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The Minnesota State IT Center put together this page in March 2020 as a place for Minnesota educators to access online resources to help with online learning, e-learning, and distance.

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Resources For You


The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence works alongside the Minnesota State College and Universities System to help engage students around the state of Minnesota in learning more about future careers in IT. We also help give young Minnesotans opportunities to experience the fun of technology and  learn valuable and necessary future life skills like coding and career readiness skills.

IT Discovery Network

A collection of awesome online tech opportunities.

IT Discovery Network  

IT Exploration Curriculum

Introduces students to IT skills and tech careers.

IT Exploration Curriculum  

Collaborative K12 Computer Science Education

Distance Learning Resources

In light of the school closures happening locally and around the world, computer science teachers have started an amazing list of K12 computer science distance learning resources.


Computer Science Teachers Association


Membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines, while providing K-12 teachers opportunity to successfully understand and teach the computing disciplines.



High Tech Kids new virtual robotics program

  • Free.
  • Can be done solo, in teams, Coding Clubs or as part of curriculum.
  • Three-hour virtual learning experience.
  • Student learn computer science basics.

FIRST LEGO League Explore

(ages 6 to 9)

A team-based STEM program helping kids discover science and technology. Teams work with LEGO elements to build a motorized model and create a Show Me poster related to their research of the yearly theme.

  • Events will be held online this year
High Tech Kids

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

(ages 9 to 14)

A team-based robotics program where participants collaborate to build and program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface and create an innovative solution to a problem correlating to a yearly theme.

  • Events will be held online this year
High Tech Kids

FIRST Tech Challenge

(ages 13 to 18)

A team-based robotics program where participants collaborate to build and program a robot that competes on a 12’ by 12’ field.

  • Events will be held online this year
High Tech Kids

CS to Go with Code Savvy

Weekly youth-centered challenges that focus on creating new things with computer science.

Each challenge includes a video with tips and resources to get started on a variety of computer science platforms, as well as information on how to share the projects created.

Code Savvy You Tube

Technovation Girls #SolveItTeam

Join every Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube for tutorials— some  LIVE! —for each step needed to solve big problems.

Technovation You Tube

Bytes of Inspiration with Code Savvy,
a video series for CS Educators

A brand new video series for CS educators.

Short videos shared each week.

Tips, resources, and ideas to be used with students right away!

Code Savvy Educators Video

One Book | One Minnesota

A statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss.


3 Ways to Integrate Computer Science into Home-School Learning

Resources For:

  1. Activities for Self Based Learning
  2. Age Appropriate Unplugged Activities
  3. Corona Virus Based Reading Activities about Computing and Society

SAS Academic Hub for Students and Educators

Description: Find free teaching and learning materials and regular updates regarding ongoing support and Live Web resources on our Academic Hub.

Available exclusively to academic audiences, on the Hub.

SAS Academic Hub

ZOOM Meeting Training

As we enter this new online world of meetings, are you looking for training in ZOOM meetings? Here are free webinar trainings on how to teach online through ZOOM, taught by teachers!


National Girls Collaborative Project

Great Girl Media

You might be finding yourself in need of some additional, cool resources for your kids – girls and boys. We recommend these awesome girl-centric shows, sites, and apps to spark the science in your household!


Setting Up Kids for Distance Learning

MN Computers for Schools

Making sure all kids have a computer at home to stay connected and participate in distance learning.

Learn more about Corporate computer donations, financial donations, and employee donation drives.



As easy online way for kids ages 4 and up to learn coding!



Ideas from the MPR News audience and elsewhere to continue learning from home.


Star Wars Learn to Code Site

Teach kids to code with a Star Wars galaxy.

Code Star Wars