Why should you learn computer science?


    Because it opens doors of opportunity in all fields of employment.

    Highest paying starting salaries 2015 

    All are STEM careers that use computational thinking skills

           STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


    Here are some resources to help you learn Computer Science (all free)


    The best place to start is at Code.org

    • Watch the 5 minutes video
    • Try to Hour of Code - I recommend the Angry Bird Tutorial, but try others
    • 20 hour Courses for CS fundamentals
    • Adding Computer Science to your school
    • promote about Computer Science - including your state


    Once you've spent some time with Code.org, Scratch should be next

    • Scratch - Create stories, games and animations that you can share online
    • ScratchED - online educational resources for Scratch
    • ScratchJR - Scratch for younger students (ages 5-7)




    Here are some additional sites that are great for beginners 

    • App Inventor - create mobile apps for Android using block based language
    • Gamemaker - create video games (download the free version)
    • Greenfoot - learn the basics of java in an object oriented format
    • Alice - story telling using 3D animation  (use Alice 2.x)


    Here are some links for those who want to learn some more advanced topics


    Additional Resources:


    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at detrickd@warrenhills.org

    Enjoy coding.

    Daryl Detrick