Coding at Home
This simple programmable robot for young children is an excellent tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving and more. The physical robot is programmed to move forward and back and turn left and right by pressing the corresponding arrow keys on its back. Using this Bee-Bot emulator, students can try programming the robot virtually.
Elementary Cycle 2-3
Scratch Jr. is a visual coding language developed for elementary-aged students. It is also an excellent introduction to coding for those with no prior experience. It features an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use block coding format. It’s available for free as an iOS or Android app as well as a down
Scratch is a programming language where students can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. It is also a block coding program, like Scratch Jr. but with many more features. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
The program works online with most platforms including Windows, Mac, and iOS and Android tablets. An off-line version is also available for download.
A variety of resources including download links, instructional videos and coding challenges are posted on our web site here.