Hand On Coding

Playing with blocks has been around for centuries.  From classrooms to doctors offices, this age old toy remains one of the most important tools for children to use in order to develop critical thinking skills.  While post poeple are scrambling to turn everything digital, we have reversed the role and have allowed for a digital idea to be created physically.  Hands-On Coding allows the student to physically move and act out programs created with Coding Blocks.  A big part of coding is developing an Algorithm, which is a list of steps to follow to complete a task.  In this case, the “run” part of the program is a physical person.  


Hands-On Coding turns the human into a computer and teaches children not just how to solve problems, but also how to express themselves.   Kids learn by doing, which is why Coding Blocks are a perfect tool to learn the basics of computer coding in a fun and engaging way.  They are useful for hands-on, small group activities; and for letting students explore and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills.

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Make Your Own 2d Games With Construct 2

Construct 2 is a powerful ground breaking HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It allows anyone to build games — no coding required!

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How Scratch and Minecraft Developers Hope to Keep Kids Coding For Life | EdSurge News

Coding curricula is sweeping into classrooms across the country, thanks to programs such as Code.org. According to the Education Commission of States, about 20 states now require that districts allow students to apply specified computer science courses toward completion of mathematics, science or, as a foreign language. But is coding preoccupying the hearts and minds of students after school hours? This is the question that researchers at the MIT Media Lab are asking.

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From the very first moment in CodeMonkey, students start to write code in a real-world programming language called CoffeeScript. CoffeeScript is a modern open-source programming language that compiles to JavaScript, and similarly to JavaScript it is used in the industry primarily for web applications. Through the CodeMonkey program students will learn advanced Computer Science concepts such as loops, variables, functions, conditions and more.

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What is the Python programming language? Everything you need to know

Why the Python programming language shines for data science, machine learning, systems automation, web and API development, and beyond

Dating from 1991, Python is a relatively new programming language. From the start, Python was considered a gap-filler, a way to write scripts that “automate the boring stuff” (as one popular book on learning Python put it) or to rapidly prototype applications that will be implemented in one or more other languages.

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Zulama – Entertainment Technology Curriculum

The Zulama curriculum was created by educators at the world-renowned Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. It gives teenagers experience with problem solving and thinking creatively—skills they need to earn jobs in a digital world.

Zulama Long Courses each contain over 80 hours of lessons, activities, projects, and content. The content is delivered through a browser-based platform into your classrooms, where students participate in hands-on, project-based activities and assignments.

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UTeach CS Principles | cs.uteach.utexas.edu | The University of Texas at Austin

UTeach CS Principles is…

  • A classroom-ready curriculum and comprehensive teacher materials that rely on delivery models that are flexible and easy for teachers to use in a variety of high school classroom and school settings
  • Intended to be implemented by teachers with a variety of content backgrounds and levels of expertise through intensive scaffolding and ongoing support throughout the school year
  • Designed to be taught using the Buck Institute for Education’s project-based approach to engage young women and students from other historically underrepresented groups
  • Fully aligned with both the spirit and letter of the College Board’s AP Computer Science Principles Framework and endorsed by the College Board

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Student CompSci Challenge: Ten80 Education

Ten80’s Student CompSci Challenge is a full curriculum framework, not just a set of activities. It can be implemented as a standalone 1-semester computer science foundation course or be integrated into science and engineering elective courses. Combine it with the Student Rover Challenge to create full-year standalone CS course. See the curriculum overview below for more information or contact us for a full standards alignment table.

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Codio- Our Mission

Globally, education systems are embracing Computer Science as “the 4th science” — recognising the vital role it plays in 21st century life and employment. The skills gap is already severe and widely acknowledged, and on a broader scale, governments are intervening to safeguard the future employment prospects of their labour forces and the competitiveness of their economies, for investment and job creation, in a global marketplace.

We believe that the theory and practice of Computer science needn’t be mutually exclusive — that new technology can enhance and improve the teaching of core computational thinking skills and their practical creative expression in programming.Created originally to take the pain out of teaching computer programming, Codio’s mission is to deliver a teaching and learning experience that stimulates this creative potential in every student, developing the next generation of creators and not just consumers.

That’s why we empower teachers and students with the technology and learning resources needed to succeed.

By embracing the ideas that students and teachers are individuals, teaching styles differ and students advance at their own pace, Codio enables teachers and lecturers to support and coach students to better outcomes, and self-learners to master skills at their own pace.

We plan to apply the Codio technology and learning experience to other subjects in the future.

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ScriptEd / Our Mission

ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology.

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