In the summer of 2014, I created the Kent Girl Coders Club at Stanton Middle school with my colleague Nikki Marchmon-Boykin to give the young ladies of our school district the opportunity to learn computer programming in a safe and supportive environment. Since then, the club has grown to include over a dozen young ladies who have hosted an Hour of Code event and have presented at the OETC and NeoTech conferences.
Below are some coding resources that we’ve found to be particularly useful!
- Scratch – learn to program with a visual, block based interface
- Hour of Code – a short introduction to coding using popular topics like Star Wars and Minecraft
- Code.org – coding resources for students and educators
- Google CS First – Scratch-based coding activities & curricula for all ages
- Khan Academy Computing – computer programming and computer science lessons
- AP Computer Science Principles – a new AP course designed to introduce more students to the concepts of coding
- University of Wisconsin-Madison CS 202: Introduction to Computation – basis for the AP Computer Science Principles course
- TinkerCAD – simple web-based 3D design and printing app; students love this!
- Java Tutorial for Complete Beginners
Articles about women in computing: