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Alice.org

Alice.org
Using an innovative programming environment to support the creation of 3D animations, the Alice Project provides tools and materials for teaching and learning computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming across a spectrum of ages and grade levels. Read more... Alice 3.x: Emphasis on object-oriented concepts and a full transition to the Java programming language. Download... Alice 2.x: For learning logical and computational thinking skills and fundamental principles of programming. Download...

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Code & Conquer Most Important: Have Fun. And earn some badges. See how your strategy works out in different scenarios, challenge other players, receive points, earn badges and climb your way to the top of the leaderboard. Boost your coding skills. Do it playing. This game provides the perfect setting to introduce the key concepts employers ask you to know. LiveCode in Education Course Materials – Age 14 to 16 Based on the Scottish National level 4 and covering the complete syllabus. These notes are editable in a variety of formats and suitable to be adapted as a general introduction to programming for students anywhere in the world within this age group. These course notes have generously been provided by Steven Whyte, Computing Studies teacher at Gracemount High School, Edinburgh.

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An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language by Stephen Wolfram The Wolfram Language represents a major advance in programming languages that makes leading-edge computation accessible to everyone. Unique in its approach of building in vast knowledge and automation, the Wolfram Language scales from a single line of easy-to-understand interactive code to million-line production systems. This book provides an elementary introduction to the Wolfram Language and modern computational thinking.

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