By Aisha Makama
Are you looking to learn how to code? Here are 5 top coding resources that will help you learn how to code like a pro. These resources are from the National STEM Honor Society Resources section of our website for members.
Scratch is a visual programming language and website aimed primarily at individuals as an educational tool for programming. Users on the site, called “Scratchers,” can create projects on the website using a block-like interface.
2. Penn Boot Camps
Penn Boot Camps prepares students with the in-demand skills necessary for the fields of coding, cybersecurity, data analysis and fintech. Their programs combine an interactive environment with dynamic curricula taught by experienced instructors. Through this program, you will be able to build a wide-ranging portfolio of projects in their coding or data programs, or learn a variety of skills applicable to certifications in the cybersecurity program.
3. Coding Boot Camps with Computerscience.org
Coding boot camps teach practical, career-related skills quickly. An online boot camp provides extra versatility for learners with limited local options. Distance learning also offers an ideal setting for tech education.
These easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects introduce young minds to standard coding and design concepts. It’s a great way to encourage creative thinking, self-expression and problem-solving. Students will learn how to integrate custom graphics into their coding projects. They can build a portfolio of games, designs, animations and a variety of digital media.
5. Microsoft MakeCode Arcade
Make Code is a platform provided by Microsoft that offers free coding lessons tailored to young people and their interests. You may discover guides to develop old arcade games as well as free coding seminars for high school students interested in creating their own Minecraft modifications.
6. Kode with Klossy
Kode with Klossy provides learning opportunities and experiences for young women and gender-diverse youth. The organization hosts free, two-week summer coding camps across the country for young women ages 13 to 18 to teach the fundamentals of programming and web development—applications are now open.
Do you want more resources on the topic of coding? NSTEM’s vast resources database provides thousands of STEM resources that are searchable by category, school level and state. This comprehensive library includes info on enrichment activities, curricula, internships, scholarships and more. Check out a free sampling here. Or get an NSTEM membership today to unlock the complete list.
When a college/university student achieves membership in the National STEM Honor Society, the recognition, like many colleges, is in a Greek letter format. For the National STEM Honor Society, Epsilon Theta Mu is the designated recognition for members at the college/university level. Students are distinguished and stand out as a result of this recognition, increasing appealing employment and educational opportunities. To start your NSTEM, go to New Chapter Registration – National STEM™ Honor Society.