20 Programming Websites for K-8

December 9-15, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it. It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. They’ll include a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone. No experience needed. Watch this “how to” video for more information.

In honor of the upcoming Hour of Code, here are a list of websites to practice everything from basics to advanced:

  1. Activate!—create gamescode
  2. Alice
  3. Blockly
  4. Code–learn to code, for students
  5. Code Monster
  6. Gamestar Mechanic–design video games
  7. Hakitzu
  8. Hopscotch–programming on the iPad
  9. I like programming video
  10. Khan Academy Computer Science
  11. Kodu—game programming
  12. Learn to code
  13. Lego Digital Designer
  14. Looking Glass—animated story
  15. Pony Mixer
  16. Python
  17. Scratch
  18. Snap!—runs in your browser
  19. Tynker
  20. Wolfram Alpha widgets

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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