Grades 6 – 8

Teaching and Learning Resources for Families During COVID-19-Grades 6-8

Code Club-A global network of free coding clubs for 9-13 year olds.

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub

 

Digital Compass by Common Sense Education-Digital literacy games for middle school students in a “choose your own adventure” format.

https://www.digitalcompass.org/

 

Incredibox-Build your own beatboxing crew using drag and drop musical samples! The crew is animated. 

https://www.incredibox.com/

 

Microsoft Makecode Arcade-Learn the code that will allow you to design, remix, and play your own game. Tutorial available as well as a more advanced course. 

https://arcade.makecode.com/

 

PBS Above the Noise-Episodes in this series are short and take on a controversial issue or a current event. Facts and figures are provided.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4K10PNjqgGLKA3lo5V8KdQ

 

Mouse Open Projects-Create technology projects using 3D modeling, eight-bit pixel art, coding & more.

https://projects.mouse.org/

 

Scratch-Scratch is a programming language for beginning coders 8 years and older. Use the website or download the free software. 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

Read, Write, ThinkFeatures printable activities, book recommendations, and interactive tools like a digital comic book creator.

http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/

 

Sketchpad-Make digital art online.  Can be used on a computer or tablet.

https://sketchpad.app/

 

AdobeSpark-Create web pages, videos, posters, slideshows. The Starter Program is free.

https://spark.adobe.com/sp/onboarding

 

New York Times Learning Network-The New York Times Education Center featuring learning resources with NYT content.  Access to articles is free along with writing prompts, quizzes, etc.

https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning