Take a Code Break
Keep computer science fun by taking a Code Break! With a dozen episodes and activities to choose from, you can create a cypher with Ashton Kutcher, learn about variables with Yara Shahidi, and even explore how the Internet works with the actual inventor of the Internet, Vint Cerf.
Each episode is lead by Code.org Founder, Hadi Partovi, and includes inspiring guests, mini-lessons on computer science concepts, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all ages and abilities, even those without computers.
While our live episodes have ended for now, you can still watch past episodes and complete the activities. To keep the fun going, you can also try some of our recommended projects and activities for learning at home.
Fun and foundational
Computer science is super fun because it is creative and playful. Whether it’s solving a puzzle, coding art, or designing an app, students prefer learning by exploring rather than memorizing. Students even rank CS their favorite subject after art, music, and dance.
Computer science is foundational to all fields of study, but since many schools don’t offer it yet, this could be a unique chance to support your child in a fun new learning opportunity. Plus, recent studies show: children who study computer science perform better in other subjects, excel at problem-solving, and are 17% more likely to enroll in college.