Use Scratch to Code

Scratch is a block-based programming tool that lets you create lots of different projects. It’s often one of the first programming tools children use in primary school. Raspberry Pi has great resources that will support you and your children as they develop their confidence in Scratch. Watch now: www.raspberrypi.org/blog/learn-at-home-scratch-beyond-basics-community/

Home teaching: High-quality, free, computing activities for students of all ages.

To help students continue their computing studies while they’re at home, Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching the ‘Home teaching’ programme as part of their work in the National Centre for Computing Education. This free support programme includes: ✅ Timetable of sequential activities ✅ Live online sessions ✅ Content covering priority topics across all Key Stages Find out more ➡️ www.teachcomputing.org/home-teaching

Take a Code Break

While schools closed and students are at home, Code.org launched Code Break, a live weekly webcast where the code.org team teaches kids at home, and offer a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers. To learn more or sign up, visit: code break  

Five ways teachers are bringing computer science to their schools

The nation’s K-12 teachers are leading the way when it comes to bringing computer science to their schools. From starting a coding club to hosting an Hour of Code to using resources directly from Code.org, teachers say they’ve implemented computer science in their schools by starting with a variety of low-barrier strategies. To read more: https://medium.com/@codeorg/what-does-a-code-org-classroom-look-like-teachers-using-diverse-strategies-to-bring-cs-to-schools-cc02c3b61306

Parents Don’t Need to Be Coding Experts, Just Willing to Learn With Their Children

Through brainstorming, planning and programming together, families gained confidence and interest in coding, and both parents increased their awareness of developmentally appropriate and playful ways to introduce coding in early childhood. Most importantly, they walked away with a new activity to do together, just like reading a book or playing a board game. To read[…]

Apps 4 Digital Peace Competition

Calling all aspiring cyber security experts! The Cybersecurity Tech Accord has launched its Apps 4 Digital Peace competition in partnership with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs Vienna, and is looking for young innovators and leaders from the technology and policy communities to develop an original technology-based application to fight off cyber threats. Click the below[…]