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Last month, Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda, led the webinar Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code, which introduced coding as an increasingly important digital literacy skill, showed why coding is important for all ages, and presented approaches and...

Learn about the Congressional App Challenge on District Dispatch! ...

CoderDojo shares resources on learning to code, from programming concepts to online tutorials and more! ...

  “American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc. are launching the “Libraries Ready to Code” project to investigate the current nature of coding activities in public and school libraries for youth and broaden the reach and scope of this work.  Read more about...

Teachers First offers a great list of coding resources, which you can filter by grade!     ...

Find out about Chester Springs Library’s Girls Who Code Club  in this Daily Local News article. ...

Hour of Code starts December 7 and goes through December 13! The Hour of Code site offers numerous resources for learning. Also check out this TeachersFirst post, which provides sites to help teachers and students learn about coding. ...

This article discuses products and online resources to teach coding to preschoolers. ...

by Beth Cackowski By now you’ve probably heard about the importance of children learning to write computer code before they’re out of elementary school. The fear is that many librarians don’t feel comfortable creating environments for this type of technology or information...

This FREE webinar will tell you about FREE resources for teaching K-12 computer programming via your library.  No coding experience is needed to participate! All you need is a willingness to have fun!  Click here to register for this Texas State Library webinar.     ...