By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
Did you know that Oracle Academy is a terrific source of computer science educational resources for students and educators? Oracle provides a variety of resources to students around the world (in 106 countries) that can be used in the classroom and in not-for-profit academic course and degree-related research.
An easy way to start is by checking out Oracle Academy Workshop in a Box, which is designed to facilitate the delivery of introductory computer science workshops by parents, volunteers, computer club sponsors and educators who may not specialize in teaching computer science.
It’s everything you need in one place:
You can begin with Getting Started with Java Using Alice, which is designed for students with little or no programming experience and teaches basic Java programming concepts through developing 3-D Animations in Alice 3.1 and Creating Java Programs with Greenfoot which engages students who understand basic programming concepts to create 2-D games using Java.
You can find thousands of other free STEM resources on Curriki. Start planning what you’ll do with the upcoming summer months by browsing the Curriki site today. Here are a few resources to give you an idea of what’s available:
- Beebot Online (learn programming for young children)
- STEM Education: Teaching K-12 Kids Web Design
- LEGOengineering by Tufts CEEO