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Star Wars: The Force Awakens enseña a programar a los más pequeños de la casa. Además de saber inglés (o chino), las nuevas generaciones deberán dominar otro lenguaje: la programación.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens enseña a programar a los más pequeños de la casa

Por eso son cada vez más pequeños los que se inician en su aprendizaje. Para facilitar las cosas y hacerlas más amenas, este curso online enseña a programar usando personajes de Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Concretamente el droide BB-8, que se encarga de enseñar los comandos más básicos del lenguaje. La responsable es la organización sin fines de lucro Code.org, que en general buscan impulsar el interés en la programación y la computación, como podéis ver en el vídeo que encabeza esta entrada. El curso consiste en superar retos basados en mover a BB-8 usando líneas de código, y recolectar la chatarra que encontrará en cada uno de los pequeños mapas mientras nos guía Rey, la que parece la protagonista de la nueva trilogía. Por ahora solo existe un nivel del curso de programación, el de JavaScript, y está diseñado para niños de a partir de 11 años. 1dash1: Create and share bite-sized games. CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game.

Lightbot. Code Avengers: learn to code games, apps and websites. Coding for kids. Coding for kids. Edutopia. Awesome Websites to Get Your Kids Hooked on Programming - TheITBros. The success stories of people who used MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to pick up new skills and even change careers aren’t exactly rare nowadays.

Awesome Websites to Get Your Kids Hooked on Programming - TheITBros

You probably have heard of people learning how to code by signing up for classes on sites like Coursera, eDX, and Udacity, then leveraging the knowledge that they’ve gained to find jobs and/or internships. But what if your ten-year old kid expresses an interest in becoming a computer programmer? These MOOC sites aren’t exactly kid-friendly, and most of the courses that are hosted there require at least highschool-level knowledege to fully comprehend (plus kids might not be so keen on participating in online class discussions if their classmates are scary grownups). Codequest, un juego para iOS que ayuda a aprender a programar. Creado por codarica.com, y disponible en iTunes, codequest es un juego no gratuito (cuesta 2 dólares) que permite a los niños familiarizarse con la programación en HTML y CSS.

codequest, un juego para iOS que ayuda a aprender a programar

ScratchJr. Coding for kids. CodeSpells: Express Yourself With Magic by ThoughtSTEM. When we were young, wizards like Gandalf and Dumbledore struck a chord in our minds.

CodeSpells: Express Yourself With Magic by ThoughtSTEM

We spent hours pretending to be wizards and casting epic imaginary spells. Now, we want to bring that kind of creative freedom to video games. Instead of giving the player pre-packaged spells, CodeSpells allows you to craft your own magical spells. It's the ultimate spellcrafting sandbox. What makes it all possible is code. Spell-crafting sandbox: Craft and test your spells on the surrounding landscape - lift rocks, whip a river up into a tornado, anything!

Unlimited creative expression: With 4 different elements (earth, fire, water, air) and the ability to combine those elements in complex ways, the number of spells you can create is literally infinite. Two Basic iPad Apps for Teaching Coding to Kids. November 2, 2014 I got an email today from a teacher asking for some basic iPad coding apps to recommend to her kids.

Two Basic iPad Apps for Teaching Coding to Kids

Actually I have already reviewed several coding apps in the past but for something to start with I would suggest the two titles below. Check them out and let us know what you think of them. Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play. Beta The Game (left) and Hack ‘n Slash (right) By Tanner Higgin, Graphite.

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Programamos. 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? LittleBits. Kano - Make a Computer. Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Code and Program. When the conversation amongst educators turns to programming, Scratch is often the first resource that is mentioned.

Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Code and Program

Scratch allows students to program animations, games, and videos through a visual interface. Students create their programs by dragging together blocks that represent movements and functions on their screens. CodeMonkey. Game Maven from Crunchzilla. <h2>Game Maven from Crunchzilla is an interactive tutorial that lets anyone experiment with coding and write a few games.

Game Maven from Crunchzilla

<p> Game Maven from Crunchzilla uses Javascript. Please enable Javascript if you want to play with Game Maven. Otherwise, Game Maven will not be able to play with you. Code Maven from Crunchzilla. TouchLogo. Daisy the Dinosaur. Kodable.

Dynamic ART Lite - Graphical Programming for Kids. KineScript Lite : Visual Programming. Cato's Hike Lite: A Programming and Logic Odyssey. Move the Turtle. Programming for kids. Hopscotch: Coding for kids, a visual programming language.

Code Monster from Crunchzilla. For Schools. Not at all!

for Schools

No coding experience and no training is required. Teachers love Tynker because the self-paced curriculum gets students started on their own. Tynker provides a rich set of resources to answer student questions, such as videos, guides, tutorials, and the very helpful Tynker Troll that provides contextual help for students. We've found that teachers can also learn alongside the students, and in a collaborative environment, students can also help and inspire each other.

Bootstrap. The Fun Personal Smartphone Robot that You Can Program. Kodable. Daisy the Dinosaur. Tynker. Bee-Bot para iPhone, iPad y iPod touch en la App Store de iTunes.

BotBat. Moonbase. Hopscotch. Snap!