However, when students hurdle that obstacle and see the value of computer science — specifically coding — they gain a broadened perspective and the potential for a rewarding career in the tech field. The following resources will help you teach your students the basics of coding and will provide tips on how to keep kids interested as you go. Tools to Use in Class Can you make coding fun for your students? Absolutely! Turtle Academy - learn logo programming in your browser free programming materials for kids. Made with Code. Made with Code. Learn to code. Google CS First.
Google CS First. Code Kingdoms. Crunchzilla. Code Avengers: course descriptions and pricing. 3rd World Farmer: A simulation to make you think. With Anna and Elsa. Wii Love Learning: Using Gaming Technology to Engage Students.
For those who've been under a rock (or buried in a busy classroom -- trust us, we understand), the Wii is today's hottest gaming console, vastly outselling the PlayStation and garnering gobs of media attention with its inventive and easily understood games.
More than twenty-four million Wii units have sold globally, according to its maker, Nintendo. Here's a thought: Why not take a tech platform that kids are already nuts about and put it to use? That was the thought at Cumberland Elementary School, in West Lafayette, Indiana, where first-grade teacher David Brantley used a parent donation to buy three Wii consoles. MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program. Coaster Crafter. Anybody can learn. Flappy Bird. Gamestar Mechanic. Virtual Learning: 25 Best Sims and Games For the Classroom. Parents & Teachers. Parents & Teachers What is Sploder?
Sploder is a place where anyone can make games online and share them with the world. There are several different types of game creators, and no programming skill is necessary. Future Park Planner. 3rd World Farmer: A simulation to make you think. Stop Disasters.
Tutorials Step-by-step guides show you how to build all kinds of apps. Teach Teachers, find out about curriculum and teaching resources. Forums. Interactive and multimedia learning blocks. Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories. Quest lets you make interactive story games.
Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. You don't need to know how to program. All you need is a story to tell. Your game can be played anywhere. Get Started With CodeHS. KineScript: Visual Programming Reviews.
KineScript is a visual programming language that children can learn a code and share it.
It’s easy to make a scene with built-in sprite characters, stage images and sounds library. Drag a script and build the script block to control the flow and to change the behaviour. You can build animations, games and stories easily to share them by email. Designed for children, but for all the ages who want to learn a code. Features Built-in characters, stage images and sounds library.Support user defined variable.Built-in script paletts; Character controls and animation functions, stage controls, if/while conditions, sub-routine, math operations, sound controls, coloured-tracing and particle effects.Script inspector to change the number, colour, math operations and change a sprite or sound easily.Dragging a script to easily to attach or detach to build block to work.Support full screen player window to run or to edit the scene.Export to email and import from it.Include easy how to guide.
Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories. ROBLOX.com. Code Monster from Crunchzilla. Squeakland : home of squeak etoys. Kodu. Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games.
It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Programming as a Creative Medium The core of the Kodu project is the programming user interface. The language is simple and entirely icon-based. The Kodu language is designed specifically for game development and provides specialized primitives derived from gaming scenarios. Key Features Kodu provides an end-to-end creative environment for designing, building, and playing your own new games. GameMaker: Studio. 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 of conventional tools!
In addition to making game development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks. Key Features GameMaker: Studio Feature Comparison *Only available for approved Xbox developers. Click here for more information. ** Only available for registered Sony developers. *** Mac & Ubuntu export modules are currently bundled with all new purchases of GameMaker: Studio Professional at its higher price of $149.99. Microsoft Small Basic. About. An overview of Kodu.
(Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills. Since Kodu's introduction in 2009, we have visited the White House, teamed up with great groups like NCWIT and DigiGirlz, inspired academic research and been the subject of a book (Kodu for Kids). Hackety Hack! CodeMonkey.
Code Monster from Crunchzilla. Stencyl: Make iPhone, iPad, Android & Flash Games without code. Learn to code. Learn welcome to our Hour of Code™! Hour of Code. Code with Anna and Elsa. CSEDrobotics. Code.org - Flappy Bird. Teaching Kids Programming with C# – Pluralsight Training. RoboZZle online puzzle game. HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids. How does a Web page work? Well, the odds are you're sitting at your computer looking at this Web page through a browser. Most likely you're using a browser called Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Safari.
A browser is a computer software program that can take you to different places on the Web by typing in the URL of a Web page and clicking "go" or "enter" on your keyboard. A browser also looks at the HTML tags on a site and translates those tags into what you're looking at now, a Web site. Different browsers interpret HTML tags a little differently, so what you see on one browser is not necessarily what you will see on another browser. It doesn't matter which browser you use, as long as you're happy with it. What is HTML? Stop Disasters. Monster Detective Walkthrough, Help, Hints and Game Discussion. Arcane Season 2: The Stone Circle: Episode 3 Walkthrough, Help, Hints and Game Discussion.
Digital Play. In the University of Bristol’s Education Endowment Foundation‘s recent study on Neuroscience and Education, (Howard-Jones, 2014), there is an interesting section on Learning Games. Classroom practice and neuroscientific research The review ”considers the extent to which insights from the sciences of mind and brain influence, or are close to influencing classroom practice”, summarising “existing evidence about approaches and interventions that are based, or claim to be based, on neuroscience evidence.” The report categorises the approaches into 1) those which are likely to have a positive impact on attainment, 2) those which need further testing to determine the likely impact on attainment, and 3) those which do not seem to have a promising impact on attainment.
Further research required.