Computer Programming Tools in Schools Computer Programming Tools in Schools (CPTS) is a multi-language curriculum that uses three tools Scratch, StarLogo TNG, and Etoys to teach fundamental computer science concepts and programming skills in the context of homeland security-relevant topics including food safety and risk models. These three tools are beginner-friendly programming tools developed by different labs at MIT and University of Illinois but share a drag-and-drop graphical interface. The CPTS curriculum is designed for use in an introductory course for middle or high school students with no prior programming experience, with the goal of engaging students' interest in computer science and preparing them for further studies in these and related fields. All the activities are project-based and student-centered, using a variety of formats, including games, simulations, and interactive media.
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Learning to code 17 April 2012Last updated at 03:27 ET The app Rory made in his course Who needs to learn to code? You might think that a knowledge of computer programming is much like plumbing or car maintenance - something of use only to those who are going to make a living from that trade. Creating a Simple 'Angry Birds' Style Game in Scratch Here's some instructions I've made explaining how children can create a simple 'Angry Birds' style game using Scratch. Download Angry Birds Media
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