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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. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming. Programming Tutorials From Made With Code by Google: Google's Made With Code project has a mission of encouraging girls to pursue careers in computer science. The Made With Code projects are easy to follow, and if your kids are completely new to coding, don't fret.

Instant hands-on programming help available 24/7 - HackHands. K12 Learn to code - gear on Pinterest. Code Help and Videos. Fun Programming - video tutorials to learn creative coding. The Nature of Code Video Series. Learn Web Design, Web Development, and More. Code Club. Shortcodes. Junior Computer Science. Greenfoot. Anybody can learn.

Genius Hour - Where Passions Come Alive - Genius Hour. Vidcode. Google CS First. Learn to code. 5 Essential Tools for Teaching Children Software Development. Currently, in mid-2013, we still find people who say they’re fighting with technology and we can assume they have no idea of how electronic devices are used in daily tasks.

5 Essential Tools for Teaching Children Software Development

Even though it's not necessary that everyone is aware of the exact process that runs in the backend of a smartphone or computer, it's very important to have a general idea about what’s going on in your processor device (some people don't even know that a processor is the device’s brain). Programming as Basic Education Before going any further on the importance of including programming in basic education programs at schools, let's talk a little about the basic sciences that currently are included in these programs. We all know that in basic education we undergo subjects such as physics no matter if when you grow up you will become a physicist; in the same way we take subjects such as math, biology and chemistry regardless of whether we choose or not to be professional mathematician, biologist or chemist.

Final Thoughts. V Motion Project – Part I: The Instrument. Overview The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music.

V Motion Project – Part I: The Instrument

The client for the project, Frucor (makers of V energy drink), together with their agency Colenso BBDO, kitted-out a warehouse space for this project to grow in and gathered together a group of talented people from a number of creative fields. Producer Joel Little (Kids of 88, Goodnight Nurse) created the music, musician/tech wiz James Hayday broke the track down and wrestled it into Ableton, and Paul Sanderson of Fugitive built the tech to control the music with the help of Mike Delucchi.

I also helped with the music side of the tech and built the visuals software with motion graphics warlocks Matt von Trott and Jonny Kofoed of Assembly. Assembly also produced and directed the music video. The Instrument Unfortunately, this control and flexibility comes at a price… the system has a significant lag. Two Hearts Beat as One Up next.. Teach Kids to Program. Easy Stop Motion Animation for Beginners. While my girls have been in a little bit of camp this summer, it’s mainly been Camp Mom for our family: local adventures, crafts, and lots and lots of unstructured play.

Easy Stop Motion Animation for Beginners

We’re lucky to have some great neighbors with kids, and our girls have been lost in imaginative play that expands beyond the reach of anything I could possibly fabricate for them. However, we’ve had a few mornings filled with creative projects and this stop motion animation project is a winner. If you’re looking for a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) project, this is for YOU!

For the uninitiated, stop motion animation is a film making technique that makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own. Think Gumby or Wallace and Gromit. To make it work, you place an object in front of a camera and snap a photo. While my older daughter, age six, really flew with this project, her little sister who’s just two months shy of four also got in on the stop motion animation action. From three-year old R… Student Project Modules - Stop Motion.

Coding in Unity for the Absolute Beginner. Scripting Beginner Checked with version: 4.6 In this session we will introduce coding in C# to the absolute beginner.

Coding in Unity for the Absolute Beginner

This class is for someone who wants to get started, but doesn't know where to begin. We will discuss the very basics of coding, including variables, functions and classes and how to use them. DemoScript [Revision 1] Code snippet using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class DemoScript : MonoBehaviour { public Light myLight; void Update () { if (Input.GetKey ("space")) { myLight.enabled = true; } else { myLight.enabled = false; } } } DemoScript [Revision 2] using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class DemoScript : MonoBehaviour { public Light myLight; void Update () { if (Input.GetKeyDown ("space")) { myLight.enabled = true; } if (Input.GetKeyUp ("space")) { myLight.enabled = false; } } }