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Teaching Kids to Code

Teaching Kids to Code
Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code. We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We are teaching coding to help our kids craft their future. In this collection we share many different perspectives on coding, from a university professor's vantage point (MIT's Mitch Resnick describes why learning to code is like learning to learn) to an entrepreneur's reflections from his cross-country roadtrip to bring coding--and his stuffed dog--to classrooms across the U.S. We should always teach children to bake bread, feed the goats and wield a hammer.

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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code. Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming. Programming Tutorials From Made With Code by Google: Google's Made With Code project has a mission of encouraging girls to pursue careers in computer science.

Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Summer Coding Adventure For a new generation of students growing up in a digitally-connected century, all roads lead to code. Coding is the new literacy. It will not replace foreign languages, but it will be the global vernacular for understanding how technologies work. Making Distance Sensors: trigger the Touch Board with proximity Step 8 Spot the difference This code is basically the same as the Touch MP3 code that ships with the Touch Board. The only difference is that the threshold for detecting a touch has been decreased (along with the threshold for detecting a release, for balance). If you have the Touch MP3 code to compare against, you can see that lines 69-78 in Proximity MP3 have been added in, but the rest are the same.

Teaching kids how to write computer programs, by Marshall Brain by Marshall Brain Let's say that you have children, and you would like to help them learn computer programming at a youngish age. As the father of four kids, I have tried to approach it from several different angles. What I would like to do here is collect some ideas for parents who are looking for different options. Let's start with a something important: Every kid is different.

Game Design 2015 Hi! We are from Tower Hill and we are the Digital Game Design (CodeMasters) class of 2014-2015! This year we worked on projects involving different code languages, primarily Javascript and HTML (which this website is using). Some projects include the making of Java based Tic-Tac toe game to a fully functioning clicker game. Please check out our webpage and our projects (please see warning and liability below) Scratch Games Raspberry Pi Model B+ 512 MB Mainboard • The Brand New Model B+ Raspberry Pi Mainboard • All new features makes this the best Raspberry Pi yet!• Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080P• 40pin extended GPIO to really enhance your projects to the next level• New Micro SD card slot for storing information and operating systems• Four USB ports and an RJ45 10/100 network socket add connectivity with many external devices• CSI Camera Port to connect your Raspberry Pi Camera• DSI Display Port to connect directly your touch screen display• To help you learn computer programming Python and Scratch programming languages are included with the operating system Raspberry Pi OS Final PDF >> What is it?

Teaching Coding: Where Do You Start? EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. Soon after I wrote my last article on Edsurge “Where Does Tech-ed Belong in Edtech?,” advocating for the need for computer science education, there was a surprising amount of activity in this area--from President Obama’s interview to the much talked about video. Learn to Make Interactive Graphics with Updated Getting Started with Processing We started the Processing project in 2001 as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context. Instead of printing “Hello World” to the console, people start by drawing a line to the screen. Since then, Processing has evolved many times over into what it is today — a powerful, minimal environment for learning, sketching, and producing professional work, with a dedicated community of contributors who extend the software with the ever-growing list of libraries (extensions). As always, Processing is free software and can be downloaded from the project website.

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