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[…]

For The First Time In History, Girls Won All Five Top Prizes at the Broadcom Masters STEM Competition

Something amazing happened at this year’s Broadcom MASTERS National STEM Competition. Out of the 30 finalists chosen from across the country, the top five spots were taken by girls, for the first time in the competition history. Follow the link here to read more and view some of the videos! https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=27388&fbclid=IwAR3mfcXqfXxjT62u-HLYDmqWjO0uOltckzdOSeo6_vj76Y6h9xWgGmGX1OE