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Discovery Education Announces New Coding Curriculum

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Discovery Education today introduces Coding to U.S. educators. 

Coding is a complete digital service supporting coding education at the elementary and middle school levels.  Beginning today, all current users of Discovery Education Experience will receive free access to Coding through the remainder of the 2019-2020.

Coding teaches coding concepts like algorithms, sequences, and variables as well as decomposition, logical reasoning, and problem solving. Based in part on the Discovery Education Coding service used by teachers across the United Kingdom, the U.S. version of Coding features a wide array of block coding resources and features drag-and-drop ability to create and run a program.

Students using Coding also learn how web pages are designed, structured, and presented with HTML mark-up and CSS exercises. Coding helps students explore how real-life coding language works by building quizzes, drawing graphics, and running simulations in Python. 

Other features include:

  • Built-in code validation and a “console” area help students identify any mistakes
  • Extensive collection of teacher support resources, including videos and examples of what students need to achieve in each coding lesson
  • Over 100 lesson plans

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Discovery Education is offering schools and school systems not currently using the company’s digital services free access to Discovery Education Experience. For more information, visit Discovery Education’s Virtual Learning resource website

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com