According to Code.org, the majority of Americans want schools to teach computer science, but only 35 percent of high schools teach it. And even though 15 states have adopted a policy to give all high school students access to computer science courses, universities prepare way fewer computer science teachers than we need. It’s more abysmal in the younger grades, with only six states giving all K-12 students access.

For teachers who would like to bring computer science into their classrooms, there are several great resources to assist. Code.org’s free online courses teach programming languages or how to create games, apps,...

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  • About the Author:

    Ellen Ullman is editorial director, content services, for eSchool Media.