Subject: Innovation + Tech

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CSTA offers resources to support teachers in e-learning

CSTA offers resources to support teachers in e-learning

The Computer Science Teachers Association has compiled a list of resources designed to support teachers, particularly computer science teachers, as they transition to remote teaching. The organization offers guidance on self-care, preparing for the shit to e-learning, online teaching webinars, info on self-guided learning platforms, professional development and more.

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CSAwesome offers complete, AP aligned Java programming curriculum

CSAwesome offers complete, AP aligned Java programming curriculum

CSAwesome is a complete curriculum that teaches how to program with Java and is aligned to the AP Computer Science A course framework. There are ten units and five practice units provided, giving teachers many options for continuing their classes in the e-learning environment. To access the course, click here.

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CodeMonkey offers a gamified programming curriculum

CodeMonkey offers a gamified programming curriculum

CodeMonkey introduces real programming to kids in a gamified way. It allows teachers to assign students coding challenges and keep track of their progress from home, which is ideal for the e-learning environment. Due to school closures, CodeMonkey is offering full access to its content for schools that are currently closed. Impacted schools simply need...

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Codelicious offers free teacher computer science resources

Codelicious offers free teacher computer science resources

Codelicious is offering free teacher resources to support teachers in the transition to e-learning. The site currently features a three-part computer science e-learning series, coding lessons, digital citizenship lessons, and more. This can be a valuable site, particularly for those who are looking to take their computer science curriculum to a remote learning platform quickly...

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Get creative with these product design challenges

Get creative with these product design challenges

Ready to have some fun with TGR Foundation’s Design Challenges? These activities will unlock your creativity to explore, design, and test solutions for real-world problems. The challenges use everyday household items but you can switch them out with similar items you have at home. This is a perfect tool to use in order to develop...

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Coding for kids

Coding for kids

Code.org has several great lesson plans, resources, and activities to help teach kids to code. Students can explore interactive courses and make projects that they will resonate with and enjoy making.

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Free, online courses, resources from Carnegie Melon Computer Science Academy

Free, online courses, resources from Carnegie Melon Computer Science Academy

The Carnegie Melon Computer Science Academy is providing its interactive high school computer science curriculum and resources for free. As schools move to online learning, this curriculum can help teachers make the shift to remote instruction. Two options for the course are being offered, a year-long high school version that includes 120 hours of instruction...

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Century is offering free online recourses to students

Century is offering free online recourses to students

Century is a great online learning resource for students in all grade levels that are affected by school closures. This awesome website provides thousands of lessons in all subjects that are supported by Century’s AI engine. The AI engine will tailor a personalized learning plan based on your student’s strengths and weaknesses. Sign up or...

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Learn the foundations of technology with Typing.com

Learn the foundations of technology with Typing.com

Typing.com is a free resource for students and teachers to learn keyboarding, digital literacy, and coding. While there are certainly several free typing courses available, you can also learn about tech literacy and even career prep for tech jobs. This site is fully multilingual in English and Spanish and provides robust reporting for teachers.