Explore resources for Computer Science learning in Northern New Mexico.
Visit the Computer Science Alliance to learn more about Computer Science education in New Mexico including curriculum options and professional development opportunities for teachers, as well as administrators, counselors, and districts!
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The Computer Science Alliance compiled free resources for NM educators & families that can be used for classrooms, E-learning, or blended learning. Their resource collection linked below also includes information on state & nationwide K-12 Computer Science educator networks.
Enthought is offering free Virtual Live Python classes via their website! These training courses are intended for individuals with background coding knowledge. Register soon as seats are limited for each class.
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- PBS Kids- ScratchJr resources https://pbskids.org/learn/scratchjr/
- Minecraft Education
- Tynker (now offering all closed schools with free access).
- Codecraft Works — Create something you love with code, gain experience in professional programming languages, and share your portfolio of digital projects!
- STEMFuture — STEM education and make it innovative, safe, diverse, and impactful. STEMFuture aims to provide all youth with quality STEM education/resources, and give them basic tech literacy and computer science skills to help them navigate the technology-filled world that we live in today.
- CS Unplugged — A collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.
- Exploring Computer Science is a full year curriculum with programming, but units 1 and 2 (Human Computer Interaction and Problem Solving) have great unplugged lesson plans you can use.
- The Hour of Code website will allow you to filter activities from multiple organizations based upon how much internet or device access you have (no computer or no internet selections available). You can also filter by grade level to find items that will work for your age group.
- Makecode (microbit, arcade, circuit playground and more) synchronous and asynchronous resources for students https://makecode.com/online-learning#rsdj-arcade
- iRobot’s Offline Activities provide a variety of virtual and offline coding projects in addition to other STEM-based learning activities to help keep children occupied and their minds active during their time at home. Some may require additional materials, while others will encourage the use of items around the house.
- CSforAll blog- https://medium.com/csforall-stories/3-ways-to-integrate-computer-science-into-your-covid-19-planning-5720aecaa270