This program uses the Course 2 curriculum on Code Studio at Code.org and requires no prior programming experience. During a six-week session, students learn about sequence, loops, debugging, conditionals, events, and functions (Course 3). In each class, students work collaboratively on an “unplugged” activity, without the use of devices, and then complete a self-guided tutorial using blockly on the code.org site for that day’s topic.
This kit helps youth to understand how coding works. They will move a game piece across a grid game board by randomly pulling code "instructions" from a deck, then organize the deck so the piece will move in a particular path.
This kit was created by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie (IL) Public Library.
OpenSCAD is a free and open source 3D modeling software that allows users to design objects using a basic programming language. This kit introduces OpenSCAD and works through the creation of a 3D model. Those who have access to a 3D printer can go on to print the model, creating a tangible output for participants.
Google Coder is a specialized operating system for the Raspberry Pi, a credit card sized single board computer that sells for $35. Raspberry Pi was designed for use in educational settings and the Google Coder system provides a layer of tools for learning how to write code for the web. This kit is an introduction to Coder and should serve as a jumping-off point for creating Coder-based activities based on your circumstances.