Introducing the CSforPGH Index

Tools and resources that support computer science education

CSforPGH is proud to announce the launch of the CSforPGH Index, a new microsite of tools and resources that support computer science education. Visit the site here.

Curated by members of the CSforPGH Working Group, each resource in the Index is described in technical and educational detail, along with insights on how the tools work in practice and how they can be used to promote engagement through hands-on activities, real-world learning immersions, and culturally relevant and sustaining instruction.

The Index is designed to help educators and administrators find hardware and software that meets the needs of their students, supports progress towards academic standards, and fits their budgets.

Why the Index?

As computer science is integrated into education programs across the country, educators are looking for more tools and resources to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this growing field.

While there’s no shortage of tools available, even those that are low-cost or no-cost to educators, resources are scattered across the web. Plus, available information often lacks the perspective of real educators who actually used the tools in their classroom or learning space. To remedy this, the CSforPGH Index features an open platform for educators to submit their user experiences, comments, and feedback.

Users can also filter their search based on grade level, standards alignment, cost, and more.

Explore the Index

Use the CSforPGH Index to find tools and resources to support you as you help the next generation learn computer science:

  • Browse a growing collection of more than 60 tools and resources
  • Filter by grade level, standards alignment, cost, and more
  • Read about the tool and watch videos of it in use
  • Follow links to curriculum and lesson plans
  • See ratings and comments from other educators
  • Share feedback based on your experience using the tools
  • Submit new tools and resources to help the index grow


Published December 10, 2019