#CSforall – ISTE 2017

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Computer science and computational thinking are finally breaking through to k-12 schools and educators. Here are a few of the great resources that I’ve found during ISTE.


  1. Code.org
    The code.org resources are absolutely amazing and free. This is not just about coding, but about computer science. Code.org features several curriculums:

    1. CS Fundamentals (K-6)
      This is four course that have been specifically developed for K through 5 students. There are options for technology rich environments and a whole section of “unplugged” activities for students without 1 to 1 access.
    2. CS Discoveries (7-9)
      This six unit curriculum is geared towards middle school students. The also have an accelerated CS fundamentals course to ensure the basics are there for students to build upon.
    3. CS Principles (10-12)
      This is an AP prep course for the AP computer science test. This is an AP approved course with syllabus.
  2. National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
    NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the meaningful participation of all women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.
  3. CyberPatriot Program
    ​​​​CyberPatriot the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. ​
  4. No Fear Coding by Heidi Williams
    No-Fear Coding shows K-5 educators how to bring coding into their curriculum by embedding computational thinking skills into activities for every content area. At the same time, embedding these skills helps students prepare for coding in the middle grades as they build their knowledge.

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