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Google Blockly Is a Visual, Drag-and-Drop Tool for Building Apps and Learning to Code. This reminds me a lot of some of the early programming stuff I did in high school, but I think this is superior because it doesn't bog you down in syntax and the like, making you get the logic down first.

Google Blockly Is a Visual, Drag-and-Drop Tool for Building Apps and Learning to Code

I'd like to see more than just the maze example, though. Also, it would be nice if you could combine stuff to make your own function. For instance, when I was learning, you were moving a robot around, but it couldn't turn right. It could, however, turn left. Windows - GameSalad. Create Your Account Complete your GameSalad profile to take advantage of your free membership benefits and join the most exciting game design community on the Internet!

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Create Account > Learn the Basics Need a little help getting started? This step by step tutorial teaches you the basic elements of game creation: scenes, actors, images, sounds, behaviors and more! Get Started > Join the Community Our community of over 350,000 independent game designers is one of the most supportive and helpful forums on the Internet. Mozilla Launches Thimble, A Web-Based Code Editor For Teaching HTML and CSS.

Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the popular Firefox browser, just announced the launch of Thimble, its latest project to teach more users how to build their own web pages.

Mozilla Launches Thimble, A Web-Based Code Editor For Teaching HTML and CSS

Thimble, which is part of Mozilla’s recently launched Webmaker project, is meant to help novice users write and edit basic HTML and CSS right in a web-based code editor. The service features instant previews and also lets its users host their finished pages on a Webmaker domain with just one click. Welcome to Treehouse, Start Learning Today. Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy. Everyone ought to be able to read and write; few people within the global mainstream would argue with that statement.

Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy

But should everyone be able to program computers? The question is becoming critically important as digital technology plays an ever more central role in daily life. The movement to make code literacy a basic tenet of education is gaining momentum, and its success or failure will have a huge impact on our society. The democratization of literacy in the late 19th century created one of the great inflection points in human history. Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts. The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do.

Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts

"It requires structured thinking, ability to abstract details away, and there’s little margin for error--one little typo and your program might do something entirely different from what you wanted," says game developer Rui Viana. "The real world just doesn’t work like that, so it’s hard to get your head around it. " Which is precisely why Viana created Cargo-Bot, a simple iPad app that turns "thinking like a computer" into a genuinely addictive puzzle game. It’s like Angry Birds crossed with Codecademy, and it’s total genius.

Most of the press that Cargo-Bot has gotten so far focuses on the fact that the game was itself programmed entirely on an iPad (using another app called Codea). Game Editor. Game Programming, Video Game Design, Video Game Programming. Get a full suite of training materials, source code, and tools for game development.

Game Programming, Video Game Design, Video Game Programming

You'll learn general game programming, mathematics, 2D/3D graphics, shaders, artificial intelligence, and how to create art and animation for your games. The Game Developer Package Package Overview Materials Library Get instant access to a large library of high-quality game development training material. Game Programming, Video Game Design, Video Game Programming.

8 Free Game Design and Development Courses and Resources Online. See our list of the top free online game design and development courses.

8 Free Game Design and Development Courses and Resources Online

Learn about what courses are available and what topics they cover to find the course that's right for you. Info on Free Online Courses in Game Design and Development Game design and development involves various fields, from graphic design and programming, to math and probability. Some of the courses below have additional software requirements, but most of these software programs are free and can be downloaded through links on course websites. Learn how to make HTML 5, Facebook, Chrome Store games and more! by John Bura. You have great ideas that you want to turn into games.

Learn how to make HTML 5, Facebook, Chrome Store games and more! by John Bura

With this HTML5 Game Tutorial, you can learn how to make those ideas into a reality. This course isn't just a simple how-to-make-a-game course. You get to learn the secrets of game design that are taught in the best game design colleges in the world. This is an HTML5 Game Development course where you will learn to how to make HTML 5, Facebook, Google Chrome Store, iPhone, iPad and android games.

Learn How to Make iPhone & iPad Games with No Programming. Ever wanted to learn how to build an iPhone & iPad game but don’t know how to code?

Learn How to Make iPhone & iPad Games with No Programming

Game Programming for Teens (9781598635188): Maneesh Sethi. Phrogram. Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate. Wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/04/MyKidCanCode-TwoFreeLessons.pdf? Creators. Making video work like the web. Webmaking 101 for Journalists: A Prototype. Lately, I have been thinking about how to teach people something unexpected while they are working on something that they are passionate about.

Webmaking 101 for Journalists: A Prototype

It sounds kind of obvious, but my goal isn't to trick someone into learning or to serve them medicine in their sugar. I want to create authentic learning experiences around webmaking projects. I believe that if you are really invested in something, then you will seek out the learning. It's not an innovative idea- but it is a guiding principle behind my design.

So, with this in mind, recently, a bunch of my Mozilla colleagues and I brainstormed around the idea of how to teach journalists the basics of html, css and copyright in an authentic way. Hackasaurus. HTML is a very interesting machine language because, like human languages, most things that interpret it are very forgiving. For instance, did you know that the following HTML is technically invalid? It’s invalid because <source> is a so-called void element: since it can’t have any content inside it, you simply don’t need a closing tag for it. The <img> tag works the same way. The technically correct way to write the above HTML snippet is as follows: However, in practice, all Web browsers will interpret both of these snippets the exact same way. What’s interesting to me is the way this mirrors human languages, and what it means for teaching. The dog loves it's owner. Instructional Overlay for Webmaking 101 tool prototypes.

In preparation for the Open News design sprint next week I did a few mock ups playing around with an Instructional overlay. The idea is that this is a slider that could be toggled over the js.bin interface that we use in the, webpage maker and soon- open news prototypes. It will give the user helpful tips and pointers on how to write html and css. As you look at these designs, keep in mind that the grey bar can be moved up and down (or side to side) with your mouse. This first iteration is a horizontal overlay. TEDxManhattanBeach - Thomas Suarez - iPhone Application Developer... and 6th Grader.

Developing apps for iPad. SDK. Before installing Android Studio or the standalone SDK tools, you must agree to the following terms and conditions. This is the Android Software Development Kit License Agreement 1. Introduction 1.1 The Android Software Development Kit (referred to in this License Agreement as the "SDK" and specifically including the Android system files, packaged APIs, and Google APIs add-ons) is licensed to you subject to the terms of this License Agreement.

This License Agreement forms a legally binding contract between you and Google in relation to your use of the SDK. 1.2 "Android" means the Android software stack for devices, as made available under the Android Open Source Project, which is located at the following URL: as updated from time to time. 1.3 "Google" means Google Inc., a Delaware corporation with principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. 20 Tools to Make the Life of a Web Developer Easier - Nettuts+

Developing a well-rounded aesthetically pleasing website can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned web developer. You must identify current trends and standards and determine ways to incorporate them into your designs. Luckily, there are many free tools which are available that can help you speed up your efforts and work in a more efficient manner. Below are 20 tools which are sure to benefit all developers. Typetester Typetester is an online application for comparing how different fonts and font attributes will appear on a given set of text. pForm Create a php form in seconds with this free and easy to use tool.

Resurrect computer science – but don't kill off ICT. Michael Gove recently labelled the current provision of ICT in English schools as "dull' and argued, schools should have the freedom to teach computer science. The education secretary's speech came after a Royal Society report which mentioned that computing science is seen as a subject about basic digital literacy skills such as how to use a word-processor or a database. Much is wrong with ICT lessons in schools. This is beyond doubt. The subject is taught predominantly by non-specialists and involves the mastery of skills required in the 1990s (when the programme of study was originally put together). This was a world before broadband, social networks, tablets and smartphones. Learn to code. Educators and Stagecast Creator.

Environments for Teaching Kids to Program and Explorer the World Through Code. Mark Verber September 2006 / Minor Update Oct 2007 -- needs more about AgentSheet, Alice, Ruby, and Scratch. Creative Computing Resources. Development for Beginners. Resources : NCWIT Resources : Programs-in-a-Box : Computer Science-in-a-Box. Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum introduces fundamental building blocks of computer science -- without using computers. Make Your Own Video Games and Software. Using a computer isn't always about playing video games and chatting with friends.

Snake Wrangling for Kids @ Jason R Briggs. Learning to Program with Python. Copyright (C) 2007. All Rights Reserved. SWFK has been completely rewritten and updated, with new chapters (including developing graphical games), and new code examples. Beyond Pink vs. Blue. Young Programmers Podcast. EDUsummIT 2011: moving education into the digital age. Some 120 prominent stakeholders are expected from the EDUsummIT community who are committed to examining the impact of evidence and dissemination strategies on future ICT policies and practices globally. They will report on the impact of UNESCO programmes in ICT in education which served as the basis for the first EDUsummIT conference in 2009 and led to a Call to Action on the Future of ICT in Education. Building on the outcomes of EDUsummIT 2009, the 2011 conference also aims to refine national, international and regional models for the use of ICT in 21st-century education and develop strategies to build a global community in the field of ICT in Education.

Computing For the Next Generation ... Designing A Website For Your Class. Lesson Plans and Teacher Timesavers. Scratch Cards. Game Development Tool. Waterbear is Like Scratch, but for JavaScript. Unlike Scratch, you can view the code generated by Waterbear. Exploring Computational Thinking.

The Computer Programming Language For Kids! CompThinking. Panther - based on Scratch - Home.