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valerie taylor

5 Simple Computer Languages That Are Great for Kids - 1 views

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    "The use of computers and computer languages in education has been impressive in the last couple of years.  More and more school going kids use computers in the heart of all academic and personal development than ever. Such use has been phenomenal in helping improve classroom interactive learning, bettering student grades and improving competitiveness in a modern education setting, among others."
valerie taylor

TeachSTEMNow.com | Start Gamifying Now With the Kodu Challenge - 0 views

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    "Getting students interested in coding through competitive game design is a simple way to bring more kids up to speed on coding. There is a set time frame with clear goals. Coding tools are generally provided for free, as is support for learning the basics. For those students who are truly just starting out, a more visual language is desirable. Kodu is a new visual programming language by Microsoft that is easily learned by every student. It runs on the Xbox and is specifically designed for the creation of games."
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10 of the Best Online Programming Tools for Students - 0 views

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    "10 of the Best Online Programming Tools for Students"
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Kodable for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 0 views

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    "**Programming fundamentals and logic lessons for kids!** The fuzz family crash landed on Smeeborg and they need your help navigating the Technomazes! Use drag and drop commands to direct your fuzz through the colorful lighted maze. Don't get lost, or your fuzz might not be too happy!"
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Light-Bot | Puzzle & Skill Games | Play Free Games Online at Armor Games - 0 views

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    "Control a robot by giving it commands. Use programmer-style logic for more complex levels that include functions to re-use. Controls Mouse to drag light-Bot controls into the slots."
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A Gentle Introduction to Python - Mechanical MOOC - 0 views

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    " Free & Open. A Gentle Introduction to Python is 100% free, just like all OpenCourseWare. Anyone can join, and you're welcome to share your work. Learning Powerhouse. Pick up Python from leading innovators in online learning. MIT's chops. Codecademy's exercises. OpenStudy's study groups. P2PU's community. Need we say more? Weekly Lessons. Make friends with some smarties, and start programming from Week 1. Open for signup now, course starts October 15."
valerie taylor

Stanford's latest iPhone and iPad apps course now free on iTunes U - 1 views

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    "Developers unfamiliar with Apple's operating systems must learn a new programming language, Objective-C, if they hope to master the apps course. Stanford students take a year of computer science classes and learn the technique of object-oriented programming before tackling the iOS development class. Two Stanford prerequisite courses, Programming Methodology and Programming Abstractions, are available on iTunes U."
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Registration for the 2012/2013 Real World Design Challenge - PTC.com - 0 views

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    "Registration for the 2012/2013 Real World Design Challenge - The Teacher/Coach should register the team by filling out the form below."
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Learn to Program With Move the Turtle | GeekDad | Wired.com - 1 views

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    "beginners to learn programming concepts in a hands-on, non-theoretical way. The app consists of giving instructions to a turtle who moves around the screen trying to capture diamonds. It teaches basic programming concepts through a game type interface. Kids can try out their programs and see them run visually on the screen as the turtle moves about. They can then edit their program to complete the given task"
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Cool math - Fractals - Fractal art, lessons and generators - 0 views

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    "Back in the 1960's, a French mathematician named Benoit Mandelbrot started thinking about simple pretty simple: How long is the coast of Britain? Sure, it seems easy enough... But, think about how you'd really measure it... In 1975, he made up the word "fractal" because he thought these figures would look fractured or broken up. It wasn't until he had a computer that he could SEE a picture of what he'd been thinking about!"
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students maneuver International Space Station satellites in competition - SiliconValley... - 0 views

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    "Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge -- a programming competition run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Having endured months of hard work and three qualifying stages, players will fly miniature satellites aboard the space station using computer programs they've written. "
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Lego and Scratch: Fun and funner! - Open Source at SF State University - 0 views

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    "Lego WeDo. This kit costs US $129.95 and comes with a motor, a motion sensor, a distance sensor and a USB-based hub. The robots built using this kit can be controlled by a variety of software platforms, including Scratch - a free and open source programming environment designed for children. Its actually quite powerful. "
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kidsprogramming / FrontPage - 0 views

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    "Welcome to kidsprogramming Free Programming Languages for Kids This Wiki is here to provide a resource for teachers. The intention is that teachers contribute to the resource thus sharing with the wider educational community. "
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kidsprogramming / Guess the Number - 0 views

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    "Guess the Number Write a guessing game computer program. It must ask the user to guess a secret number between 1 and 100 and continue until the secret number is guessed. If the user guesses the wrong number, display a message stating that they are too high or too low such as "Bad Guess - Too High - Try again". "
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