Daisy the Dinosaur Daisy the Dinosaur is an iPad app that teaches basic programming to young children. It has a Challenge Mode, in which the user is given 5 challenges that increase in difficulty, beginning with programming the dinosaur to walk forward. In Freeplay Mode, the user can experiment with several different commands, including making Daisy grow or shrink. Stencyl Build Worlds If you're used to graphics editors like Photoshop, you'll feel right at home in the Scene Designer. Familiar features, such as a selection tool, zooming, grid-snapping and flood fill, will help you quickly craft complex worlds out of Actors, Tiles and Terrain. Create Actors Drop in graphics from your computer to create Actors on the fly.
Cargo-Bot – iPad The first game programmed entirely on iPad® Be Logical. Play Cargo-Bot Computer Game Design in the Classroom - Stencyl as a tool for creating Flash games I've been briefly highlighting some computer game creation tools over the past week. The first two articles are here: For this installment I want to focus on my current resource of choice: Stencyl Top 10 Best Sites to Learn How to Code - I'm Programmer 1. MIT OpenCourseWare MIT has opened all of its course content to web audiences, so anyone, anywhere can learn from one of the top American research institutions. MIT course ware has a number of courses related engineering and computer science. CS Fundamentals for grades K-5 Our Computer Science Fundamentals courses have about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.
Easy Scratch Project Ideas for Kids Scratch is an amazing programming environment for children to learn about computer programming. It’s graphical environment is so easy that most of us and kids as young as in 2nd grade will know how to work with it in less than an hour. Almost all kids and adults interested in computer programming will like to do more with it and in the process we may need some easy and interesting Scratch project ideas. There are thousand of projects are shared on Scratch website but let’s make a list over here to start with. This list shows beginner’s level Scratch project ideas.
Drawing with Ozobot Ozobot won’t move until at least one of the five bottom sensors sees a color. For instance Ozobot will just patiently sit, wait and blink when placed on a white sheet of paper. Place Ozobot on a dark area, like a wood desk or a black kitchen counter and Ozobot will immediately begin exploring and searching for the next adventure. Tip: Ozobot is Completely obsessed with finding a path and won't hesitate to jump off your dark desk. Drawing a perfect path.
What is Logo? "Logo is the name for a philosophy of education and a continually evolving family of programming languages that aid in its realization." - Harold Abelson Apple Logo, 1982 This statement sums up two fundamental aspects of Logo and puts them in the proper order. The Logo programming environments that have been developed over the past 28 years are rooted in constructivist educational philosophy, and are designed to support constructive learning. Constructivism views knowledge as being created by learners in their own minds through interaction with other people and the world around them. Ozobot Bit Adorable robot genius, anyone? These little ‘bots are guaranteed to bust even the most acquainted of minds. (We’re talking about you, nerds.) Ozobot's behaviour is programmed with a doodle, which is fantastic news, because intrigue of human-robot interaction aside, it’s likely been a couple of decades since it was deemed acceptable for you to get your scribble on. Thanks to Ozobot, no longer are illegible markings reserved for infants.
14sia - Robotics A robot is a electrical machine which is made to act and be like a living thing. A robot is a product of human imagination, and are pictured in many sci-fi movies. Robots that are being engineered now a days are programmed to help people. Only very basic robots can be made, that can only do tasks, not feel like a human.
Chip for Raspberry Pi by Soldering Sunday Chip and his friends, The Pixel Pals, live on Planet M and they are makers. Through their adventures, they learn about different materials and technologies, solve problems, and explore new ideas. 184 very special people helped bring Chip for Arduino to life through Kickstarter and now Chip is here to start a new adventure on the Raspberry PI - and he needs your help. Many electronic kits do not offer anything more than a battery and a LED. Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi Podcast Interview with Kara Swisher It’s easy to mistake computer science for programming, and Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi says that even the kids who will never work for Google or Microsoft should be educated in digital literacy. Partovi joined Re/code Executive Editor Kara Swisher on the latest episode of “Re/code Decode,” where he argued that we should start imparting the basics of computer science to kids in elementary school. “We don’t teach biology or chemistry to kids because they’re going to become surgeons or chemists,” Partovi said. “We teach them about photosynthesis and that water is H2O, or how lightbulbs work, just to understand the world around us. You don’t use any of it, but you do on a day-to-day basis use public-key encryption, and the average American has absolutely no idea what that is.” Vjeran Pavic for Re/code
Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools Illustration by Harry Campbell By Chad Sansing Our classroom glows with activity. One kid drafts a how-to article in which he explains the steps involved in wiring a cardboard Minecraft controller. Another writes a branching-path, choose-your-own-adventure story in Twine, a free, downloadable interactive fiction app. A student who’s claimed throughout his middle-school career that he isn’t a writer leans close to his laptop screen, finding and fixing coding errors.