Computer Science Week
December 5-11, 2016
Students and teachers have an opportunity to participate in a number of free activities during Computer Science Week this week. If you are a teacher or parent looking for tutorials, you can begin your search here or click on Coding Links in the red area to the left.
The Wisconsin Hour of Code: May 16-27, 2016
Department of Public Instruction is sponsoring a new event, the
Wisconsin Hour of Code, to keep coding and computer science alive
year round. We are also happy to announce that our Public Library team is
launching a program this fall with public libraries to offer coding
resources and events for local students and learners of all ages. During this
two weeks in May, we encourage educators to do the following
- revisit the Hour of Code
activities for great resources, videos and stories.
- design one activity for
students to use coding resources, interactive tools and self-guided tutorials.
- review activities for
student summer programming and extension learning activities.
- curate resources to
integrate into summer lesson curriculum and design activities for the 2016-2017
- learn about great
statewide professional learning opportunities and networks as
collaborative leadership, strategic partnerships and regional support systems focus on equitable learning opportunities." <http://dpi.wi.gov/imt/wi-hour-code>
Mitch Resnick's TED Talk: Let's Teach
Kids to Code
Coding isn’t just for
computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab — it’s for everyone. In a
fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code,
so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them.
(Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet)
Searching for Coding Links?
Check out the Coding Links page on the left. Make sure to click on "more" to see the full list. Note: these links take the user away from the Bristol School website. Please be aware some of the apps, products, courses, trainings, academies, etc. are free, while others may charge a fee.