Codeweek Learning Bits

Coding for Inclusion

by the Code Week team

Bringing coding into your classroom can be a challenge, especially if you have students with certain disabilities in your class. But it’s important to remember that anyone, no matter their abilities, can learn how to code. Children with special needs can greatly benefit from learning aspects of coding because it teaches students important life skills such as solving problems, organization, and independence. Coding can also improve interpersonal skills and social skills through collaboration and teamwork, skills which many children with disabilities struggle with. Most importantly, students have fun while learning alongside their peers.

In this video, the Code Week team will show you some practical, easy, and fun coding activities especially adapted for students with visual impairments, Down syndrome, and students on the Autism Spectrum, that teachers can easily bring to their classroom.

Download the video script

Ready to share what you learnt with your students?

Choose one of the lesson plans below and organize an activity with your students.

Do not forget to add your activity to the Code Week Map!

You can easily organize a lesson in your classroom, an open day, or an event at your school. Just find a date and register your activity in the Code Week map. Each activity organizer will get a certificate of participation for their effort.

If you would like to connect with an international group of enthusiastic teachers, join the EU Code Week Facebook group for teachers! To take a step further and collaborate with other schools in your country or across borders – join the Code Week 4 All challenge.