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Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education. Not all states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation. There are over 500,000 open computing jobs nationwide. Last year, fewer than 45,000 computer science students graduated into the workforce.
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Hour of Code: Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science

Code Academy Learn to code, interactively for free. How can coding help you? Hear how Tommy went from knowing nothing about code to building one of Time’s ‘50 Best Websites’ after learning with Code Academy.
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Itch  In addition to providing the same free activities found on, such as interactive stories, games, and animations, Itch integrates the lessons inside the Scratch user interface. Teachers also have the option of creating their own coding courses.

VidCode is a free tool designed to excite students, especially young women, about coding. Users upload their own videos, and use pre-made effects to alter the video while learning about the code that makes the changes happen.

Hour of Code with Tynker

Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and build games, apps and more. Tynker offers self paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools.

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Other Examples of Writing Code Objective: Students will write specific and sequential steps on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Chapter One: peanut butter and jelly sandwich "algorithm" (6:22)


Computer Programmers Jobs: Occupational Outlook Handbook/Bureau of Labor Statistics