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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.

Sep 11, 2020

Blog

Providing Hands-on STEM Learning Experiences for All Students

This blog is the second in a series on the importance of mentoring girls and young women through a compassionate “lean-in” culture of practice. Check out the first post “Mentoring Girls and Young Women Through a Compassionate ‘Lean-In’ Culture of Practice.” This post will provide just-in-time resources to help you model how to provide access and equity to robust science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources for ALL students, and how to infuse hands-on STEM learning experiences throughout your subject areas and all K–12 grade-level bands.

Sep 01, 2020

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Program Helping Young Men of Color Develop a Mindset and Skills to Succeed in a Technological World

All Star Code is a nonprofit computer science education organization focused on developing a new generation of entrepreneurs. Through its Summer Intensive program, a six-week coding bootcamp, and continued Alumni Services, the organization gives young, motivated Black and Latino men the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to succeed in a technological world.

STEM Passion Project

Jun 26, 2020

Blog

Using Passion Projects to Teach Tech

In smaller rural schools, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can face troublesome barriers. In our K–12 district of 730 students, we have many of the common obstacles, including limited funds, no extra faculty, and an already overloaded class schedule. These three join arms to block us from using any of the really cool programs we’d like to. Other institutions sing praises of cutting-edge programs and share their successes. Meanwhile, rural schools are trying to figure out how to educate equally deserving kids in STEM.

computer programming app for grade school children

May 15, 2020

Entry

Game That Teaches the Basics of Robotics

The Robotizen app for iOS and Android teaches children aged 4–9 the basics of computer programming and robotics through a variety of interactive learning activities in an interesting story.

computer coding programming challenge

Apr 15, 2020

Entry

Online Programing Challenges for a Chance at a Career at Google

Google’s Kick Start challenge offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programing skills through online-hosted competition rounds. The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that students get a sense of the technical skills needed for a career at Google.

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