25 ways to get kids coding across the curriculum

Does coding belong in math class? How about science? Or even language arts? The answer is a big YES! How do we bring coding into these other content areas? The #Ditchbook community shared TONS of great ideas.

Computer science is much more than just programming. It includes the study of computers, how they work, and how we can use them to solve problems. However, when we talk about computer science one piece of it comes to mind.

Coding. We can use the excitement and engagement from events like the Hour of Code to begin to bring coding into other content areas and show kids how much we can do with computer science.

How can we begin to integrate coding into other content areas like math, science, and even language arts? 

In a recent #Ditchbook chat, moderated by Brain Aspinall and Karly Moura, educators shared their thoughts on computer science and how we can move past teaching it in isolation. They provided ideas and shared examples for bringing coding and computer science into ALL subject areas.

Scroll down to find 25 ways to get kids coding across the curriculum. Also be sure to check out this Wakelet collection to see the whole discussion including lots of examples on how educators are celebrating the Hour of Code.

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