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Coding for Kids

 

    Be a Thinker, a Tinker, a Creator, an Innovator!

                   

Play is the highest form of research. - Albert Einstein

Video Intro:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH7AjDMz_dc The Hour of Code!

Why learn to code?  

Simply, there are not enough people that know how to code to fill all the jobs currently available in America!

Girls Who Code--Summer Immersion Program: https://girlswhocode.fluidreview.com//

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/google-teams-disney-make-intergalactic-cartoon-inspire-kids-code/

http://www.gosphero.com/infographic-programming-is-the-language-of-success/

https://www.brainpop.com/technology/computerscience/

https://www.brainpop.com/technology/computerscience/computerprogramming/

http://code.org/educate/k5/introPD   What is Computer Science? (video)

http://csedweek.org/unplugged/thinkersmith  Video about Hour of Code!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nKIu9yen5nc   Video about coding for kids

      http://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/    Lots of coding choices -- Played in School (Codey’s Quest)

Coding Sites Specifically for Girls:

http://www.girldevelopit.com/materials 

http://code.org/girls

http://girlswhocode.com/

http://www.blackgirlscode.com/

https://www.womenwhocode.com/

http://www.cambio.com/built-by-girls/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/opinion/sunday/how-to-get-girls-into-coding.html?_r=2

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/12/girls-who-code-facebook-sheryl-sandberg/13784445/

Parents:

https://www.brainpop.com/games/blocklymaze/

http://lifehacker.com/how-and-why-to-teach-your-kids-to-code-510588878 How & Why Teach Your Kids to Code

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teach-kids-coding-resources-parents-matt-davis  Teaching Your Kids Coding

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/family-coding-day-hour-of-code-sam-patterson  Family Coding Day

https://www.helpkidscode.com/ 

https://gigaom.com/2013/08/06/if-school-wont-teach-your-kind-how-to-code-maybe-this-program-will/ 

Apple Stores- Youth Spark Programs:  https://www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/youthspark/youthsparkhub/programs/studentprograms/

Microsoft--Kodu download:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10056 

Seasonal Coding Activities: 

https://holidays.madewithcode.com/project/lights  Christmas Tree lights

    https://holidays.madewithcode.com/project/snowflake   Make a snowflake

http://studio.code.org/s/playlab/stage/1/puzzle/1  Penguin

http://static.studio.code.org/ Elsa - Frozen

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/12/02/3598093/google-santa-tracker-coding/  Complete a short coding project that teaches basic Javascript.  

http://scratch.mit.edu/ Create your own holiday card and more with Scratch!  Make your own holiday card

http://newsletters.livecode.com/december/issue183/newsletter3.html Make a Xmas Game

http://www.jeuxclic.com/jeux/game-1255417717.swf

    https://www.madewithcode.com/project/animation

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Apps & Games:

http://botlogic.us/#sthash.NJpixcrI.dpbs

Tyker, Google Santa Tracker, Lightbot, The Foos (beginner)  NEW  FREE apps for Android!

Run Marco!, Kodable, The Foos,  Cargo-Bot  NEW FREE  apps for Ipad!

The Foos is also available on KindleFire and works in Chrome browser! 

A FREE alternative to Minecraft:  https://www.michaelfogleman.com/craft/?utm_content=buffercc0d1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://www.tvokids.com/games/artbotaction 

http://www.playcodemonkey.com/challenges/0 

https://blockly-games.appspot.com/?lang=en 

http://eraseallkittens.com/

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/Buzz_Lightyear/web/

http://www.tvokids.com/games/artbotaction 

http://ptstech.net/lightbot.html

http://studio.code.org/s/course1

http://studio.code.org/s/course2

http://studio.code.org/s/course3

http://studio.code.org/hoc/1

https://learn.code.org/flappy/1

https://learn.code.org/s/artist/stage/1/puzzle/1

https://learn.code.org/s/playlab/stage/1/puzzle/1

http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/hourofcode20141

http://codecombat.com/?hour_of_code=true

https://blockly-games.appspot.com/

http://www.appinventor.org/   Build Apps for Android devices

http://light-bot.com/hoc.html    App for ios or Android

https://www.gethopscotch.com/   App for iPhone / iPad

http://www.daisythedinosaur.com/  App for iPhone / iPad

http://twolivesleft.com/CargoBot/  App for iPad

http://movetheturtle.com/  App for Ipad: $2.99

Codecademy: Hour of Code  App: iTunes

http://www.digitalsirup.com/apps/app_robologic.html  App

http://twolivesleft.com/CargoBot/  Ipad App

http://twolivesleft.com/Codea/  Ipad App -- Code to write other apps, like Cargo-bot!

http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/hour-of-code.html Invent Apps--don't just play them!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kodable/id577673067?mt=8  Kodable App

https://gethopscotch.com/hour-of-code   Hopscotch App

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/7-apps-teaching-children-coding-anna-adam 7 Apps

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Websites to Learn Coding

https://hourofpython.com/

https://thimble.mozilla.org/en-US/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKsx1UGeDB0&feature=youtu.be 

https://www.cs-first.com/materials

https://coderdojo.com/

https://www.codeschool.com/

http://www.edweb.net/code

https://www.madewithcode.com/

http://www.codecademy.com/

http://snap.berkeley.edu/hoc/#1

http://globaloria.com/hour-of-code

https://groklearning.com/csedweek/

http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster

http://turtleacademy.com/

http://www.codeavengers.com/

http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-maven

https://codehs.com/hourofcode/ 

https://lookingglass.wustl.edu/csedweek

https://pocketcode.org/

http://www.hackety.com/

http://www.robomind.net/en/index.html

https://www.makeschool.com/home/

https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?ref=home&q=coding+for+kids

http://www.kodugamelab.com/

https://www.touchdevelop.com/

http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/

http://newsletters.livecode.com/january/issue184/newsletter4.html   Build a compass app!

Learn to Program with Robots!

http://www.finchrobot.com/

http://www.gosphero.com/education/

https://www.makewonder.com/hourofcode

http://kinderlabrobotics.com/

https://www.makewonder.com/

Learn to Make Webpages!

https://webmaker.org/en-US/tools

http://www.w3schools.com/

http://www.codeavengers.com/

Games (most can be played on different platforms: tablets, Smartphone, Chromebook)

http://scratch.mit.edu/

http://gamestarmechanic.com/  Learn game design--similar to Minecraft!    

http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/resources/speed-racer-1-hour-scratch-introduction Speed Racer

http://livecode.com/your-hour-of-code/

https://bitsbox.com/hoc.html

https://learn.code.org/s/1

http://csedweek.org/unplugged/thinkersmith  "Unplugged" Hour of Code Activities--without technology

http://code.org/learn/beyond Beyond the Hour of Code--for when you've finished your assignment

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=hoc  Basic coding for kids

    http://www.kidsruby.com/  Coding with Ruby

https://www.khanacademy.org/hour-of-code/hour-of-code-tutorial/v/welcome-hour-of-code  Learn JavaScript

http://code.org/api/hour/begin/thinkersmith  Coding activity without a computer

 http://code.org/api/hour/begin/makegameswithus  Make your own phone app!

http://www.kodugamelab.com/   Downloadable coding program

http://code.org/api/hour/begin/tynker  Build your own game

http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/?domainredir=mindstorms.lego.com  Learn about Lego Mindstorms

https://webmaker.org/en-US/tools/#thimble   Webmaker

http://www.kodugamelab.com/about/  PC and Xbox

https://www.makegameswith.us/

https://www.edx.org/course-list/allschools/computer-science/allcourses

https://groklearning.com/

http://www.w3schools.com/

http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/hour-of-code/hour-of-html/v/making-webpages-intro

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/hour-of-code/hour-of-code-tutorial/v/welcome-hour-of-code

https://www.robomindacademy.com//go/navigator/storylines?course=HourOfCode

Teachers:

http://www.teachercast.net/tep76/  Why is the Hour of Code so important?

http://www.teachercast.net/?s=coding+in+the+classroom+part+2 Preparing for the Hour of Code

http://hourofcode.com/us/resources/how-to   How to teach the hour of code

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/15-ways-teaching-students-coding-vicki-davis

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teach-coding-classroom-resources-iste-14  Ideas to Teach Coding from ITSE '14

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/hour-of-code/hour-of-code-for-teachers/a/using-hour-of-code-in-your-classroom  Khan Academy

http://www.teachercast.net/tep71/ Coding in the Classroom podcast, Part I

http://www.lessonplanet.com/teachers/binary-coding-k-5th  Binary Coding

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/coding-for-kindergarteners-sam-patterson  Kindergarteners

http://www.espressocoding.co.uk/espresso/coding/index.html

http://learn.code.org/hoc/1  One-hour basic coding lesson

http://cybraryman.com/programming.html   A GAZILLION links to other resources!

http://python.org  Python is a free and powerful programming language used worldwide by those in industry, research, and higher education.

http://www.learnstreet.com/    Get started in JavaScript, Python, or Ruby!

http://www.lynda.com/Developer-training-tutorials/50-0.html   More advanced coding options

http://www.alice.org/index.php   Advanced

http://livecode.com/  Advanced

https://www.touchdevelop.com/hourofcode2   More coding activities for the more experienced....

http://www.cs-first.com/ 4 themes: Game Design, Storytelling, Fashion & Design, and Music & Sound

https://www.udemy.com/courses/Technology  Coding classes $$

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