Monthly Archives: December 2013

Python for Kids | No Starch Press

Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that’s no fun for anyone. Python for Kids … Continue reading

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RFO BASIC! for Android

RFO BASIC! is a dialect of Dartmouth Basic that allows you to write and run programs directly on your Android device.  In addition to the traditional Basic features, your have access to: Graphics (with Multi-touch), HTML and JavaScript available for … Continue reading

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GameMaker: Studio | YoYo Games

GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost!In addition to making games development 80 percent faster than coding for native … Continue reading

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Who are we? | Grok Learning

We believe that a solid computer science understanding is vital whether you want to fight climate change, make the next blockbuster movie or unlock the secrets of the universe. We’ve taught thousands of students across Australia to program in classrooms, … Continue reading

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10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

By Grace Smith If you’ve ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you’re not alone. The good news is that entering the … Continue reading

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ScratchJr – Imagine, Program, Learn

ScratchJr is a developmentally appropriate programming language for children 5 to 7 years old. Children can create their own animated stories, interactive collages and games. ScratchJr is the product of a collaboration between the DevTech Research Group at the Eliot-Pearson … Continue reading

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New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Masters Degree in Computer Science | STEM Infographic | Computer Science Online NJIT

The United States has fallen from producing a quarter of the world’s global output to less than one fifth, while nations like China and India have rapidly caught up. While there are many reasons for this trend, one major factor … Continue reading

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The Transition from Cursive to Coding – Getting Smart by Adam Renfro – coding, cursive, Estonia | Getting Smart

My son missed a day of school last week, and when he returned, his teacher gave him directions for his makeup work that were written in cursive. He returned to that teacher later in the day, and this exchange took … Continue reading

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Mission – CodeNOW

Coding is the new literacy. It gives individuals the power to innovate and create. We need to empower our youth, especially those from underrepresented communities, to be tinkerers and to look under the hood of technology. Because of a deficiency … Continue reading

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iPad Coding – STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

I have a cart of iPads in my classroom for student use, so I’m very interested in STEM-related iPad apps! According to Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager in “Invent to Learn,” “Three categories of [school computer] usage were outlined in … Continue reading

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