Published On: Tue, Sep 15th, 2015



Guest Blogger Michelle Vance has the following tips for teaching coding:

Produce a presentation about coding for the first day using project
examples and videos. Two excellent sites to get you started are: scratch. and

Ease students into coding by starting with a beginner’s project.
Participate in the National Hour of Code event. Find all the information
and resources you’ll need at

Differentiated Lessons using Choice Boards, Tic-Tac-Toe Boards, and Menu
Boards to allow students to work at their own ability level and pace.

 Invite the community to a coding event at your school where parents and
others can learn how to code by working with a student. Students can
also help plan and publicize the event.

Create hallway displays and bulletin boards with completed coding

Have students write a coding newsletter featuring Web sites, games, and

 Try unplugged coding activities from the CODE Web site:
Create a Web page for your classes. Add links to coding sites, articles,
tutorials, and videos and include photo galleries to showcase student
coding projects.

Students use coding tickets to write coding tidbits to share with

Share and learn coding lessons with another school district.

 Invite students to teach staff members how to code and integrate
projects with classroom lessons.


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