Coding for Students
This collection features resources to support students in developing coding skills.
"All the courses on Codecademy are free. The free course catalog features hundreds of hours of content that help learners develop skills in their desired programming language. However, CodeCademy offers a “pro” option that allows tailored lessons and tutorials for the user as well as live tutoring."
You have to make an account to use this excellent site. You can learn 180 hours of content for FREE! You can sign up to do more for a cost if you wish.
If you want to learn to program, you need to write (a lot of) code.
At CodeCombat, our job is to make sure you're doing that with a smile on your face.
Click "Play" then complete the pop up in the top right corner to create a free teacher account. Students can also get started without an account.
This site offers the opportunity for students to Code a Dance Party to share with their friends. Use coding and music to be creative. Included are dance party activities, teacher resources, and an unplugged dance party activity where no computers are needed and student can learn coding concepts to choreograph a dance party. together. Look for lots of videos and resources for inspiration.
CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science. We provide web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.
Get your students coding in no time!
CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience. After completing CodeMonkey's award-winning coding courses, kids will be able to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.
Kids can use Codeable Crafts to create simple animated stories. Give kids a general theme (for example, what did you do over the summer break?) and let them use their imaginations to create stories on that theme. Talk about storytelling, such as following a story arc and introducing characters. Kids can work on their language and verbal skills as they narrate their story. Save the stories and show them to the class. For a tech or computer class, Codeable Crafts can be a starter app for introducing programming. Carefully explain and explore what each coding block does, and give kids lots of room to experiment on their own.
Download from the App Store or Google Play.
Each month, we’ve selected a different theme encouraging people (like you!) to inspire your projects during our learning experiences. Here are some ideas on how you might combine your super powers and perspectives with technology throughout 2019:
A video game inspired by your findings on declining bee population
A piece of artwork to illustrate how we might learn in the future
A website to share your thoughts on food security in your community
A website to share your favourite ways to stay active in the winter season
An interactive story on how we might reduce food waste
A website to share your fun invention idea!
This site offer a comprehensive coding platform has impressive resources for teachers. This learn-to-code program has the breadth and depth required to meet the needs of almost any teacher. The aim is to help teachers and families inspire the next generation of computer scientists.
At this site coding is broken out into grade level activities. Lots of examples to explore.
Everything you need to participate in the Hour of Code in December can be found here!
Codesters combines a fun online coding platform for students, a powerful learning management system for teachers, and built-out coding lessons so you can start teaching kids to code in your school today.
"TakingITGlobal is launching Code to Learn@Home to continue to serve students during COVID-19 closures. In partnership with LCSI, Cisco, Fair Chance Learning, and with support from the Government of Canada, we're offering coding and computational thinking learning experiences for students of all ages."
You can find past live videos here to do at home (or at school!).
Codingville offers an easy and engaging way for students to learn coding/digital skills in a self-directed online environment.
In this activity, students use the binary number system to transmit messages. Two flashlights are used to demonstrate how astronomy spacecraft to transmit images and other scientific data to Earth. This activity is part of Unit 4 in the Space Based Astronomy guide that contains background information, worksheets, assessments, extensions, and standards.
Learn to code. EARN CERTIFICATIONS.
Free code camp is a great website for online learning. The site lets you learn to code with free online courses, programming projects, and interview preparation for developer jobs.
AppGameKit's Education Pack includes everything a teacher or lecturer needs to teach coding skills and is an easy to use tool that can be deployed quickly and easily in the classroom.
AppGameKit works across a range of abilities so is suitable for primary and secondary schools, sixth form colleges, universities and summer camps.
Teachers will need to register to get a free kit and get started.
Grasshopper is designed for individual learning rather than classroom implementation, so there's no dashboard or central place to monitor student progress. This makes it better suited for students to learn and practice at their own pace with teacher support. Teachers with some coding experience can advise and coach students as they encounter complex problems, while teachers without much coding experience can encourage students to work collaboratively and/or use the available help in the app. For classes using unplugged activities to teach coding concepts, Grasshopper is a great way to let students start putting that knowledge to use on an individualized basis.
Download from the App Store or Google Play.