Curriculum Connection

Get Ready for Computer Science Education Week on BrainPOP!

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Dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science, Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11) is an annual program conceived of by the Computing in the Core coalition,

BrainPOP encourages you to celebrate an “Hour of Code” by providing opportunities for all of your students to try computer science for at least one hour. To help you, we’ve put together a Computer Science and Coding themed collection chock full of movies, games, lesson plans, and more. Here’s a peek of the great resources you’ll find:

Movie Topics

Ada Lovelace
In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to Ada Lovelace, whom many historians credit as being the first computer programmer.

Alan Turing
Discover the life of this English mathematician who during World War II led a team in designing a computer that was able to decode thousands of German messages, saving countless Allied lives.

Learn computer-speak in this BrainPOP movie as Tim and Moby teach you all about the binary system.


Blockly Maze
Build a simple computer application by programming “tag” blocks to reach your target.

Use coding skills to program a monkey to grab bananas and ride a turtle without falling into the river!

Teacher Resources

Hour of Code Webinar
Make the most of the Hour of Code using tips and resources from this archived webinar.

Computer Programming Lesson Plans
Learn how to use games such as Code Monkey, Blockly Maze, and Turtle Academy to teach computer programming in your classroom.

How are you using BrainPOP’s coding resources in your classroom? Let us know in Comments.