Coding supports computational and critical thinking skills, logical thinking, creating, and learning through play. Besides, it's great fun.
National Hour of Code Week is December 5 - 11
When is your hour of code?
3 Top Super Easy & FREE Resource Areas
See also Scratch support and visit our Yonkers Codes in development, available soon
MOOC MIT -
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering - Course Index
Hands-on practice labs which run on Windows 7, 8 and 10 - http://aka.ms/w10-labs
Computer Science Education - https://csedweek.org/
Preparation kit - https://csedweek.org/csteacher
Khans Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
Thank you James Amodio, Riverside High
Resources to Teach Coding
Code.org - Nonprofit organization committed to increasing access to computer science for students in the K-12 settings, computer science and programming.
Hour of Code Introductory Program - http://code.org/learn
Guide to teaching an hour of - http://code.org/educate/hoc
Edutopia - Resources to teach coding (A range of resource recommendations)
Microsoft - Code Hunt (Gaming format)
For Younger Students to Older Students
Teaching Programming with Khans - Reflection Piece
Hour of Code - Overview of Efforts
Tangible Programming in Early Childhood - Tufts University
Coding - The new literacy - Programming Through Play
"Technology plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives today —it’s how we connect with friends and family, discover the weather forecast, find jobs, play, and importantly learn. Yet too few of us, from our youngest to our eldest Americans, are going beyond being a ‘user’ of technology to becoming a maker, coder, discoverer, tinkerer, designer —and harnessing the power of computing to solve new challenges and make everyones’ lives healthier, safer, more efficient, better informed, and more fun. Computational literacy” —being able to code, script, design, program, debug, and understand computer science—is rapidly emerging as an essential skill for today’s students. Many jobs in the 21st century will require the type of problem-solving ability that is advanced by training in computer science. In fact, it is projected that by 2020 information technology (IT) skills and computational thinking will be needed in more than half of all jobs and greater than 50 percent of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) job growth over that time period will be in computer science fields, leading to a shortage of more than one million IT-skilled Americans. In addition to IT professionals, people employed in most STEM jobs in the coming decades will require some level of sophisticated computational skills and many jobs inthe 21st Century will require the type of problem-solving ability that is advanced by computational thinking."
October 2014 Science Memo NYSED: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/documents/ComputerScienceMemo.pdf
"Many of today’s newly created jobs, including those that offer good compensation packages and a positive work/life balance, are those that involve computer science and programming. In addition, a commitment to computer science and coding in the K-12 setting promises long-term equity benefits, particularly for girls and students of color, who are typically underrepresented in these fields. "