Consider the fun resources below to learn about computer science with your classroom, friends and family!
Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) — Contests, workshops, school visits, and online resources offered to students and teachers by the Waterloo Mathematics Faculty.
- Beaver Computing Challenge
- Canadian Computing Competition (CCC)
- CS Circles
- CS Girls Rock
- Online Curriculum Support for Computer Studies
- Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)
CODE.ORG - Skills and techniques that anyone can use to learn how to code.
- Hour of Code - "How to"
- Learn to code - from Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds
Follow tutorials for any browser, tablet, phone, even unplugged. Our own tutorial will feature Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. We’ll share a preview for feedback in early November.
- Win laptops or a video chat with Bill Gates for your class
50 schools who organize an Hour of Code for the entire school will win a class-set of laptops. 50 more will win video chats with Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, or other tech leaders. So far, we have 990 "entire school" submissions. In some states, your school will be the first to sign up, making your chances of winning exceptional. The deadline is November 15, so register now. More info
CSEDWEEK.ORG — Celebrates of the impact of computing and the need for computer science education
Computer Science: Coding Vocabulary Terms — Learning computer science vocabulary will help you understand others when you're talking about computers
LIGHT-BOT — Getting today's generation of kids hooked on computer science by playing games
SCRATCH — Enables students to create and share their own interactive stories, games, music and art
Upcoming events – see our events section for more details
Virtual Reseacher On Call (VROC) — Enhances student experiences in the classroom through the adoption of cutting-edge technology including video and podcasts
Videos are all loaded to YouTube or another external source site.
- Canadian Computational Conversation Starter - CS Education Day
- Hour of Code — "How to"
- "How Millions of Students are Learning Skills That Schools Don't Teach"
- TedEx talks
- Virtual Researcher on Call — Dr. Jeff Orchard
- Fun with Fractals and Frequencies
- Computer Vision for Human Computer Interaction