Monday, November 4, 2013

“Hour of Code," a campaign to introduce 10 million students to one hour of Computer Science

“Hour of Code," a campaign to introduce 10 million 

students to one hour of Computer Science.

Want to start learning how to code?  Some great resources can be found at -

More Apps to Teach Kids

LightBot (iOS + Android)
Drag commands to move a robot. Age 4+
CargoBot (iPad)
Help a robot-arm solve puzzles. Age 8+
Move the Turtle (iOS)
Drag/drop code to move a turtle. Age 8+
Kodu (xBox, Windows)
Design a 3D game world. Age 8+
Learn to program using Ruby. Age 12+

More Online Tutorials

Hackety Hack
Free Ruby-based environment aiming to make programming easy for beginners.
Beginner level tutorials for Ruby, Python, and Javascript.
Learn core programming languages such as Java, C#, and HTML5. 
Free and fee-based video tutorials that walk through lessons. 

University Courses Online

Free university courses taught online by real professors. Start with CS 101
Free university courses plus discussions, quizzes, and other interactive learning. 
Free interactive college classes on computer science for all levels.
Free college lectures on computer science for advanced students. 

Learn to Make Webpages

Mozilla's Thimble
Use this app to easily create and share your own web pages.
Code Avengers
Fun and effective learning tools for the total beginner.

Make Your Own Mobile Apps

MIT App Inventor
Learn to build apps for Android phones and tablets within hours.
Codea (iPad)
Create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have.

Write Code for Robots

For anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Lego Mindstorms
Create small, customizable and programmable robots. 


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