Transylvania County Schools

Coding Courses
The following links provides access to all the free courses available online: 
Why Code?

computer science  


Also watch the following videos:

Should students learn to code?

Getting Students Started with Coding

Most sites have year round access! Enjoy coding!
December 5 - 11, 2016 (Computer Science Education Week) 
Need help on how to teach one Hour of Code?

While each course is set up to run as one lesson per week for a semester (half-year), they can alternatively be run as contiguous lessons for about a month or one lesson every two weeks for a year. Lessons are meant to be completed in order and can range from as little as 20 minutes to more than 45 minutes if extension activities are included.

 How to implement:

 Unplugged lessons include:

   1. A Getting Started section
   2. Activity
   3. Wrap-up
*An activity lasts for about 35-45 minutes, or just choose to do the main activity, which usually lasts for 20-25 minutes.

Method of Instruction
CONCEPTUAL CHUNKS: The unplugged lessons and online puzzle tutorials are chunked together by shared concepts, where the unplugged lesson serves as a fun and gentle introduction to a computing concept that is further explored through coding exercises. This allows courses to be separated into chunks of lessons that can be taught within a time period, like a week, as a sub-unit.

Teacher Home Page: Create a Section - Teachers will need to create a class (section) and then they can add students. Log in cards can be printed to help students remember their password or image (for younger students).

General student log in if not in a class: but after you create a section (class), the teacher will be provided with a url link that students can use to go directly to their section.

Student Privacy Info Sheet:

For more information contact your Instructional Technology Facilitator at your school.