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Youth Digital

Online courses in coding, game design, and animation for ages 8 to 14. Courses are self-paced, with video lessons and project-based learning. The price is a bit high, but you can get discounts through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Mrs. O's House

This site has a large collection of resources for about upper elementary to jr. high levels. There are internet hunts, project-based resources, puzzles, worksheets, and more. Subject matter is mostly history and science topics.

Code Spark

This is an app for young children to begin learning coding. An interesting quote from the site: "We believe all kids are natural builders and programming is one of the most rewarding and powerful ways to build." The cost for the app is a bit high, but there are some free teacher resources that look very useful.

Growin'GEERS

Hands-on, discovery-based STEM learning materials for elementary-aged learners. An affordable online subscription gives you access to videos, worksheets and facilitator resources. The students learn through solving problems using household items.

CSJumpstartr

Project based computer science learning using the Scratch program from MIT. Students use templates to create slideshows, quizzes and games in Scratch. The templates include step-by-step help, printable worksheets, and explanations of the code. The projects are content-based, so they provide a way for kids to show what they're learning in other subjects. Reasonably priced, and a great tool for homeschoolers!

Alice

A free software for learning object-oriented programming. There are links on the website to several other sites with teaching materials.

Tynker

An online program where kids can learn computer coding, game and Minecraft mod design, and robotics and drone programming. Includes quite a bit of material at a reasonable price.

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