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10 places where anyone can learn to code. Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he says, “but that doesn’t really make you fluent.” Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code Fluency, Resnick proposes in this TED Talk, comes not through interacting with new technologies, but through creating them. The former is like reading, while the latter is like writing. He means this figuratively — that creating new technologies, like writing a book, requires creative expression — but also literally: to make new computer programs, you actually must write the code. The point isn’t to create a generation of programmers, Resnick argues.

At Codecademy, you can take lessons on writing simple commands in JavaScript, HTML and CSS, Python and Ruby. MENTAL HEALTH. Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression. All Things Science. Get To Know The Universe With These Amazing Astronomy Websites. Very few of us are likely to ever make it into outer space, unless the various space tourism ventures become mainstream successes. Even then the price of being flown into space will be so high that normal, everyday folk like you and I will only be able to look on with dreams of one day affording such a once-in-a-lifetime trip. The closest most of us will ever get to the stars and planets is observing them from here on this big blue ball we call Earth. But even getting access to a telescope powerful to see things in any detail can be an expensive ordeal. Thankfully the Internet presents a solution, with a multitude of astronomy websites dedicated to astronomy and the bodies which exist outside our own planet’s atmosphere.

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Khan Academy. iCreate to Educate. Coursera. UPDATE: we're doing a live, updated MOOC of this course at stanford-online July-2014 (not this Coursera version). See here: CS101 teaches the essential ideas of Computer Science for a zero-prior-experience audience. Computers can appear very complicated, but in reality, computers work within just a few, simple patterns. CS101 demystifies and brings those patterns to life, which is useful for anyone using computers today. In CS101, students play and experiment with short bits of "computer code" to bring to life to the power and limitations of computers. Everything works within the browser, so there is no extra software to download or install. CS101 also provides a general background on computers today: what is a computer, what is hardware, what is software, what is the internet.

Here is another video Nick created for this class. Playground - HomePage. OPEN2STUDY - FREE Online Study For Everyone - NEVER STOP LEARNING. Music Theory - Treble Clef (Understanding & Identifying Notes) Ear Training. My students are very drawn to the handbells I have in my studio.

They are always wanting to play them and of course, LOVE the colors! I use them frequently at group lessons and during camps, but I wanted to try and use them more and possibly incorporate them in regular weekly lessons. The biggest problem, as you can imagine, was adding another thing to a very tight lesson time. So, I tried something quick. I had my 4 year old student pick a couple of bells in her favorite colors - red and purple - and asked her to play them and then try to find which key on the piano matched the note she heard. It required quite a bit of my help, but she started to catch on. I wanted to try something easier for her, so I had her play both bells, one at a time, and try to figure out which pitch was higher. It took less than 5 minutes, which is good for lesson planning (and for the attention span of 4 year olds!) And just look at that smile...she loved it! Geekiz. Learning, powered by imagination. - Memrise.

Scratch. - Make your own Online Games Arcade, War Space & Platformer Games. Classroom Games - Microsoft Office Games PowerPoint Games. Gamestar Mechanic. Games based learning - Resources. Last Updated:8 November, 2012Section:Resources Classroom games Welcome to the Games-based learning collection of resources. Here you will find a range of ready to use resources, adaptable resources and lesson plans/suggestions for playful approaches to learning across the curriculum, as well as for encouraging learners to become creators of their own games. Why not contribute your own ideas? In the news - Gove’s computer science revolution General Resources Find suggestions for using games effectively, for display materials and for cross-curricular learning opportunities Games and learning poster A great display resource from Futurelab that offers a range of suggestions for how games can be used to enhance learning through the curriculum, as well as for developing the skills needed for future game makers.

Pupil name generator A fantastic name generator that can be used for games in class, as well as a multitude of other uses….. Games timeline Games-based learning analysis Design a game cover. Kodu and the Circuit of Reflective Action. Reflections on a quick lesson using Kodu – a piece of game creating software. Kodu is a free piece of software for PC (and Xbox – it is created by Microsoft) that enables children to create their own 3D, virtual-world games.

Like Scratch, it allows children to experience a relatively basic approximation of ‘coding’. Using a graphical interface, children select the commands that make up the ‘code’, rather than needing to know the variables and commands in advance. One game, two players – exploring possibilities in Kodu. I think Kodu is nice complement to Scratch in the primary classroom as it reinforces the idea that programming isn’t necessarily about learning one language (I think using Twine helps with this too) but rather it is about a way of thinking and organising instructions to achieve an aim. Creating interesting landscapes. Yesterday, I gave the children a chance to explore the possibilites of the software; I wanted them to see its potential before trying to apply this to a task. Alice.org. A Plethora of habitat websites and activities. Featured Post What it is: Kerpoof is one of my favorite creation tools for elementary students, it allows them to draw, create pictures, cards, books, and even movies.

My original post about Kerpoof can be found here. Kerpoof has added some new features that make it worthy of another post. Students can now save their pictures, cards, stories and drawings locally (on their computers). On each canvas is a JPEG icon that will allow any picture to be saved to the computer locally. They are working on making it possible to download the movies locally soon. Processing.org. Free Social Teaching and Learning Network focused solely on education. Learn. Together. Writers Club. Knoword - Expand your vocabulary.

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