Thunkable is an introduction to app building that creates a segue from introduction to coding programs that teach block-based coding into a project-based program that creates a finished app.
Classes come to the library to learn about resources and services, and Applied Digital Skills is a great way to orient students to how to use the library and apply it to what they are learning in their classes.
A report from Google about unconscious biases of educators, administrators, and students that can contribute to the persistence of underrepresentation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in CS and STEM more generally.
This list of resources gives library staff a starting point for learning about how to advocate for and broaden participation in computational thinking activities.
An example of a promotional event flyer for the Ready Set Code program series at the Kenton County Public Library (KY).
An example of a letter used to invite community members to volunteer as real-world experts in the field of computer science.
This article serves as a guide to what Finland is doing to innovate their curriculum and prepare their students for a changing world.
This program is based on Google’s CS First Music & Sound club curriculum and has been customized by Homer (AK) Public Library for a week-long coding camp to introduced kids ages 8-11 to basic computer science concepts while they create digital music, sound and video. Library staff worked with a music educator to deliver the program content.
How can libraries increase access to coding education, especially for potential patrons who were previously underserved by library programs? Julianne Wise, Rochester International Academy (RIA) librarian, and Sarah Ryan, Montessori Academy librarian, teamed up to develop strategies that address this question.