Codecademy is a wonderful collection of online lessons, assignments, and interactive teaching activities designed around different programming languages, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby, JQuery, and others.  If those are foreign to you, all the better reason to familiarize yourself with this site – I bet they aren’t foreign to your students looking for a resource!

Project-Based Learning:  One of the great challenges (and wonderful benefits) of being an advisor is that you get to work with students on projects outside of your designated discipline.  This can be overwhelming, but it is also what keeps the job interesting.  In cases where the student’s content is far outside your realm, your job becomes more about finding the student the most useful and applicable resources.  For coding, this is one of the best I’ve come across!


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