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Learn how to code. Turtle Academy - learn logo programming in your browser free programming materials for kids. CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game. A New Free Course to Help Teachers and Students Learn The Basics of Animation. February 11, 2016Pixar in A Box is a free online course created out of a partnership between Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios.

A New Free Course to Help Teachers and Students Learn The Basics of Animation

The course introduces learners to the fundamentals of the art of animation. More specifically, learners get to experience first-hand knowledge of the techniques and methods Pixar engineers use to create movies and animations. Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents. Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code.

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. Games to Learn English - For Students. TouchDevelop. Teach yourself to program. We are entering the summer, the perfect time to improve yourself, you could go running or swimming, you could learn a new foreign language or perhaps you could learn to program.

Teach yourself to program

Self-learning is not as hard as it sounds, and it’s much easier than self-learning Spanish or French. There are really wonderful sources to start learning these new languages, understanding the concept behind programming and giving it a try with some interesting problems. Code Club. Fun Programming - video tutorials to learn creative coding. Hour of Code. The Big List of HTML5 2D Games Engines. Phaser - A fast, fun and free open source HTML5 game framework. Code Monster from Crunchzilla.

<h2>Code Monster gets kids excited about programming.

Code Monster from Crunchzilla

It is a combination of a game and tutorial where kids experiment with learning to code. <p> Code Monster use Javascript. Please enable Javascript if you want the play with the Code Monster. Learn How to Code in HTML5 and CSS3. Creative Computing. This guide was developed by members of the ScratchEd research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Christan Balch, Michelle Chung, and Karen Brennan.

Creative Computing

We encourage you to use as much or as little of the guide as you like, to design new activities, and to remix the included activities. No matter your prior experience or expertise, we think of every educator as a co-designer of the Creative Computing experience. We would love to learn about what you’re doing, so we encourage you to document and share your experiences with us and with other educators via the ScratchEd community at We are releasing this guide under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, which means that you are completely free to use, change, and share this work, as long as you provide appropriate attribution and give others access to any derivative works.

The original guide, for educators 154 pages of plans, activities, and strategies for introducing Creative Computing in your learning environment. Turtle Academy - learn logo programming in your browser free programming materials for kids. TouchDevelop. Alice.org. Snap! (Build Your Own Blocks) 4.0. A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding.

September 23, 2014 Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts.

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding

Code Studio which is a product of the popular nonprofit group Code.org known for its relentless efforts to make coding part of the curricula. Code Studio, as is explained in this excellent review, provides a variety of features that set it apart from other coding platforms. Most important of them all is its integration of HTML5 which makes it accessible through different browsers. Code Studio also provide coding lessons tailored for each age group and grade level.

Lightbot. NCLab. Learn to code. Welcome. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Anybody can learn. 4 Powerful Tools from Google to Teach Kids Coding. January, 2015 Coding is becoming one of the essential literacies in the 21st century education.

4 Powerful Tools from Google to Teach Kids Coding

Crunchzilla. 15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) According to Code.org, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near future—but only 40 percent of schools teach it.

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

Critics claim that it is mainly the more affluent schools that offer computer science courses, thus denying those who attend poorer schools the chance to learn necessary skills. A focus on STEM is not enough: Code.org also reports that while 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing, only 7 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science. 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills. It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code.

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run. Coding (a.k.a. programming) is all around us. That's why all the cool kids are coding . . . or should be. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull. Not any more! If you're concerned that that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries.

In no particular order, we have listed all the coding apps that are appropriate for young learners. GameStar Mechanic Platform: WebCost: $2 per student GameStar Mechanic teaches kids, ages 7-14, to design their own video games. The game machine. W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game?

The game machine

At What2Learn you can quickly and easily create an incredibly wide range of interactive learning activities including hangman games, quizzes, interactive word searches, extended writing activities and much more. No technical skills or programming knowledge is required to make these fun and effective study games – simply fill in the blanks with your own questions and answers and your flash-based game is instantly created and available for your students to play online. If you would like to create some games in the meantime, please sign up for a great value student or teacher Premium Account. Take a look below at the fantastic games you could soon be making… Playcodemonkey. Coding is the new literacy, and CodeMonkey will teach your students 21st century skills like problem solving, multiple-step, critical and analytical thinking skills. Students will help the monkey get his bananas back by writing lines of code in CoffeeScript, a real programming language used in the industry for developing web applications, mobile apps and games.