Resource Round-up: Code.org

WHAT: Code.org is a nonprofit website dedicated to expanding access to computer science. There are several different kinds of coding activities. Hour of Code tutorials are quick projects, many of which involve popular characters. There is step-by-step paths that go more in depth and guides learners through coding basics and fun projects. You can learn to create your our own video game or computer drawing. For more advanced learners, there are involved activities such as building working apps and websites with blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and more.

Code.org recently added a weekly webcast called Code Break — a live weekly webcast that will include an activity or challenge. You can sign up to receive each week’s Code Break and get more information here.

WHY: Code.org makes computer science fun for kids, through creative and playful lessons and challenges. Whether it’s solving a puzzle, coding art, or designing an app; Code.org and computer science help students learn by exploring rather than memorizing.

WHO: Code.org can teach students and adults of any age!

FREE: Code.org is always free. You don’t even need to set up a free account, unless you want to save your progress. There aren’t any ads.

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