionalism, the intersections of project-based learning and SEL, decolonizing education, the importance of shared values in education, and so much more.
Ector County Independent School District is now part of Amazon Future Engineer’s expansion to more than 500,000 elementary students nationwide. Funding from Amazon Future Engineer delivers teacher professional development and curriculum from BootUp PD, a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in high-quality computer science concepts, practices, and standards for elementary teachers and students.
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.
Our Moodle Lesson Ideas and Resources is curated by fellow teachers and instructional coaches we've 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.