Computer Science for Fun, or CS4FN, is a UK-based magazine on computerscience aimed at students. It is produced by the School of Electronic Engineeringand Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. The magazine’s focus is on how computer science involves solving puzzles, thinking creatively, changing the future, and most of all having fun. Articles in the most recent issue include “Geek Gurl Parties in the 1830s” (Becoming a Computer Scientist), “The Silver Lady” (Victorian Robots), “Dickens Knitting in Code” (Secret Messages, Life and Death), “Letters from the Victorian Smog” (Data Representation), “Victorian Volunteers Needed” (Crowdsourcing), among others.
An initiative of Microsoft Philanthropies, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science.
LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime Set is a STEAM learning tool for students in grades 6–8. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level.
CoderZ has kicked off registration for the third annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) for students in grades 5–8. This online coding and robotics tournament enables schools, districts, and afterschool programs and clubs to engage students in STEM learning by using game-based competitions that are both safe and fun.