Coding in the Classroom

Why You Should Care About Teaching Computer Science



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Price$17.01 - $31.95
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AuthorRyan Somma
PublisherNo Starch Press
Published2020
Pages208
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaper book / ebook (PDF)
ISBN-101718500343
ISBN-139781718500341
EBook Hardcover Paperback

Computer science opens more doors for today's youth than any other discipline - which is why Coding in the Classroom is your key to unlocking students' future potential. Author Ryan Somma untangles the current state of CS education standards; describes the cognitive, academic, and professional benefits of learning CS; and provides numerous strategies to promote computational thinking and get kids coding!

Whether you're a teacher, an after-school coach, or a parent seeking accessible ways to boost your kid's computer savvy, Coding in the Classroom is here to help. With quick-start programming strategies, scaffolded exercises for every grade level, and ideas for designing CS events that promote student achievement, this book is a rock-solid roadmap to CS integration from a wide variety of on-ramps.

You'll learn: tips and resources for teaching programming concepts via in-class activities and games, without a computer; development environments that make coding and sharing web apps a breeze; lesson plans for the software lifecycle process and techniques for facilitating long-term projects; ways to craft interdisciplinary units that bridge CS and computational thinking with other content areas.

Coding in the Classroom does more than make CS less formidable - it makes it more fun! From learning computational thinking via board games to building their own websites, students are offered a variety of entry points for acquiring the skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century workforce.





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