Looking for ways your student can begin or hone his/her coding skills while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Following are some free resources we thought you may want to know about.

From weekly live and interactive Code Break classrooms with celebrities to engaging, introductory Hour of Code tutorials to building apps with App Lab, the fine folks at Code.org have put together a list of resources for students to begin or hone their coding skills. Read more >>

Raspberry Pi Foundation
Join the Raspberry Pi Foundation for a new series to jumpstart kids’ digital making skills through coding in Scratch and Python at home! Each week will include a new theme and videos for kids to code along to. This week’s theme is games and there are multiple options as all skill levels can participate. There is also an opportunity for students to showcase their creations! Read more >>

Microsoft MakeCode
The Microsoft MakeCode team will be recording live video streams daily to walk students through different MakeCode tutorials and projects. Or instead of live video streams, there are many different free self-paced tutorials and projects students can complete on their own. Read more >>

#ScratchAtHome provides children, families and educators with ideas for engaging in creative learning activities using the free Scratch coding environment. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, all essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Read more >>

Google CS First
A Google initiative focused on computer science education, Google CS First (Computer Science First) is designed by teachers, powered by Scratch and aligned to education standards. CS First uses hands-on activities with instructional videos to teach students coding across multiple interests or themes. Read more >>

Amazon Future Engineer
Delivering computer science opportunities from childhood to career, Amazon Future Engineer is offering free online virtual robotics and coding courses for any student or teacher affected by school closures due to COVID-19 in the US. Read more >>