Site of the Week picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: Google CS First
Summary: Middle school CS platform offers stellar resources, organizing tools
Pros: Fantastic lesson plans, turnkey resources, and club-organization tools make it easy to build a great CS program with little work or prior experience.
Cons: Lessons still rely heavily on watching a video and replicating procedures rather than exploring, plus some tricky setup is required.
Bottom Line: If your middle school doesn't have a CS program, now you do! It's really that easy, and available content will only grow as time goes on.
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By Common Sense Education