Coding to Learn in Newark — Scratch Foundation Blog How accessible is computer science in Newark? Are people talking about coding? Very few schools in Newark have computer science as a part of the curriculum in a meaningful way; this is especially true at the elementary-school level. That is partly because too few teachers have computer science or programming backgrounds. Despite national efforts like Hour of Code or the proliferation of coding camps that are popping up around the country, coding has not taken root in Newark as of yet. Through strategic partnerships and community outreach, Newark Kids Code seeks to create a city-wide coalition to create a culture that encourages and supports kids learning to code at an early age.
Computer Science for Homeschool Students by Richard G Baldwin The New Face of Computer Science Education - The Scratch Generation Professor Baldwin discusses the potential impact of Scratch-like products on computer science education in the future. Published: August 7, 2008Revised: February 17, 2010By Richard G. Baldwin Homeschool Programming Notes # 10000 Preface
Minecraft: The video game that builds kids' brain cells Please rotate your device Mind Craft Microsoft’s popular video game Minecraft helps kids learn everything from programming, science and math to art, languages and history.by Stephen Shankland Concerned because you can’t pry your daughter away from Minecraft? Worried that your son spends every moment obsessing over moves in the super-popular video game? Chill.
Best Websites for Children to Learn to Code - Summer 2015 Edition So your child wants to learn to code or you would like to introduce them to coding. There are lots of fantastic websites that help kids learn programming skills, but where should you start? I've tried out lots of coding websites for children at the school where I teach, with my own children and at the CoderDojo that I volunteer at. Scratch Developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten with the MIT's Media Lab research group, Scratch is a new programming language that facilitates the creation of interactive, cartoons, games, musical compositions of stories, simulations and their shares on the Web. Scratch is a free software designed to introduce students from the age of 8, to fundamental concepts in mathematics and computer science. It is based on a fun of algorithmic approach, to help them to create, to reason and to cooperate. It also promotes the sharing on the Web. From 2007, the website was opened to allow everyone on the one hand to publish, so sharing its projects on the Web, and on the other hand to provide assistance to the implementation of Scratch.
EV3 Tutorial This tutorial for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is divided in two sections. The “Essentials” are things every EV3 programmer should know. Some of these movies have exercises directly under them. It’s important to do these exercises, not just assume you “get it.” Anyone Can Learn to Program with Scratch One of the most powerful things about the Leap Motion platform is its ability to tie into just about any creative platform. That’s why we’ve launched a Platform Integrations & Libraries showcase where you can discover the latest wrappers, plugins, and integrations. Whether you started programming at four years old, or yesterday afternoon, there’s nothing like that first time when something you coded springs to life and says “Hello World!”
Learn Minecraft Hour of Code Grades 2+ | Blocks Moana: Wayfinding with Code Tutorial: Most Useless Machine EV3R Most Useless LEGO MINDSTORMS Machine EV3 This useless machine is inspired by the “Most Useless Machine EVER” by “SaskView”. Now you can build one too, using the instructions below. All you need is one LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit (#31313). Blockly for PICAXE - Software Product Details Blockly for PICAXE is a free powerful visual programming tool for generating PICAXE microcontroller programs. By stacking coloured blocks on top of each other a control program can be rapidly generated. This simple click’n’drag programming method allows students to rapidly develop control sequences for real life microcontroller projects. Blockly can be run online in a web browser on almost any device that has an internet connection. For offline use Blockly is embedded within PICAXE Editor and is also available as a standalone (installed) Chrome app.