Computer science skills empower students to become proactive learners and
creators instead of mere consumers, regardless of whether they’re interested in
a computing or programming career.
However, after its educational heyday in the 1980s, when computer labs popped
up in elementary schools around the world, computer science seemed to fall off
the education radar — until its recent
comeback, that is. Now many educators are advocating making computer science
academic subject in K-12 schools.
In honor of Computer Science Education
Week, here are some resources to help you incorporate computer science into
Coding has become one of the basic building blocks of our digital society,
and initiatives such as the Hour of
Code make it easy to give every student the chance to try it out. Even the
House is getting in on the action.
If you’re just getting your feet wet, you can learn more about coding in the
classroom with these tips
and tools from educators. Ready to dive deeper? Discover the three
key features of a successful districtwide coding program, and learn best
practices for pair programming.
To understand how today’s digital tools can help solve tomorrow’s problems,
students need to become computational thinkers. ISTE has partnered with the
Computer Science Teachers Association to develop a Computational
Thinking Toolkit educators can use to teach and advocate for this crucial
Computer science integration
Looking for ways to integrate computer science into your curriculum? The
folks at Code.org have assembled some great resources to help, including
tutorials for your classroom, free curriculum you can integrate and platforms
you can use to teach computer science to kids.
How are you celebrating Computer Science Education