Coding and computational thinking (the ability to think like a computer) are among the skills that will serve students well in the future. Coding goes beyond websites and software – it's an essential component in finding solutions to everyday problems. Computational thinking has many applications beyond the computer lab or math class –it teaches reasoning, creativity and expression, and is an innovative way to demonstrate content knowledge and see mathematical processes in action.
No-Fear Coding shows K-5 educators how to bring coding into their curriculum by embedding computational thinking skills into activities for every content area. At the same time, embedding these skills helps students prepare for coding in the middle grades as they build their knowledge.
To help teachers easily and effectively introduce coding, the book features:
- Classroom-tested lessons and activities designed for skills progression.
- Ready-to-implement coding exercises that can be incorporated across the curriculum.
- Alignment to ISTE and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards.
- Case studies and explorations of technology tools and resources to teach coding.