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With no computer science or technical background required, these tools afford adults and children to learn various high demand programming languages, web design, and app development for Android and iOS systems. All are self-paced and formatted in a way to simplify the technical aspects of coding so that it can be easily grasped by the learner. Build the next hot in demand app!
freeCodeCamp is a San Francisco based non-profit organization that allows people to learn coding, earn certificates and coding experience through an effective interactive learning web platform. The self-paced curriculum involves 1,200 hours of interactive coding modules and web development projects along with an additional 800 hours of contributing to
open-source projects for nonprofits, serving as an "apprenticeship" while gaining real work coding experience.
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Founded in New York City, Codecademy is an online web platform that offers free and subscription interactive coding tutorials and activities in 11 programming languages:
The subscription based option gives individuals access to additional resources such as personalized learning plans, quizzes, industry level projects, and live online assistance.
W3Schools offers its’ resources at no cost but unlike freeCodeCamp who offers their certificates at no cost, W3Schools charges $95.00 per certificate upon skills verification.
An affiliated community partner, Girls Who Code is a non-profit with the mission of increasing female interest in computer science through Girls Who Code Clubs, which are FREE programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join and use computer science to promote learning and self esteem.
If you are ready to start your Club, create an account on Girls Who Code HQ (link is below) to fill out your Clubs application and indicate your affiliation with by entering our web portal, Peach State Innovation and Technology, to get access to our partnership benefits, like additional support and funding opportunities!
A project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a block-based, visual programming language for, but not exclusive to, children. Using Scratch, learners create their own interactive stories, games, animations and share and work with others, developing the critical skills needed in today’s world.
Made with Code’s modules use Blockly programming, a visual editor that writes programs by assembling individual blocks.
Code.org is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, Washington whose purpose is to facilitate coding skills learning and development at no cost, particularly in school children Pre K - 12. To garner further student attention towards computer science, Code.org hosts annually the Hour of Code campaign which has involved approximately 10% of all students worldwide.