Resources for Middle School Curriculum
Effective July 1, 2016, Connecticut middle schools will be required to include computer programming in their curriculum. Below are some nice resources for activities that can be used at the middle school level.
Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science. Widely known for the “Hour of Code”, Code.org provides curriculum and professional development, as well as, Hour of Code activities.
StarLogo TNG is a client-based modeling and simulation software. It facilitates the creation and understanding of simulations of complex systems. Its 3-D graphics, sound, blocks-based interface and keyboard input make StarLogo a great tool for programming educational video games.