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Welcome to our Hour of Code™!

Welcome to our Hour of Code™!

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HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids How does a Web page work? Well, the odds are you're sitting at your computer looking at this Web page through a browser. Most likely you're using a browser called Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Safari. A browser is a computer software program that can take you to different places on the Web by typing in the URL of a Web page and clicking "go" or "enter" on your keyboard. A browser also looks at the HTML tags on a site and translates those tags into what you're looking at now, a Web site. Different browsers interpret HTML tags a little differently, so what you see on one browser is not necessarily what you will see on another browser.

How to: Hour of Code 2014 So you are excited about Hour of Code, now what?? If you are a student - simply head to our Kidzworld Hour of Code Game, created by Tynker and let's get started! If you are a teacher and want to host your very own Hour of Code: here are the step by step instructions. 1. Watch this how-to video. 2. About An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Tynker This item has been hidden This item has been hidden This item has been hidden This item has been hidden This item has been hidden Tynker Creativity Tools Play all Whatever kids imagine, they can quickly build with Tynker's fun suite of creativity tools. Get a quick introduction to Tynker's visual coding tools including Tynker Workshop, Level Editor and Character Creator. Then start building your own games and apps. 0:49 0:49 This item has been hidden Resources for Educators Play all A collection of helpful videos for teachers.

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:

GameMaker: Studio GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional tools! In addition to making game development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks. Key Features GameMaker: Studio Feature Comparison *Only available for approved Xbox developers.

Codea, Hopscotch, Tynker - Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine Pink Sherbet Photography on Flickr These three applications make it fairly easy to learn basic software programming concepts, from block building (Hopscotch and Tynker) to the more sophisticated (but easy to understand) approach for the Codea iPad application. All three reward play and provide quick feedback as you build code. Hopscotch An iPad application that uses the AppInventor and Scratch paradigm of standalone and nested blocks you combine to create fun applications. While the range of possible actions appears small, blocks can be combined in many different ways for hours of creative fun.

Kodu Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Mattel and Tynker Join Forces to Help Kids Learn Computer Programming EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel and educational technology provider Tynker today announced a new collaboration to expand access to coding and computer science to children around the world. Combining Tynker's unique creative computing platform with some of Mattel's most compelling and iconic brands, the collaboration seeks to help children develop computer science knowledge and programming skills in a fun, intuitive and imaginative way. "It's no secret that increasing access to quality STEM learning opportunities for children around the world is of vital importance," said Michael Shore, PhD, Vice President and Head of Future Play at Mattel. "We have always been passionate about using the power of imaginative play to help foster learning and early childhood development, and we are excited to work with Tynker to help increase every child's proficiency in STEM skills, along with reasoning and critical thinking."

KineScript: Visual Programming Reviews KineScript is a visual programming language that children can learn a code and share it. It’s easy to make a scene with built-in sprite characters, stage images and sounds library. Drag a script and build the script block to control the flow and to change the behaviour.