Keeping the kids busy while they are learning from home has become quite the challenge. Here are some free online classes kids of all ages can use to learn programming! Click on the image below or HERE to print the Programming 101 for Kids list. Online Coding Resources are perfect to prevent that summer slide! (The File that opens actually has clickable links embedded into it!)
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
Tynker: Empowering Kids to Create with Code
The fun way to learn programming and develop problem solving & critical thinking skills with just the internet and a computer or tablet! Ages 5-17
Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.
Since Kodu’s introduction in 2009, we have visited the White House, teamed up with great groups like NCWIT and DigiGirlz, inspired academic research and been the subject of a book (Kodu for Kids) Kodu for the PC is available to download for free.
Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.
Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.