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Martin Burrett

Phaser - 24 views

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    Create HTML5 animations, games, tools and more with this superb coding platform, which has a complete learning course to get you and your pupils going. You can also play creations from the community.
Martin Burrett

Codecademy - 11 views

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    "A superb site which takes learners through a carefully constructed and practical course of coding in many different programming languages. There is an accompanying Apple app to get you started."
Martin Burrett

Make Code - 10 views

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    A collection of coding platforms and tutorials from Microsoft, including Minecraft, micro:bit, and many more. Tutorials range from beginner levels to advanced and use both block coding and text coding.
Martin Burrett

Code.Org - 22 views

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    "A superb site for inspiring future coders with a huge range of exciting programming projects with step by step tutorials. Learning code with MineCraft and StarWars are just two of the many game themes."
Martin Burrett

Music Droid - 15 views

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    "A great Android game which teaches children basic programming commands through many levels of puzzles."
Martin Burrett

Polyup - 10 views

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    "A superb 3D coding platform for building the skills to build simple code and to understand the basics of algorithms. You can also create your own game levels and share them using a QR code."
Martin Burrett

Code Monster - 46 views

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    "This is a fab site to introduce Javascript coding to children in a user-friendly, step by step way. It's an interactive online tutorial course which builds the basic programming skills to make some cool things. There are 59 lessons in all."
Glenn Hervieux

Blockly Games - 35 views

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    Educational Games to help teach younger students some basics of computer without programming.
Tim Cooper

TEDxGeorgiaTech - Mark Guzdial - 21st Century Literacy includes Computing for Everyone ... - 16 views

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    Interesting outlook on why teaching computer science is applicable and needed for everyone. Guzdial does a lot of work with Squeak (which is a forerunner of Scratch).
Tim Cooper

Computational Thinking: I do not think it means what you think it means - Medium - 32 views

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    This is an excellent deconstruction of the pop term "computational thinking" and a reconstruction of Papert's real meaning (which is so much more powerful!).
Sonja Phillips

ScratchEd - 42 views

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    "Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games - and share those creations online."
Martin Burrett

MicroBit - 39 views

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    The website for the BBC Micro:Bit has lots of coding resources to use with and without a Micro:Bit device for both teachers and pupils, including program creators with a choice of programming languages.
Martin Burrett

Made with code - 90 views

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    A site from Google with resources, projects & inspirational videos to encourage students to code. Projects include programming wearables, making a yeti dance and mixing music.
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    Thanks for a great resource!
Tim Cooper

No assembler required | The Economist - 25 views

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    nice overview of programming and robot tools for younger (primary kids). Nice pitch for Scratch and background of edtech ala Papert.
BalancEd Tech

thinkeringstudio - Jumpstarts - 53 views

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    Maker Ed - Genius Hour - Thinkering Studio Scaffolding for: - 3D Printing - Animation & Stop Motion - Digital Photography - Digital Video - Electronics - Game Making - Guitar - Podcasting - Programming - and more
elsjekool

Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg - 35 views

  • There are keynote speakers—often the people who created the technology at hand or crafted a given language. There are the regular speakers, often paid not at all or in airfare, who present some idea or technique or approach. Then there are the panels, where a group of people are lined up in a row and forced into some semblance of interaction while the audience checks its e-mail.
  • Fewer than a fifth of undergraduate degrees in computer science awarded in 2012 went to women, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology
  • The average programmer is moderately diligent, capable of basic mathematics, has a working knowledge of one or more programming languages, and can communicate what he or she is doing to management and his or her peers
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  • The true measure of a language isn’t how it uses semicolons; it’s the standard library of each language. A language is software for making software. The standard library is a set of premade software that you can reuse and reapply.
  • A coder needs to be able to quickly examine and identify which giant, complex library is the one that’s the most recently and actively updated and the best match for his or her current needs. A coder needs to be a good listener.
  • Code isn’t just obscure commands in a file. It requires you to have a map in your head, to know where the good libraries, the best documentation, and the most helpful message boards are located. If you don’t know where those things are, you will spend all of your time searching, instead of building cool new things.
  • Some tools are better for certain jobs.
  • C is a simple language, simple like a shotgun that can blow off your foot. It allows you to manage every last part of a computer—the memory, files, a hard drive—which is great if you’re meticulous and dangerous if you’re sloppy
  • Object-oriented programming is, at its essence, a filing system for code.
  • Where C tried to make it easier to do computer things, Smalltalk tried to make it easier to do human things.
  • Style and usage matter; sometimes programmers recommend Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style—that’s right, the one about the English language. Its focus on efficient usage resonates with programmers. The idiom of a language is part of its communal identity.
  • Coding is a culture of blurters.
  • Programmers carve out a sliver of cognitive territory for themselves and go to conferences, and yet they know their position is vulnerable.
  • Programmers are often angry because they’re often scared.
  • Programming is a task that rewards intense focus and can be done with a small group or even in isolation.
  • For a truly gifted programmer, writing code is a side effect of thought
  • As a class, programmers are easily bored, love novelty, and are obsessed with various forms of productivity enhancement.
  • “Most programming languages are partly a way of expressing things in terms of other things and partly a basic set of given things.”
  • Of course, while we were trying to build a bookstore, we actually built the death of bookstores—that seems to happen a lot in the business. You set out to do something cool and end up destroying lots of things that came before.
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    A lengthy but worthy read for all non-programmers on code.
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    Explains code
Deborah Baillesderr

MAD-learn | Learn Mobile App Development - 28 views

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    Enable your students to be creators of Technology
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