• Elementary Coding Resources for Home

  • Elementary Coding Club Opportunity – Fall 2021

    Plano ISD and Finastra are partnering to offer free, virtual, after school coding clubs for elementary students in grades three to five starting Monday, October 25, 2021.  Detailed information, including a link to register, is found here

    Coding Apps and Games

    The free apps below have been tested and deemed grade-appropriate for students in the noted grade bands.  Experiences, such as these apps, can provide children with opportunities to practice problem-solving skills, computational and critical thinking skills, and proper use of technology.

  • Digital Screen Time Guidelines

    Digital Screen Time Guidelines

    20 x 20 x 20 rule icon Following the guidelines set by American Academy of Pediatrics, we recommend children maintain a healthy balance of physical activity, social contact, and sleep.  Parents should set rules about digital screen time and explore the digital world together with their child.  Source:  https://usat.ly/2GEOgxu

  • Grades K-2

    Grades K-2

    iOS Apps

    • Kids 'n' Code
    • Coding for Kids: I learn to Code
    • Scratch Jr.*
    • Tommy the Turtle*

    Android Apps

    • Programming for Kids
    • Coding for Kids: I learn to Code
    • Scratch Jr*
    • Tommy the Turtle*

    *Also available online through a website.

  • Grades 3 - 5

    Grades 3-5

    iOS Apps

    • Cargo Bot
    • Daisy the Dinosaur
    • Hopscotch
    • Learn to Code
    • Learn to code with El Chavo
    • Robot School
    • zRobots
    • Bit by Bit - Programming Game
    • Lightbot Hour*
    • Tynker*

    Android Apps

    • AppCody
    • Coddy Free
    • Coding Planets 2 (text-based coding)
    • Game Code Lab
    • Learn to code with El Chavo
    • Robot School Programming
    • Bit by Bit - Programming Game
    • Lightbot Hour*
    • Tynker

    *Also available online through a website.

  • Plano Public Library

    Plano Public Library

    Check out Plano Public Library's STEAM page to learn more about coding related resources that can be checked out from the library.

    Visit Plano Public Library's Engage with Us page to learn more about Coding and Robotics related learning opportunities at your local library.

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    Karen Buechman
    Career and Technical Education
     
    Dan Blier
    Computer Science