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Coding for Kids, Creativity and Critical Thinking

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As one considers the growing importance of coding in our digitally connected global society, there is a growing number of resources and learning opportunities to help support learning at all levels.  What was once a separate or specialized area of study is increasingly blended across the curriculum.  From art and robots, to engineering electronic circuits, building games, websites and apps, opportunities for you to increase critical thinking skills in engaging and even entertaining ways abound.  Check out the resources below and join the transformation to see what you can accomplish.

Encouraging Kids to Code

TransformEd at Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3
Technology In the Arts
Remake Learning as part of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network
Computer Science Students Network a joint project of CMU and DARPA
CMU Create Lab Many projects including Arts & Bots with Hummingbird kits.
ISTE Computational Thinking resources and National Education Technology Standards for Computer Science Educators
Computer Science Teachers Association - Computational Thinking Task Force and Resources

In addition to all of the exceptional college, university and career programs available, here are some additional ways for you to learn to code or update your existing skill set in a variety of areas:
iTunes University - Search programming, computer science, app development and more
EdX Online Learning
MIT Open Courseware
Even the Khan Academy covers basics of programming and animation

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