Monthly Archives: March 2013


 Tynker is a new computing platform designed specifically to teach children computational learning and programming skills in a fun and imaginative way. Tynker is inspired by Scratch from MIT. It is a completely browser-based implementation written using Open Web standards … Continue reading

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The 25 Best Places To Take Free Online Computer Science Classes | Edudemic

These days, computers dominate our lives, providing the platform by which we work, play, and communicate with others around the world. As such, knowing how to work with and engineer these often quite complicated systems is a pretty solid skill … Continue reading

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Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language. It is a radical reinvention of the way interactive fiction is designed, guided by contemporary work in semantics and by the practical experience of some of the world’s … Continue reading

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Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and … Continue reading

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Making Games in the Classroom with Scratch – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education

I’ve discussed the potential value of learning some scripting for any major in the past, and President Obama recently called for more of a focus on making sure students know “how to actually produce stuff” with computers, citing game design … Continue reading

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Kinect2Scratch allows data from the Microsoft Kinect controller be sent to Scratch, the programming language for kids from the MIT Media Laboratory. This means that anyone can write programs with motion control, use gestures, make kinetic games and generally leap … Continue reading

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ComputerCraft 1.5

ComputerCraft is a Minecraft mod with full multiplayer support that adds in-game Computers. Each Computer has an operating system, a filesystem, a suite of builtin programs including a text editor, a realtime Lua interpreter, and two games), and can be … Continue reading

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Computer Algorithms Rely Increasingly on Human Helpers –

By STEVE LOHR  Published: March 10, 2013 Trading stocks, targeting ads, steering political campaigns, arranging dates, besting people on “Jeopardy” and even choosing bra sizes: computer algorithms are doing all this work and more. But increasingly, behind the curtain there … Continue reading

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CoderDojo – CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. At a CoderDojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Dojos are set up, run by and … Continue reading

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Processing.js is the sister project of the popular Processing visual programming language, designed for the web. Processing.js makes your data visualizations, digital art, interactive animations, educational graphs, video games, etc. work using web standards and without any plug-ins. You write … Continue reading

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