With Creative Coding, students can apply their understanding of BrainPOP topics across the curriculum through an array of coding projects. Don’t know how to code? No problem! Creative Coding is for ALL students and ALL subjects–there’s endless potential!

To support your use of Creative Coding in the classroom, we’ve put together the following resources ranging from video tutorials and lesson plans to differentiation tips and assessment rubrics. We also provide Creative Coding standard alignments for CCSS, NGSS, and CSTA.  

 

Getting Started
Summary and objectives for each Creative Coding project....
Creative Coding is aligned with a variety of standards including CCSS, NGSS, and CSTA. ...
Discover the role computer science can play in the curriculum. ...
An annotated guide to Creative Coding with Scratch....
A step guide for Creative Coding's text-based projects....
Learn to code a BrainPOP-style meme animation...
Learn to code a BrainPOP-style newscast....
Learn to code a BrainPOP-style stop motion animation...
Learn to code a BrainPOP-style doodle augment reality...
Implementation
These  lesson plans for each of the Creative Coding projects are adaptable for any BrainPOP topic across the curriculum....
Use the printables below to plan your Creative Coding projects....
Key vocab and concepts related to Creative Coding projects...
Learn how Pair Programming helps students learn from each other and write code with fewer bugs. ...
Tips for implementing Pair Programming -- a collaborative learning strategy...
Strategies for using Creative Coding with all types of learners. ...
Coding command references for each Vid Code Creative Coding projects....
Pedagogy and Research
Explore the potential of Scratch to support project-based learning....
This TED talk addresses the benefits of teaching kids to code...
Children are learning more than coding skills when they create and share projects in Scratch....
Assessment
A printable rubric to assess coding projects....
A simple checklist to assess Creative Coding meme projects....