Learning computer science when schools are closed

We are facing an incredibly challenging time with the global outbreak of COVID-19, grappling with growing concerns over health, our communities, and the economy. Safety measures have brought widespread school closures across the country.

We want to support teachers, students, and families in any way we can. Below is a set of resources to help your student learn computer science at home. Parents – if you’re considering creating a account for your student or helping them access an existing account, please read this primer.

We are also working on resources to help teachers mid-course to continue teaching computer science when their students are remote.

No computer at home? See smartphone options

Hour of Code: Try these engaging, introductory tutorials

Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages. There are hundreds of activities and tutorials in over 45 languages.

  • Dance Party – Code a dance party featuring music by Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, and more.
  • Minecraft – Use your creativity and problem solving skill to journey and explore new worlds.
  • AI for Oceans – Learn how AI and machine learning can be used to address world problems.
  • Flappy Code – Write your own flappy game code.
  • Coding in Astronomy – Learn about astronomy using Quorum, a programming language accessible to blind or visually impaired learners.
  • And many more tutorials!

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