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On this page are all the tools needed, with no computer science or technical background required, for adults and children to learn various high demand programming languages 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.
Founded in New York City, Codecademy is an online web platform that offers free coding interactive tutorials and activities in 11 programming languages:
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. The certificate curriculum is divided into front-end development, data visualization, back-end development, and full-stack development. The languages taught are HTML5,
Maintained by the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, MIT App Inventor is a free block based, visual programming environment that allows everyone, including children, to build fully functional apps for Android smartphones and tablets.
Project 229 2030 is an affiliated partner of Girls Who Code, a non-profit whose mission is to increase 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. https://girlswhocode.com/
Whenever 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, students create their own interactive stories, games, animations and share and work with other students, developing the critical skills needed in today’s world.
Inspired by Scratch, ScratchJr is the introductory programming language that engages young children (ages 5-7) to develop and learn programming skills.
Made with Code is an initiative began by Google in 2014 with the mission of directing middle and high school girls into computer science by learning and developing coding skills. Made with Code’s modules use Blockly programming, which is 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.
Except as noted, the resources used by Project 229 2030 are all licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.