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Resources for Including Computer Science in Afterschool

Looking for resources to help you, your teammates, or your staff integrate computer science in afterschool? Following are 20 helpful websites, articles, and organizations:

1. Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding
https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/best-apps-and-websites-for-learning-programming-and-coding

2. Best Programs to Learn to Code for 2016
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2494807,00.asp

3. Click2SciencePD
http://www.click2sciencepd.org/

4. Code.org
https://code.org/

5. Code Academy
https://www.codecademy.com/schools/curriculum

6. Code Studio
https://studio.code.org/

7. Computer Science Education Week
https://csedweek.org/educate

8. Computer Science Teacher's Association
https://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CurrResources.html

9. Creative Computing Guide from MIT Media Lab
http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/guide/index.html

10. CS Unplugged
www.csunplugged.org

11. Edutopia 
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/15-ways-teaching-students-coding-vicki-davis

12. Edsurge
http://bit.ly/2gUv2Gh

13. EdWeek
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/10/26/computer-science.html?qs=computer+science

14. Google CS First
https://www.cs-first.com/en/home

15. International Society for Technology in Education
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=152&category=Solutions&article=Computational-thinking-for-all

16. Open Source Educational Resources
http://red.ht/2h28fwv

17. Stemfinity
https://www.stemfinity.com/

18. Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
http://www.thetrc.org/computer-science-curriculum-and-resources

19. Thimble by Mozilla
https://thimble.mozilla.org/en-US/

20. Young Adult Library Services Association
http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2014/10/02/coding-in-your-library/

Have a computer science success story or a resource you'd like to share? Let us know!

 

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