• Web Based Coding Resources 
     
       The resources on this page will allow students and teachers to become more familiar with Computer Coding.  All activities and tutorials are accessible through your web-browser and require no additional downloads or software. 
     
     
    Activities
     
    Main page containing coding tutorials and links for elementary, middle school and high school.
     
     
    Great place to start for learners of all ages.  Multiple activities arranged by grade level and varying in length.  Guides students through activities with automatic feedback and prompts.  Can be assigned as a student driven assignment for teachers with limited knowledge or used as a teacher paced activity for teachers with advanced knowledge.  
     
    Kids create their own apps by typing code and using predesigned stamps, backgrounds and audio.
     
     
    Move Lightbot using simple visual commands to help light the lightbulb and solve problems using programming. 
     

    Students learn the basics of programming by controlling their own virtual robot. The online course is fully self-contained with short presentations, movies, quizzes and automatic guidance/hints to help with the programming exercises. 

     
    Tynker's huge collection of grade-appropriate coding activities provides an exciting introduction to programming for students of all ages. Kids design their own personalized game characters, learn from coding puzzles and also build complete multi-level-platformer games using our easy block paradigm.
     
    Learn programming through a multi-player coding game.
     
    Imagine can make it a reality. Microsoft Imagine connects you with the tools and knowledge you need to create, code, and develop your ideas. So whether you're new to coding, studying it in school, or planning for your career, you can dream big, build creatively, and boldly bring your ideas to life.
     
     
    This guide gives educators a resource to introduce the basics of coding on a safe and fun website. An exciting feature is that students are able to generate a personalized certificate of completion upon finishing all the modules. 
     
    Code Academy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in six different programming languages like Python, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, and Ruby, as well as markup languages including HTML and CSS.
     
    Write a program that animates your name. When you move your mouse over your name, bubbles will scatter away and then reassemble.
     
    (MS/HS) Karel the Dog - Giving commands to a computer, which is what programming is all about, is just like giving commands to a dog. Learn how to code with Karel the Dog—a fun, accessible, and visual introduction to programming that teaches fundamental concepts like commands and functions to absolute beginners. Tutorial is student-directed but teachers can sign up to access teacher tools and track student success! 
     
    (MS/HS) An Introductions to JavaScript - Learn the basics of JavaScript programming while creating fun drawings with your code. Do it on your own or with your class! 
     
    For Hour of Code, Khan Academy offers curated one-hour introductions to JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and SQL for multiple age ranges that you can pick from or have your students pick from! 
     
    (MS/HS) Build a 2 player 2D top-down game with JavaScript in 10 short tasks. Then continue learning some basics of programming (variables and if statements) as you create a Quiz to share with friends. Along the way earn points and badges as you compete to reach the top of the class leaderboard. 
     
     
    Information and Tutorials 
     
     
    Scratch Jr.
    Information on how children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games using the iPad app.
     
    Online coding tutorials.
     
    Find the resources you need to better integrate Lightbot into the classroom.