CES will celebrate Computer Science Education Week: December 4th-10th. Here are some great resources to try at home!


Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

  • ScratchJr.  This free app allows young students (ages 5-8) to create their own interactive games and stories. This is a great introduction to coding and problem solving online.
  • Move the Turtle This app allows to students to control the movements of a turtle in a maze with visual code similar to Scratch.
  • Daisy the Dinosaur This free app is rated for ages 4+ and uses simple commands to help the dinosaur move in a prehistoric environment.
  • Code.org This website has a wealth of tutorials for all ages.  For the K-2 level,  Courses A-C or the K-5 Pre-reader Express Course are recommended.

3rd -4th Grade

  • Scratch  One of the best programs for beginner coders to use drag and drop commands for interactive animations and games. Download Scratch Cards to learn new coding techniques.
  • Code.org This website has a wealth of tutorials for all ages.  For the 3-4 level,  Courses D & E or the K-5 Express Course are recommended.
  • LightBot.com  This can be used on a web browser or as an app. This program allows to kids to move a robot around a title world. Students will learn procedures , loops and conditionals.
  • LegoMindStorm This free app was developed for ages 8+. Programmers can develop a lego robot that can put the misplaced battery packs at the NOGO factory back in their right place.

5th Grade & Up

  • Scratch  One of the best programs for beginner coders to use drag and drop commands for interactive animations and games.
  • Code.org This website has a wealth of tutorials for all ages.  For the 5-6 level,  the CS Discoveries Course, the K-5 Express Course or 6-12 Express Courses are recommended.
  • CodeAcademy  The lessons are very interactive and develop JavaScript skills for older students.
  • CodaKid teaches kids to write real code while creating custom games for Minecraft and other mobile game apps.
  • HacketyHack Helps to students learn the basics of the Ruby programming language.
  • Treehouse Older students and adults can use these tutorials to build webpages and apps. Test out the waters with a 7 day free trial.
  • Alice  This program allows students to gain familiarity with 3D animations and modeling. Free download!