OSPI Suggested Computer Science Resources

OSPI Suggested Computer Science Resources

Suggested Computer Science Supplemental Resources

 

Background

In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.

Computer Science resources have been selected by OSPI content experts with input from collaborators in their state and national professional networks. They were carefully chosen for their alignment to Washington State Learning Standards and/or direct experience with effective implementation with students. Particular attention has been given to identifying best practices and guidance in supporting ALL students and providing suggestions for educator professional learning during this challenging time

Code.org

  • Online courses, tutorials, videos, and live weekly webcast
  • Grades:      Pre K -12
  • Audience: Educators, Family, and Students
  • License:     CC BY NC SA (other than proprietary videos and artwork)

 

CodeHS

  • Guidance, professional development, and curriculum
  • Grades:     6 -12
  • Audience: Educators
  • License:     All rights reserved. Free to use online.

 

CS for All Washington

  • Guidance, professional development
  • Grades:     6 -12
  • Audience: Educators
  • License:     All rights reserved. Free to use online.

 

CS Unplugged

  • Unit/lesson plans, teaching videos, curriculum integration, plus activities and games without a computer
  • Grades:     Pre K -12
  • Audience: Educators, Family, and Students
  • License:     CC BY SA

 

Khan Academy

  • Professional development, videos, lessons. Free registration required to save progress and personalize content.
  • Grades:     Pre K -12
  • Audience: Educators, Family, and Students
  • License:     Miscellaneous licenses – many CC BY NC SA
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