Here are a few great apps and websites that we have used in Barnesville, and some others that we will be exploring in the near future!
1. Code.org - we have used this website with just about every grade level as there are SO many things for them to do at various levels. Two years ago Casey and myself helped individual grade levels work on this, and last yea they did it on their own. A GREAT simple one to start with.
2. Hour of Code - The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
3. Tynker - Tynker's online courses provide exercises, tutorials, creativity tools, puzzles and tons of other programming features. You can do some for free, but kids can unlock and play more for a cheap rate - and for schools even cheaper - something like $1 a kid - crazy cheap:)!
I am BARELY touching the surface on this topic as there are SO MANY other apps and websites that deal with coding. I think it's worth looking into though as it's definitely something these kiddos are going to need to know, and something that will be needed in the future!
Happy Weekend all