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Why adding computer science to the list of core academic subjects is a good thing

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Earlier this month, Congress added computer science to the list of core academic subjects as part of an update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that’ll be voted on soon.

This is a big deal! Here’s what it means:

Our national K-12 education statute (called the Elementary and…

Why adding computer science to the list of core academic subjects is a good thing

Code, Code, Let’s Learn to Code, a project from Ms. Burkett

My first big project as a TIS is to bring coding clubs to both the elementary and middle schools. I’m going to use Code.org’s Code Studio for the elementary club, and Scratch’s curriculum for the middle school club. I may or may not start them with Course 2 on Code.org though.

I happened to learn about some board games that help develop coding skills and reasoning, and decided these would be perfect for those days where students need a break from the computers, or for days that the internet is down.

I want to get copies of Robot Turtles and RoboRally for these students, as I believe that having multiple avenues of learning available will greatly aid these students in their quest to learn to code.

If you would like to help us fundraise, please click the link. You’ll support my students, and help support the need for more computer science in school at the same time!
Code, Code, Let’s Learn to Code, a project from Ms. Burkett