7 Sites That Make Programming For Kids Fun
A recent Ted Talk featuring the charismatic 6th grade programmer Thomas Suarez has shown that programming is a skill that can be learnt at any age. With the huge number of sites and products dedicated to programming for kids, there has never been a better time to get your class coding. Statistics from the Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees have shown that only 4.1% of master’s degrees awarded in 2009 were in Mathematics and Computer Science. This is concerning as many of today’s fastest growing professions are in related disciplines. With this need for programmers growing everyday, here are seven sites that focus on programming for kids and will encourage, nurture and ignite the coding spark for your students. 1. Aimed at students aged 8-16 years old, Scratch is one of the best ways to take the first leap into programming. 2. Alice is a 3D programming environment that allows students create animations, interactive games, or videos to share on the web. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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