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Introducing Coding With Scratch Jr.

Contributor: Pyxis Team

Kids don't have to be destined for a life of computer programing to enjoy coding. Every student should have a chance to explore coding for its many benefits, including problem solving, logic, and math applications. The other added benefit? Most kids love it!

If you are looking for a way to get your students coding without having to know any code yourself, Scratch Jr. is a great place to start. This program,  a collaboration between the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University, the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, and the Playful Invention Company, is targeted at students up to grade 4. This video will get you started by showing you how the programs works and some basics to get your students into the world of coding.

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