My favorite MOOC so far – Scratch Programming from edX

I feel like a real CS First “Guru” more than ever now!

Our after-school Computer Club is exploring Scratch and Google CS First this year, so I was quick to sign up for the edX Scratch Programming course. I really enjoyed the workout this course gave my brain, but what impressed me the most were the parallels between this college coding course and the CS First activities for middle school students.   Coding is truly for ALL ages to enjoy!


The Scratch programming course will be repeated, so watch edX for an announcement if you want to join in the fun.


Discover Google CS First and Scratch – fun for all ages!

I am a Senior Corps RSVP volunteer keeping my brain sharp by serving as a Guru for the Jackson-Via Computer Club – Charlottesville’s first Google CS First after-school club.  Scratch is really a fun new language to learn — and the kids are always happy to help me.  Thanks, Google and Scratch!

Learn more from this EdSurge article:

Back in July, one of EdSurge’s coding-themed articles went viral. It told the story of the genesis of Google’s CS First initiative–a program designed by a team of educators and computer scientists to get students interested in coding through afterschool and summer programs, but at a very low cost. …

via How Google is Leading the Charge on Teaching Kids to Code | EdSurge News.