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Could I get your recommendations

In this very short episode Jared O'Leary asks for recommendations in three areas: 1) guests to interview, 2) topics and publications to unpack, and 3) recommending the podcast to other CS educators.

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Closing the Equity STEM Gap with BootUp PD Thanks to Contentful

Every student should have access to computer science (CS) education in this technology-filled world. For BootUp PD, closing the equity gaps in CS is priority number one. Thanks to Contentful, BootUp has been able to scale its website and continue to create a space where teachers can obtain resources for their classrooms.

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Nonverbal Overload: A Theoretical Argument For The Causes of Zoom Fatigue

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"I can't read, but I can code": Using puppets to teach C++ to pre-readers

In this bonus episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Rollerstein’s (2021) publication titled “‘I can't read, but I can code’: Using puppets to teach C++ to pre-readers: A quasi-experimental critical” which investigated the use of puppets to teach C++ to pre-readers in pre-K CS classes.

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Celebrating The Women Changing BootUp for Women's History Month

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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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