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Coding: Getting Started

This  project is supported through generous funding from both the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada, and the Canadian government.

Highlighting: Micro:bits

There are many coding devices and tools available. For general classroom use, beyond specialty ADST courses, the micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer which is easy to use with students in elementary and secondary school.

Get started by visiting this site and accessing lesson and project ideas. Join the Yammer group to share your lesson ideas for micro:bits or other coding tools.

Yammer Network

Join BC educators in sharing resources, tips, and strategies for bringing coding to the classroom. Open to members only. Use your ERAC account credentials (district/school email address) to request an invitation. If you do not have an account, create one now.

Supports

Request a district or regional workshop presentation from the Professional Learning team. 

Search the K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection (keyword: coding) for reviews of evaluated resources: texts, websites and digital tools.

View the Webinar schedule for 2019-2020.

Other Resource Links

These sites have resources specific to teaching coding and support the development of design skills and computational thinking. Each of the organizations have been involved in supporting the CanCode initiative.

Code BC  Search for Coding resources connected BC Curriculum.

Science World STEAM Pro-D for K-12 Educators. Apply for summer educator workshops, evening sessions, or request a workshop.

Kids Code Jeunesse  Download easy-to-follow projects for classroom use.

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