“Coding, the Musical,“ by TechSpaghetti, is a freeinteractive app designed for iOS mobile devices that introduces children aged 4–8, specifically girls, to coding as they create characters and build musical story worlds. “Coding, the Musical” engages girls in computer science in a fun, playful, and creative environment; no coding knowledge is needed. The app includes 20 animated interactive stories, 60 songs, and 40 games that develop the fundamental coding concepts of logical thinking and sequencing. Story World 1 introduces arrays, directional functions, and Booleans. Story World 2 expands to variables and conditions. With oral instructions and guidance provided, children don’t have to be able to read. The “Coding, the Musical” method was developed by an elementary school teacher, in consultation with numerous developers, and with the help of children and parents around the world. Cost: Free
Wonder Workshop is sponsoring the Wonder League Robotics Competition, a free global, virtual competition for students aged 6–14. The competition is intended to help students develop computational thinking, problem solving, and creativity by learning to code.
For more than 35 years, TheWhite House Office of Science and Technology has bestowed the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) upon STEM teachers across the country and in US jurisdictions.
The Amazon Future Engineer program works to increase access to computer science (CS) education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities. High school seniors who want to study computer science can apply for one of a hundred $40,000 scholarships offered through the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program.