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Code Monster (for preteens, maybe younger with help) Code Maven (for teens and adults) Game Maven (difficult, for ages 16+)

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Elementary Computer Activities & Games - Grade Level first ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Code Monster from Crunchzilla <h2>Code Monster gets kids excited about programming. It is a combination of a game and tutorial where kids experiment with learning to code. <p> Code Monster use Javascript. Please enable Javascript if you want the play with the Code Monster. Otherwise, Code Monster will not be able to play with you. </p><p></h2>

Code Maven from Crunchzilla <h2>Code Maven gets teens excited about programming. It is an interactive tutorial where anyone can experiment with learning to code. <p> Code Maven from Crunchzilla uses Javascript. Please enable Javascript if you want to play with Code Maven. Otherwise, Code Maven will not be able to play with you. </p><p></h2> Course Introduction The Course-in-a-Box is a set of on-line materials to help teachers design App Inventor courses and/or modules. The course outline and materials are modeled after Professor David Wolber's course, "Computing, Mobile Apps, and the Web" at the University of San Francisco, which he has taught since a Google App Inventor pilot in 2009. You are welcome to use and have your students use the course materials directly, link to the materials, copy and remix them (citations/links are welcomed!)

Crossword puzzle maker The Crossword puzzle maker is used to make simple crossword puzzles. It turns out that good crossword puzzles of the type found in newspapers are fairly hard to generate, and require a pool of lots of words, not all of which are used. This program puts all of the words you specify (no more, no less) into a simple crossword puzzle. The puzzle that is generated will remain on this server for about two months. If you want to ensure that you have a copy of the generated puzzle, make sure you save a copy. If you want help with international characters, you can call up an Alphabet chart to use for cutting and pasting letters that are hard to type.

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. We've Open-Sourced Everything - CodeCombat Blog CodeCombat is a programming game for learning to code; a multiplayer coding challenge arena for sharpening your skills; a Y-Combinator-funded startup; and as of this weekend, the largest open source CoffeeScript project and a fantastic way to get into open source and game development. Whether you’re a novice programmer wanting to figure out this GitHub thing or an open source guru looking for something to sink your teeth into, check out our GitHub and join over two hundred CodeCombat Archmages in building the best programming game ever. Yes, we just open-sourced the last year of our lives–all the code, art, and music for CodeCombat–under the MIT and Creative Commons licenses. “Wait. You’re a for-profit startup, but you’re giving away all of your code? Are you crazy?”

Mobile Robotics with Scratch: The whole Truth about the integration of Scratch, Arduino and Bluetooth We wanted to create a simple strategy of integrating Scratch and Arduino to teach programming mobile robots. We came up with 4 tutorials that attack the major problems we encountered. Here they are. For a long time we struggled with the task of creating a simple, low-cost, platform-independent, reliable and stable strategy of integrating Scratch and Arduino in such a way that you could use Scratch to teach the principles and programming of mobile robots (including cars and walkers) to Middle School-aged kids. For this strategy, we posed the following requirements: Be based upon open and free platforms or at least platforms available at no cost, with an extensive and reliable developers community; Run at least on Linux and preferentially on both, PC x86 and Raspberry Pi; Support extensible, state of the art Scratch dialects such as MIT Scratch 2 and SNAP!

playcodemonkey Coding is the new literacy, and CodeMonkey will teach your students 21st century skills like problem solving, multiple-step, critical and analytical thinking skills. Students will help the monkey get his bananas back by writing lines of code in CoffeeScript, a real programming language used in the industry for developing web applications, mobile apps and games. Sign up for a free teacher trial today and get access to: 30 fun CodeMonkey Challenges Our teacher dashboard Accounts for 30 students Solutions to all challenges Lesson plans Sign up now for a free trial or purchase a teacher subscription.

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