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Colorado Academic Standards: Computer Science Resource Bank

Overview: CDE's Computer Science Resource Bank contains a variety of materials for computer science educators, including standards, curricula, and materials for professional educator development as directed by H.B. 17-1884, Modern Technology Education in Public Schools.

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AACE International Competitive Scholarships

This scholarship is available to full-time students pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology and other degrees... Read more


AAUW Cybersecurity

The world’s leading cyber security company, Symantec, partnered with AAUW to develop the STEMpack: Cyber Security curriculum. A total of four... Read more

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Resources and instructional ideas for K-12 Computer Science.

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Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Memorial Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers offers this scholarship to women who are attending their freshman year of college. Applicants must be working... Read more

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AFB Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

The Paul and Ellen Ruckes scholarship is available to students who visually impaired or legally blind. Students must be attending an... Read more

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AFCEA Cyber Security

Undergraduate and graduate students who majoring in cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, digital forensics or electronic engineering... Read more

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African-American Women in Technology

AAWIT support and provide opportunities for African-American Women in the field of Technology. Mentor/mentee and resume bank. Promotional... Read more

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AISES Intel Scholarship

Members of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society who are also Alaska or Hawaiian natives or members of an American Indian tribe... Read more

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Using an innovative programming environment to support the creation of 3D animations, the Alice Project provides tools and materials for... Read more


American Society for Cybernetics

The American Society for Cybernetics was founded in 1964 in Washington, DC to encourage new developments in cybernetics as an inter-/trans-/meta... Read more

Appreneur Scholar Competition

The global Appreneur Scholar competition for mobile app development is now accepting entries for its scholarship award. The competition,... Read more

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Arkansas Department of Education Computer Science

Arkansas Department of Education is a leader in statewide computer science education implementation.


Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH)

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is a major professional society for the digital humanities. We support and disseminate... Read more

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's... Read more

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Association for History and Computing (AHC)

The Association for History and Computing is an international organisation which aims to promote and develop interest in the use of computers in... Read more


Association for Information Science & Technology

ASIS&T is the only professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. For nearly 80 years,... Read more

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AWS Educate

Professors, teaching assistants, and educators receive access to AWS technology, open source content for their courses, training resources, and... Read more

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Beauty and Joy of Computing

Beauty and Joy Computing provide classroom activities that teach programming and non-programming concepts. (E.g., computing-in-the-news... Read more

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Betty Stevens Frecknall Scholarship

AITP student members who are full-time students pursuing a degree in computer science, information technology, computer information systems or... Read more


Black Boys Code

"Black Boys Code is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to introducing young boys of colour in their critical development years (ages 8... Read more


Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of... Read more


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship (BAM)

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black... Read more



BlocksCAD is an easy to use, yet robust, blocks-based, programmatic, computer automated design tool specifically designed for education.... Read more

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A free Java Development Environment designed for beginners, used by millions worldwide. Free etextbook and instructor resources.

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"Bootstrap crafts research-based curricular modules for grades 6-12. Our materials reinforce core concepts from mainstream subjects like... Read more

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Our Creative Coding feature, in partnership with Vidcode, takes a project-based approach to the teaching of coding. It gives students a way to... Read more


Code Combat

We started CodeCombat to give learners the feeling of wizardly power at their fingertips by using typed code. As it turns out, that enables them... Read more® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented... Read more

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Code/Interactive (C/I), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that cultivates the potential of America’s youth by ensuring that all students have access to a... Read more



Codea for iPad lets you create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations... Read more



"About Codecademy: Built for adults, self-paced copycode modules. Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might... Read more



Some free resources and two-tiered pay structure. Teacher support with online tutors. Curriculum progression 6-12. "CodeHS is a... Read more

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"‘Codemancer’ is an educational game designed for 6 to 12-year-olds (but fun for grownups, too) that teaches the magic behind programming.... Read more

Coder Dojo

Learning resources, lessons, online modules for Java, php, html, Python, Scratch, Swift, AppInventor, Microbit, Arduino, RaspberryPi, and... Read more


Coder for Raspberry Pi

Coder is an experiment for Raspberry Pi, built by a small team of Googlers in New York. It’s a free piece of software that turns a Raspberry Pi... Read more


CodeSnaps is a collaborative robotics coding environment with a mission to provide computer science education for all. CodeSnaps is... Read more

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Codesters is on a mission to create a world where every kids learns to code in school. We believe this is best accomplished by providing... Read more

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College Board AP Central CS

The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. The course introduces students to... Read more


Colorado School of Mines

Summer camps for elementary through high school students. The K-12 Student Outreach Program offers various science, mathematics, and technology-... Read more

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Colorado State University

Mission: Facilitate collaboration and coordination among Colorado State University’s science, engineering, mathematics departments, and the... Read more

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Common Sense Education

Common Sense Education provides educators and students the digital learning tools they need to harness the power of technology for learning and... Read more


Computer Science Is Fun

Online resource for CS browser games. Some resources require payment.


Computer Science Online

Website lists MOOCS affiliated with major universities that can be taken for credit with payment. is an in-depth... Read more

Computer Science Online Scholarship Resource List

Computer Science Online provides a comprehensive list of computer science related scholarships. They break it down into specific categories (i.e... Read more


Connecting Girls to Computer Science

Information on camps, funding, clubs, and other resources for girls middle school to college.



HTML game-based learning software. $1.99 per student take home licenses.


Couragion’s CS challenges help students build essential skills like critical thinking, problem solving, planning & prioritizing. The... Read more

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CS Education Week

"Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science... Read more


CS for All Teachers

Previously known as the CS10K Community, CS for All Teachers provides a virtual home for teachers to connect with one another and with the... Read more


CS Principles

Course overview and sample test questions. Computer Science Principles (CSP) is a new Advanced Placement course designed to give students... Read more


CS4All Chicago Public Schools

he original CS4All, launched in December of 2014, our initiative has passed the first pure computer science graduation requirement and are... Read more

CSTA Standards

Provides resources with how to link CSTA standards to state and national standards (such as CCSS)



Today more than ever, you have so many pressures and no time to waste. Let our media rich project-based learning STEM / STEAM / CTE courses help... Read more

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Denver Public Library Idea Lab

The SM Energy ideaLAB is a makerspace and digital media lab at the Central Library. With our equipment and software, you can make videos, games... Read more


Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures

"Dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypal problems, and related definitions. Algorithms include common... Read more


Discover Data Science

"Discover Data Science is all about making connections between prospective students and educational opportunities in an exciting new field... Read more


DOD STEM Scholarship

Sponsored by the Department of Defense to support students in both undergraduate and graduate computer, science, math, technology and... Read more


Dot Diva

We're idealistic . . . Dot Divas dream of a better world. We imagine: devices to track endangered dolphins GPS systems for people who... Read more


Dr. Java

DrJava is a lightweight development environment for writing Java programs. It is designed primarily for students, providing an intuitive... Read more



EarSketch is a free, web-based STEAM learning environment that engages students by teaching introductory computer science in the context of... Read more


Economic Literacy Colorado Professional Development

Various professional development sessions for educators to learn about personal finance and economics topics.

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Our curriculum designers are working to develop a continuum of CS learning and support, from very young children on up through high school.



Edhesive makes online learning accessible, personal and meaningful. We combine online instruction from nationally recognized experts with the... Read more

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Electronic Document Systems Foundation Scholarship

Students interested in document preparation, production and distribution may be eligible for the Electronic Document Systems Foundation... Read more


Encouraging Women in STEM

Learn more about women in STEM, including what types of resources are available to help budding female STEM professionals break barriers.


Everyone Can Code

We created a comprehensive Everyone Can Code curriculum to help you teach coding to students from kindergarten to college. With teacher guides... Read more

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ExCEL Computing Scholarships

(Only Available for students applying to Loyola University, Chicago). Academically talented students who demonstrate a financial need are... Read more


Finch Robot

The Finch is a new robot for computer science education. Its design is the result of a four year study at Carnegie Mellon's CREATE lab. The... Read more

Florida Computer Science Standards

CPALMS, official repository of Florida Standards and resources.


Game Code School

This web site is for beginners who want to learn how to make games. Building up what will hopefully become a comprehensive catalogue of pure... Read more


Gamestar Mechanic

Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging... Read more

Girl Scouts Made with Code

"Made with Code was designed to: - Inspire millions of girls to experience the power of coding - Demonstrate how coding can help girls... Read more


Girls Who Code

"Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology." Sample projects, coding clubs across the... Read more



Glitch is an online code editor that makes it easy to create and publish your own web pages while learning HTML, CSS & JavaScript. "... Read more


Google CS First

CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science enrichment materials that engage a diverse student population in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14).... Read more


Google For Education

Whether for Pre-K or PhD, Google for Education can support teachers, learners, researchers, and organizations. Learn more about the... Read more


Google Made with Code

Made with Code is an initiative launched by Google aimed to empower young women in middle and high schools with computer programming skills.... Read more


Google Sketch-Up

3 D Modeling, visual modeling with coding implications



Greenfoot is an interactive object-oriented Java development environment designed primarily for educational purposes at the high school and... Read more


Happy Teacher

Jennifer Cooper is a 9-12th grade technology teacher in Colorado and teachers Mobile CS App Design to teachers nationally. She has her National... Read more

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HENAAC Scholars Program

This scholarship is sponsored by the Hispanics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program. Applicants must contribute to... Read more


Hummingbird Robot

Robotics and coding kits for 8-12 students under $300. Great flexibility. Produced by Carnegie-Mellon. Hummingbirds are used in 3rd grade to... Read more

ID Tech Summer Camps

IDTech Summer Camps; Various STEM events

IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology. Serving more than 60... Read more

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IEEE Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed a project that shows outstanding understanding of computer science, engineering or... Read more


Ignite My Future in School

Free, online platform filled with real-world and relevant teacher lesson plans and other resources to integrate computational thinking across... Read more

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Intellitek STEM

The Intelitek STEM and CTE Foundation (ISCEF) develops and distributes state-of-the-art technology education programs in coding, robotics,... Read more


International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association is the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and... Read more

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Invent with Python

"Learning to program makes you a smarter and more capable human being. Computers are not only the most common tool we encounter in our day-... Read more



Student, teacher, administrator, coaches and standards for computer science educators provided.

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JCreator is the development tool for every programmer that likes to do what he does best: programming. It is faster, more efficient and more... Read more



Music Programming for Java™ and JVM Languages With JFugue, writing programs that create music is fun and easy!

Khan Academy

Provides free online curriculum and exercises for both teachers an students.


Kinesthetic Learning Activities for CS

A kinesthetic learning activity (KLA) is a physically engaging classroom exercise. This might, for example, teach recursion by simulating the... Read more


Lead CS

Scholarly information regarding starting computer science programs. Provides overview and analysis of: CSTA Standards, ISTE Standards, Common... Read more


Learn Python

Welcome to the interactive Python tutorial. Whether you are an experienced programmer or not, this website is intended for... Read more


Learning Blade

This is a high quality supplemental curriculum that is focused on offering your students real world learning experiences in STEM education. It... Read more

Lego Mindstorms

Teaches robotics and other programing concepts.


Teaches students, ages 4 and up, programming and coding logic.

Lily Pad

LilyPad is a set of sewable electronic pieces designed to help you build soft interactive textiles.

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Lissa Explains

HTML for kids


Lucy Kasparian Aharonian Scholarship

This scholarship is available to female scholars of Armenian descent. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited college or... Read more



MAKERBOT IN THE CLASSROOM The easiest setup experience with no tinkering required. Get started right away with hundreds of 3D printing lesson... Read more

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Massachusetts STEM Standards

K-12 Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards



The micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer given to students across the UK - and now being used around the world. We are enabling... Read more

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Microsoft Tuition Scholarship

This scholarship requires that applicants be enrolled full-time at a four year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico.... Read more



Minefaire is a massive Minecraft experience merging the fan experience with learning opportunities. Workshops and attractions include coding in... Read more

MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor is an innovative beginner's introduction to programming and app creation for all Microsoft based platforms that transforms... Read more

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Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP is an openly licensed, NSF-funded AP CSP curricula which supports evidenced-based teacher professional development. It was designed... Read more

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NAF’s Academies of Information Technology prepare students for careers in programming, database administration, web design and management,... Read more

National Math and Science Initiative

NMSI provides content-based, teacher-to-teacher coaching, classroom-ready lessons, web-based resources; (HS): Year-long AP CS

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National Science Teacher Association

Colorado Association of Science Teachers: It's CAST's goal to support, stimulate, and improve science education for students of all... Read more

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Learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math With the most advanced online education platform for current and future STEM professionals... Read more


Three features distinguish EngageCSEdu: 1) A living collection of materials from the CS community; 2)It is designed to engage a diverse... Read more



Nepris connects teachers and students with the right industry experts, virtually without having to spend much planning time or leaving the... Read more

New York Hall of Science

At NYSCI, we believe that computer science is best learned contextual to solving problems important to students and society. Building on decades... Read more



"Through a collaborative, state-led process, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice and... Read more


no starch press

"The finest in geek entertainment." E-books for K-12: Arduino, Art & Design, General Computing, Hacking & Computer Secruity,... Read more

NSA Educational Resources

NSA Partners with Schools What does NSA do with schools? To meet future national security challenges, NSA partners with schools to develop... Read more


Open Culture Computer Science Courses

A resource for free computer science courses online from leading universities.

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Oracle Academy

Oracle Academy advances computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology... Read more

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Pencil Code Gym

A coding laboratory using drawing, music, and creative fiction to help students progress from block coding to text. Supports Java, HTML, CSS,... Read more

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Processing Foundation

The Processing Foundation was founded in 2012 after more than a decade of work with the original Processing software. The Foundation’s mission... Read more

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Project GUTS

Project GUTS-- Growing Up Thinking Scientifically -- is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students... Read more

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Project Lead The Way

"Our K-12 Pathways: Cohesive, Hands-On Learning Experiences We believe all students – beginning at a young age – need access to real-world... Read more

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QPi Education

Engineering Workshops Designed by Engineers for Educators. Through our in-person workshops, educators are trained to effectively leverage... Read more

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Rasberry Pi

Rasberry Pi, a small and affordable computer you can use for programming.

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Your students can use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. In the process, they learn to think creatively,... Read more

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Scratch Maths

Here’s the big idea. Maths is difficult in part because of the language in which it is expressed. Can we find a different language – and set of... Read more


Silicon STEM Academy

"Silicon STEM Academy is a much needed new concept in after-school tech courses and summer tech camps to better meet the needs of kids,... Read more


Society of Women Scholars

Scholarship resource. List of available scholarships to women in a variety of degree programs (including CS and STEM areas).



Teaches programming block to Java script and robotics concepts.

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Game Studio in a Box Stencyl isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your... Read more


Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is offered by the National Security Agency. High school seniors planning to pursue a degree in computer science,... Read more


Teaching London Computing Activities Resource

Teaching London Computing in conjunction with cs4fn have produced a series of fun, mainly unplugged, activities for use in the classroom.... Read more

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"Learning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches... Read more

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TECHNOLOchicas is a collaborative project of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise... Read more


Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching

Primarily math and science teaching resources but some CS.

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The Ada Project

The Ada Project (TAP) is a clearinghouse for information and resources related to women in computing. TAP serves primarily as a collection of... Read more

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The Connectory

Thhe most comprehensive collection of STEM opportunities and programs. The Connectory is the go-to place for families to discover local STEM... Read more


The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS)

National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides scholarships to students who attend a full-time,... Read more


The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

The Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is offered by Google. This scholarship awards $10,000 to female undergraduate and graduate students who... Read more


The Virtual High School

The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) is a non-profit organization serving more than 600 schools and thousands of students, worldwide. The mission... Read more

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Thingiverse Education provides over a hundred free lessons that make teaching with a 3D printer easier and more effective for a variety of grade... Read more



Trinket makes an all-in-one coding environment designed for education. Our mission is to bring code to every classroom by letting teachers and... Read more


TIO is a family of online interpreters for an evergrowing list of practical and recreational programming languages (385!). To use TIO, simply... Read more


UC Davis C-STEM Center

The C-STEM Math-ICT Curriculum and C-STEM ICT Pathway provide K-12 students with up to 13 years of hands-on integrated math and computer... Read more



Our mission is to democratize education through the offering of world-class higher education opportunities that are accessible, flexible, and... Read more

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Unity 2017 introduces new features that help teams of artists and developers build experiences together. Powerful new tools, such as Timeline... Read more


University of Denver

"Summer Camp: In this program, 9th to 11th grade students will be on the beautiful University of Denver campus with adult supervision,... Read more

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Upsilon Pi Epsilon Student Award for Academic Excellence

The Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) offers this scholarship to both undergraduate and graduate IEEE Computer Society members.... Read more


UTeach CS Principles

Since 1997, UTeach at The University of Texas at Austin has prepared large numbers of STEM majors to enter (and stay) in secondary classrooms,... Read more

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Vidcode is an award-winning software that teaches middle and high school students computer programming through their favorite hobby: video-... Read more

W3 Schools

The World Wide Web Consortium shares extensive studying tools and tutorials for web development. HTML, CSS, Java, Bootstrap, XML, examples,... Read more

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Zulama has developed a highly engaging way for middle and high schools to teach Computer Science and Programming though Game Design Projects.... Read more

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