Libraries Ready to Code

Libraries Ready to Code

Libraries Ready to Code

Date posted: December 6, 2018

Want to learn more about resources and strategies for facilitating coding and computational thinking activities?

Libraries Ready to Code, an initiative of the American Library Association sponsored by Google, is a good place to look. The Ready to Code Collection was created with the collaboration of staff from 30 libraries that curated resources, developed content and piloted strategies from Fall 2017 to Summer 2018. The collection includes:

  • Books & magazines
  • Facilitator & mentor recruitment
  • Games & puzzles
  • Hardware
  • Learning standards
  • Lesson plans & activities
  • Professional development
  • Program evaluation & assessment
  • Ready to Code examples
  • Software & apps
  • Strategies
  • Tutorial
  • Website
  • Youth recruitment

You can browse the entire collection or connect to resources organized by 3 levels of experience: I’m Getting Started, I’ve Had Some Practice, and I’m Experienced.

While designed to support library staff teaching computational thinking and coding, this collection is a good resource for anyone teaching coding to children and youth. You might pick up some good ideas for teaching adults, too.

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