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Coding in Elementary Schools

Coding may just be one of the current education buzz words. Computer coding in elementary school can open up a whole world and future that children did not know about. However, it can seem daunting to an educator who is not a trained computer scientist. This collection will inspire any educator to give coding a try with their students.
A Collection By Elizabeth Kaplan
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Coding in Elementary Schools
  • Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    An inspiring TED talk is always a good way to launch an educators next project or idea. This TED talk is not only inspiring but informative on how and why teaching coding is important.
  • Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    This is THE way to get students excited about coding and to start coding in your school. The hour of code is a global movement to get students around the world, at all age levels coding. There are "Hour of Code" events that can be easily organized and resources for every single grade level to do one hour of coding-no matter what their prior knowledge is. Any teacher or administrator can get started here and it is FUN.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

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    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    This Edutopia blog explains briefly the why behind coding (promotes logical thinking, for one) and also offers five steps for getting started.
  • thejournal.com
    thejournal.com

    4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School

    4 minute read
    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    Coding with five year old children sounds impossible and somewhat scary, but it can be done! This link provides four-which is more than a teacher would need to use-free and inexpensive coding apps that can be used with early childhood students. The apps in the article are recommended by Common Sense Media-which is the most reputable place to get tech, tv, and movie recommendations for young ones!
  • livescience.com
    livescience.com

    The Best Coding Toys for Kids

    5 minute read
    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    In addition to apps and websites, there are a number of toys and more hands on materials children can use to learn computer science. This link provides apps and toys for early learners, elementary school, and middle school students. Some are pricey- like LEGO Mindstorms at $410- but could be an investment made by schools or PTOs.
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