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Computer Science/Coding/Programming

Study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers; creative and innovative processes of assigning a code for purposes of classification and identification; processes that lead from an original formulation of a computing problem to usable computer programs.

Top 5 Resources in October

Nov 17, 2017

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Our Top Five Resources in October

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.

Computer Educator Award

Nov 01, 2017

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Aspirations in Computing Educator Award

The National Center for Women and Information Technology’s (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Educator Award celebrates educators at the high school level who encourage girls’ interest in technology. Recipients form a national community of peers, share practices, and empower other educators to support the participation of girls in computing.

 Blind Coding Computer Programming

Oct 19, 2017

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Tactile Programming Language for Children Who Are Blind

A Microsoft project will teach blind students from aged 7 to 11 how to program and apply design thinking to projects. Project Torino, as it’s called, uses a “physical programming language”—pods that are connected by the students to build programs.

Programming Coding App

Oct 16, 2017

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Adventures Exploring Coding Concepts

SpriteBox Coding by LightBot is an adventure game for iOS and Android that gets students aged 6–8 coding. Students start from scratch by solving coding puzzles using icons.

Coding for Latina Hispanic Girls

Sep 21, 2017

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Program to Interest Hispanic Girls in Technology

Formed in 2014, Latina Girls Code (LGC) was created to fill the diversity gap between girls aged 7–17 who are interested in technology. The program provides mentors, access to hardware and digital tools, as well as internships through various programs and events throughout the year.

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