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Ideas for Teaching Computer Technology to Kids

A collection of ideas and resources that might help someone who wants to teach kids about computer technology

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Facebook-led initiative to promote computer science and programmingherbcle

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 14:11:22 +0000 TechPrep is a Facebook-led initiative, supported by McKinsey & Company, to promote computer science and programming as a career option and to provide resources to get started.   Advertisements

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Visual and Text-based Programing for Science Classroomsherbcle

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 21:30:58 +0000

This looks really great! ViMAP is an open-source programming language and modeling environment designed for the K12 science classroom. When students use ViMAP, they can learn science by using visual programming to build models and simulations. In close collaboration with elementary and middle school teachers, we have designed ViMAP and the lesson guides so that … Continue reading

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Robot Birds Teach Kids To Program In ‘Secret Coders’herbcle

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 18:47:21 +0000 A comic books that teaches the basics of coding!

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Learning with Robots Websiteherbcle

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 18:45:05 +0000 A good resource for doing robotics activities. I especially like this page:  

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Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazineherbcle

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 14:10:54 +0000

Here is a great new magazine.  “Kids, Code, and Computer Science magazine is a bi-monthly online and print magazine about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives. The magazine includes hard to find information, for example, a list of 40+ programming languages for education, coding schools, summer tech … Continue reading

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 01:22:44 +0000 If you want to create a 3D model, you’ll probably either use a graphical CAD tool or a programming-based tool (like OpenSCAD). Although BeetleBlocks is graphical, it is more akin to OpenSCAD than a graphical CAD program. That’s because BeetleBlocks is–more or less–Scratch for 3D modeling. Scratch is the graphical block-structured language developed by … Continue reading

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Outside-the-Box Robotics Activitiesherbcle

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 00:49:01 +0000   “a list of some fun, easy-to-implement or inexpensive project ideas for both inside and outside the classroom”  

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RoboLeague Documentary”herbcle

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:37:49 +0000

This was a really nice documentary about FIRST robotics. “RoboLeague, a documentary airing on AT&T U-Verse Buzz Ch. 1000, follows five FIRST Robotics Competition teams as they strive for glory at the 2015 FIRST Championship! “

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Mary Rose Cook: A programming language for childrenherbcle

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:18:43 +0000 “A child starts learning to read and write at age 5. Why can’t they start learning to program then, too? I am making Isla, a first programming language for young children. The accompanying environment is called Storytime and lets a child use Isla to write text adventures.”

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Basics of the Internet videosherbcle

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:22 +0000

Here is a very good series of videos explaining basics of the Internet

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