Center for Educational Opportunity Programs


Need new ideas for what to do with your kids during this time?

  1. A great resource is Forbes' 101+ activities to keep kids' busy.
  2. The #1 coding platform for kids, Tynker fuels creativity in thousands of schools and powers the imagination of 60 million kids worldwide. With 40+ award-winning block & text-based courses and over 3,700 learning modules, there's a learning path for every kid no matter their age or level.
  3. Code Combat believes that programming is magic. It's the ability to create things from pure imagination. They started CodeCombat to give learners the feeling of wizardly power at their fingertips by using typed code.
  4. AppInventor.org is a site for learning and teaching how to program mobile apps with MIT's App Inventor. These tutorials are refined versions of the tutorials that have been on the Google and MIT App Inventor sites from App Inventor's inception-- thousands of beginners have used them to learn programming and learn App Inventor.
  5. Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
  6. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. 
  7. 34 Weird (but Cool) College Majors examines different fields of study at various colleges and universities that are unique and different and gives you inspiration for the future.

If you choose one activity to complete at home with your student and share it via our Parent Zoom you will be entered to win incentives. Alternately, you can be entered by taking pictures of your students completing activities and emailing them to us at kugearup@ku.edu.
 


For each Family Resource activity you complete and email in you will be eligible to receive: