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BrainPOP Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

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Looking for fun, easy, and meaningful ways to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (CSEd) and Hour of Code (December 9-15)? BrainPOP’s got you covered! From our extensive collection of computer science topics and text- and block-based coding projects to teacher support resources and more, you are sure to find activities that fit your students’ interests during CSEd Week and all year long! 


Computer Science Collection

Explore topics including biographies such as Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper, computer science history, coding concepts, and more! Keep your eye out for a different BrainPOP featured movie each day of CSEd Week.

Visit BrainPOP Jr.’s Technology unit for a collection of computer science topics for younger students.   


Creative Coding + Hour of Code

BrainPOP’s Creative Coding is an official Hour of Code activity on! During CSEd, we are offering FREE coding projects. Students can choose a block-based (Scratch) or text-based (Vidcode) project for sixteen different topics across the curriculum. To choose a project, visit Hour of Code and select BrainPOP from the “Created By” drop-down menu on the left. 

For specific project ideas, see BrainPOP + Hour of Code

If your school already subscribes to Creative Coding, log in to BrainPOP with your individual educator account and look for the Creative Coding icon on the right side of any topic page for the full coding experience.  


A CBE Brings Coding to Life in the Classroom 

In a recent “Tea with a CBE,” computer science instructor Rebecca Gratz, describes how she uses Creative Coding to tie in with her school’s elementary science curriculum. Watch now!


Creative Coding Teacher Support Resources

For help making the most of Creative Coding in your classroom, BrainPOP offers a range of support resources:

  • Creative Coding Teaching Resources – From Getting Started guides and video tutorials to lesson plans, standard alignments, and assessment rubrics—find everything you need to support using Creative Coding in your classroom
  • We Are Teachers – An article featuring eight great ideas from a fellow teacher on how to use Creative Coding projects with coders of all levels.
  • Why Code? – A teacher-facing BrainPOP topic shares how to get started with coding no matter what subjects or grades you teach, or your level of experience.