Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code
Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.
Ages 6+ | Modern browsers + tablets
No device or internet? Try ‘unplugged’ computer science
Got PCs with slow (or non-existent) internet access? Download the Blockly tutorials that were the precursor of the Code.org tutorials – a single 3MB ZIP file can be loaded onto any computer or used off a memory stick
All ages | Modern browsers only
My Robotic Friends
Using a pre-defined “Robot Vocabulary” students will figure out how to guide each other to accomplish specific tasks without discussing them first. This lesson teaches children the connection between symbols and actions, as well as the invaluable skill of debugging. “My Robotic Friends” works best as a group activity and includes a teacher workbook for classroom use.
All ages | Unplugged
Designed for use with plain paper, the fuzzFamily Frenzy is an introduction to programming logic for kids 5 and up. A teacher should explain the game, then students program a partner to complete a simple obstacle course.
Ages 8-13 | Unplugged
Rock, Paper, Scissors
This “unplugged” activity helps students learn how modeling and simulation works by having a group of students play different versions of the Rock / Paper / Scissors game, and see the results as different modeling experiments.
Ages 10-13 | Unplugged
Tutorials for Beginners
Write your first computer program
Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms. Available in 37 languages.
Ages 4-104 | Modern browsers, smartphones, tablets
Guide Lightbot to light up all the blue tiles! Lightbot is a puzzle game that uses programming game mechanics to let players gain a practical understanding of basic coding. Learn to sequence instructions, write procedures, and utilize loops to solve levels. Ideal for all ages.
All ages | ALL browsers and iOS, Android, or Game Console
Middle school + | Modern web browsers