CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education (coding) through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. The goals of the program are to increase confidence in using computers, instill courage to try new things, grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems, provide a sense of belonging, and demonstrate the impact of CS in careers and in the community. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers.
- are completely free and available online
- are targeted at students in grades 4th-8th (ages 9-14)
- can be tailored to fit your schedule and needs
- involve block-based coding using Scratch and are themed to attract students with varied interests
Start a Club!
Students learn by watching videos on the computer and code using an online tool called Scratch; all videos, scripts, agendas, and other club materials are provided for free by Google. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm to help young people learn and explore — if you’re interested, you can learn along with your students! http://www.cs-first.com/start-club
For more information about starting a club, visit Google CS First.
Have you considered starting a coding club in your school this year? Or asking a volunteer to start a club? With free access to all of the resources and support available online through Google, the time is now!
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