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On Flipboard. Tutorials to Help You Get Started Creating Apps in Your Classroom. Learn how to code. Anybody can learn. Coding & Music Notation for the Hour of Code. Have you tried coding with your students?

Coding & Music Notation for the Hour of Code

This is my first year delving into this skill, and it has been very successful thanks to the many free online resources available. While I’m comfortable with technology, I don’t have any background in computer science, and I didn’t really have a handle on what coding was. After exploring Code.org, not only was I educated on coding, but I was thrilled to see how many music and art connections I found!

What is special about Code.org? Computer science programs for elementary teachers are hard to come by, so computer programmers have designed sequential learning games to teach students to code. Incorporating the Arts Code.org features dance as a way to learn skills, and some of the skills themselves lend themselves to reading or writing music. An Arts Integrated Extension. Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling. Description Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling, or ARIS for short, is an open source place-based storytelling and gaming platform that uses server technologies and mobile devices to engage learners in completing measurable objectives.

Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling

Content authors use a web-based tool to create experiences using points of interest defined on a map, associating experiences, interactions and assessment with each location. ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone. Episode 76: Megan Stewart, Unity's Head of Global Education by EdSurge On Air. The Always-Up-to-Date Guide to Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi. Bloxels. Scheller Teacher Education Program. TaleBlazer has been used by a wide range of users to create unique location-based experiences including: Youth Organizations like Global Kids engage young people in their community while creating AR games.

Scheller Teacher Education Program

Museums like the Harvard Museum of Natural History collaborate with us to find new ways of interacting with artifacts. The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course - Build 21 Apps. You’re here because you want to build your own apps, right?

The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course - Build 21 Apps

Smart move, my friend. Or maybe you already do… but you want to be bigger, bolder, BETTER. Best iOS 10 and Swift 3 Tutorials from Beginners. This article will introduce you to the best course of programming iOS 10, Swift 3 and Xcode 8.

Best iOS 10 and Swift 3 Tutorials from Beginners

The fastest way to become a good programmer is to learn from the good teacher. You will become professional programmers update the tools, the latest programming languages, even if your level is a child. The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course - Build 21 Apps His name’s Rob and He’s the creator of the world’s most popular coding courses—and number one course instructor on Udemy with over 400,000 students and 20,000 five star reviews. Any of his other courses are very unique, as judged by the quality of lectures statement, understandable and complete the source code accompanying documentation. Mitchel Resnick - MIT Media Lab: Lifelong Kindergarten. Lifelong Kindergarten video. Swift Playgrounds - Preview - Apple. 3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning.

Coding isn't just for computer science any more.

3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning

Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement. These examples illustrate how coding and games are being used across the curriculum and at all levels, as well as why great teaching is at the very heart of this innovation. Pinkcast 1.3: How a Simple Bath Toy Can Solve Your Toughest Problems. Video Game Scoring Online Masterclass with Chance Thomas. The Always-Up-to-Date Guide to Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi. TapCoding. What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter? As K-12 educators, you face unique challenges when it comes to using the Web.

What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?

Makey Makey - littleBits Electronics. Ready to incorporate a carrot, your sunglasses, or great-grandma into your littleBits creations?

Makey Makey - littleBits Electronics

Now you can use everyday objects to trigger your Bits and control cursors on your computer’s keyboard, or even control your computer with Bits. Make a touchpad out of ANYTHING by attaching alligator clips (4 are included!) To the Makey Makey Bit. For example: you and a banana. When you touch the banana, you complete the connection, and the Makey Makey Bit sends a signal to either your computer (move cursor left or right) or to your bits (flash an LED or turn a motor). Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years. Back in 2014, we brought to your attention an image archive rivaling the largest of its kind on the web: the Internet Archive Book Images collection at Flickr.

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years

There, you’ll find millions of “public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period.” At the time, the collection contained 2.6 million public domain images, but “eventually,” wrote our editor Dan Colman, “this archive will grow to 14.6 million images.” Well, it has almost doubled in size since our first post, and it now features over 5.3 million images, thanks again to Kalev Leetaru, who headed the digitization project while on a Yahoo-sponsored fellowship at Georgetown University. Rather than using optical character recognition (OCR), as most digitization software does to scan only the text of books, Leetaru’s code reversed the process, extracting the images the Internet Archive’s OCR typically ignores. LLK/scratch-blocks: Scratch Blocks is a library for building creative computing interfaces.

Scratch - Developers. Where can I learn more about Scratch?

Scratch - Developers

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where young people can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Arduino Create. Lifelong Kindergarten Group - Scratch Wiki. The logo of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group. The Lifelong Kindergarten Group (LLK) is a group within the MIT Media Lab designed to "expand the range of what people can design, create, and learn".[1] Some of the LLK's most well-known projects include Computer Clubhouses and Scratch.

Mission Staff Current Members The Lifelong Kindergarten Group has the following current members.[3] Many of them are on the Scratch Team: Lifelong Kindergarten Group. Getting Started with Scratch. Getting Started Guide Scratch2. Scratch2Cards. Scratch Help - Scratch Cards. Scratch Overview. Creating Computer Games with MaKey MaKey and Scratch. Last week, I took advantage of two newer additions to my library district's programming supplies to offer a school-age STEAM maker program. I had sent to my branch one of our mobile computer labs--8 laptops, plus an instructor laptop, so those of us without dedicated program computer lab space can offer computer programs--and a kit of MaKey MaKeys, and a group of 9-12 year olds and I set to creating our own computer games with the added excitement of using the MaKeys to play them.

Here's what we did. Part I: MaKey MaKeys To get things started, I introduced how circuits work; completing a circuit is key to getting the MaKeys to function properly, so the introduction seemed apt. From there, kids opened their MaKey MaKey kits and we started to attach the alligator clips to the board. Getting the MaKeys set up took a few minutes, but pretty quickly the kids were able to figure out how they could complete their circuits and get their MaKeys to function. Free Online Game Creator. By kylemawer This free downloadable game creator let’s you make your very own flash games. If you’ve ever fancied turning your hand to making a simple flash game or perhaps you’re looking for a summer course project to run with learners then Stencyl could be just the program for you. It’s free, online, simple to download and use and it’s available for either a PC or a Mac.

The program comes with a few examples to try out and customize. They are pictured here on the left. After a quick look I settled on the RPG (role playing game) option. The vocabulary looked a bit richer and there’s potential to exploit a narrative within the game.It also looked quite easy to understand and explain just by looking at the opening shot (see below)Learners could be away from computers and draw, design and discuss the game. Scratch Foundation. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Hummingbird Robotics Kit.

Tech Tip: Coding to Play. Coding has been the hot topic in education and STEM conversations for the past year. I have paid attention to the extent that I know it’s important for today’s students to learn to code and I know that our science, technology, engineering and math teachers are finding ways to integrate coding lessons into their curriculum. I tried a few coding exercises – even played around a bit with Scratch – but never felt compelled to deep dive into the language myself.

That is, until I discovered some of the new coding games that have been developed. Here are some of my favorites: A.K. These games give us new ways to teach students about coding. Kami Thordarson has more than 16 years experience as a teacher, curriculum and professional development designer, and administrator. Tech Tips is a content collaboration between SmartBrief Education and GreyED Solutions.

Miss a Tech Tip? Related Posts No Related Posts Found. Arduino & robots. Best App Maker 2014 - App Builders and Creators - BusinessNewsDaily. Credit: Bloomua / Shutterstock When searching for the best app makers, we looked for solutions that are affordable and let you create professional-looking apps without having any coding skills. We also looked for key features such as pre-made templates, push notifications, social media integration, location-based services, loyalty programs, mobile commerce capabilities, customization options and the ability to create apps for Android devices, iPhones and iPads.

Additionally, we looked for app makers that are designed for beginners and offer specific features for retailers. 10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps. 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 mobile market no longer necessarily requires thousands of dollars and months of work. Online Game Rubric. Free Online Game Creator. Stencyl: Make iPhone, iPad, Android & Flash Games without code.

Anybody can learn. Ruby for kids. Flixel a flash game library and coding community - Homepage. Download. GameSalad - Make Games for iOS, Android & HTML5 - Drag & Drop - No Coding Required. Game creation for everyone. GameMaker: Studio. CodeMonkey. Learn to code. Alice.org. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Gamestar Mechanic.