Ollie & Sphero : Toys & Games

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Description

We create connected toys, fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics to offer a new kind of open play experience. With our smart robots and open software we hope to inspire the next generation of inventors and programmers”

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The ingenious free app is packed full of thrilling multiplayer games, programmable tricks and stunts. So get building your own perilous ramps and raceways and prepare to unleash this reckless robotic adrenaline-junkie..

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Sphero Ollie, the cylindrical and bad-ass bigger brother of the original Sphero. It may look like something pinched from the set of a Tron film; but this futuristic, app-controlled robot is set to usher in a new, adrenaline-fuelled driving experience. o.

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  •  Unleash a futuristic, app-controlled adrenaline junkie
  •  Travels at a blistering 6.3 metres per second (14mph!)
  •  Bluetooth connectivity up to 30 metres, let it roll free
  •  60 glorious minutes of driving time on a single charge
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We created the SPRK program because we believe play is a powerful teacher. Whether you’re an educator or a parent, SPRK lessons give kids a fun crash course in programming while sharpening their skills in math and science. Download the free lessons or see what teachers are saying about Sphero in the classroom on twitter. – See more

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We create connected toys – but that’s not all. By fusing technology with robotics, our toys are teaching and inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Programming isn’t easy, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to give kids a strong foundation. All you need is a Sphero. – see more..

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  •  Unrivalled manoeuvrability, able to turn on a dime
  •  Spin, drift, and flip with app-powered tricks
  •  Effortlessly leaps off ramps and gets some serious air
  •  Rugged on the outside, incredibly smart on the inside

Originally posted 2017-08-30 09:58:51.

Scratch : Download

Scratch

Description

Scratch is great for students of all ages. I like the use of drag and drop. The colourful layout makes it interactive and easy for all students to grasp quickly.

The online community is vast and very knowledgeable.  There are many tutorials for scratch as well as many pre defined resources to give students a head start.

To download and install Scratch click here. To play online (without having to download it) click here.

Check out my review of the best Chromebooks for education for an easy way to play Scratch online.

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The Scratch Wiki is a collaboratively-written wiki available for free that provides information about the Scratch programming language and its website, history, and phenomena surrounding it. The wiki is supported by the Scratch Team, but is primarily written by Scratchers. The Scratch Wiki is a popular source of information for scripts and tutorials, and it continues to grow as Scratchers use it as their primary source of information.

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Scratch 2 is designed to support screen sizes 1024 x 768 or larger. projects to the Scratch 2 website.

If your computer doesn’t meet these requirements, you can try downloading and installing Scratch 1.4, which you can still use to share

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Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively

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You can install the Scratch 2.0 editor to work on projects without an internet connection. This version will work on Mac, Windows, and some versions of Linux (32 bit).

The MIT Scratch Team and collaborators are researching how people use and learn with Scratch (for an introduction, see Scratch: Programming for All). Find out more aboutScratch research and statistics about Scratch.

I encourage you to try either the online or installed version of Scratch. There is a wealth of resources and a huge community to help you and students of all ages learn computer programming.

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Originally posted 2017-08-26 09:57:29.

LightBot Puzzles : iphone & iPad

Description 

Great for younger beginners ,Lightbot is a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.

Lightbot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals.

Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts of any age.

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This is a great introduction App for younger learners. Easy to pick up and play.

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NO in App purchases every thing is included for only £1.99

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Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts from the very young +

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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All schools are encouraging children of all ages to have a go at some kind of coding. This app is a great introduction.

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Originally posted 2017-08-25 09:58:00.

RoboCom: Android

Description

RoboCom is a very simple, easy to use. Using visual programming language enabling you to familiarize yourself with the basics of computer science.

Programme  your own robot.

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* new command CleanRoom
* new command GoHome
* save OPTION states
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* import EXAMPLES from help to grid
* dialog window when EXIT button was pressed
* fixed issue with save SLOT
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* HW BACK button – jump to Visual editor instead EXIT from app
* fixed hide TOOL window when was called but not pressed
* fixed a few minor bugs

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* fixed issue with rotation on startup
* change icon of WHILE / REPEAT / UNTIL* build-in help
* Open RoboCom WEB page from help via URL

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Check out the Developers website for hints tips and more

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Download for FREE and have a fun learning.

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Originally posted 2017-08-23 09:57:04.

Udemy C++ : Android

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Description

This course is good for  beginners, start writing programs in C++, taught by Jeremy Siek, professor at the University of Colorado. No prior knowledge of C++ is assumed.

Like the textbook, the course quickly dives into problem solving and making use of the C++ standard library, including strings, vectors, and lists. The emphasis is on teaching you the parts of C++ that you will most likely need in your day-to-day programming.

This course is Part 1 of a planned two-part sequence. Part 1 covers the first seven chapters of Accelerated C++, in particular, Chapters 0 through 6. The course consists of six videos of 50-60 minutes each.

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This course is Part 1 of a planned two-part sequence. Part 1 covers the first seven chapters of Accelerated C++, in particular, Chapters 0 through 6. The course consists of six videos of 50-60 minutes each.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

– Organizing data and using sequential containers
– Using library algorithms
– Code Examples

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

– Working with strings and if statements
– Looping and working with batches of data
– Organizing programs

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Originally posted 2017-08-22 09:57:09.

RoboCom Basic : iPhone & iPad

Description 

RoboCom is a very simple, easy to use. Using visual programming language enabling you to familiarize yourself with the basics of computer science.

Programme  your own robot.

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* new command CleanRoom
* new command GoHome
* save OPTION states
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* import EXAMPLES from help to grid
* dialog window when EXIT button was pressed
* fixed issue with save SLOT
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* fixed issue with rotation on startup
* change icon for commands icon WHILE / REPEAT / UNTIL

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Get RoboCom FREE from iTunes 

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Check out the Developers website for hints tips and more

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Download for FREE and have a fun learning.

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Originally posted 2017-08-12 13:30:02.

Kano : Toys & Games

Description

Kano

All the parts and information you need to make your very own computer.

The Kano kit  is powered by Rasberry piopen source software with years of development and experience for contributors from all over the world.  Add your monitor and your computer is complete.

Learn while your build,  programme, teach and have fun.

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Kano is a story. With illustrated ideas and simple steps, build a computer, make stuff, and explore a new world. Meet cool characters and level up.

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Kano is a computer you build and code yourself.
Lego simple, Raspberry Pi powerful, and hugely fun.

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Our books, Make a Computer and Code Powers, are illustrated, intuitive, and free – filled with stories and projects for computer makers young and old.

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a registered educational charity (registration number 1129409) based in the UK. Our Foundation’s goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects. See our storiespage for more information about the Foundation’s charitable work.

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Kano OS is the simplest, but most powerful operating system for the Raspberry Pi. Loaded with apps and projects designed to bring making and playing to everyone.

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Your magic wand. Type overhand or hold it game controller style.
Navigate nimbly with an integrated touchpad, and independent click buttons. Wireless, two ways – USB RF for your Kano, and Bluetooth for the World

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Originally posted 2017-07-18 13:15:43.

Move The Turtle: iPhone & iPad

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Description 

Looks great on the iPad and compatible with iPhone, worth the £1.99. Give it a go, your love it too!

Move The Turtle is an educational application suitable for young learners teaching children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands.

Move the Turtle is friendly Turtle that will introduce you and your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment.

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You and your child will learn how:

To plan complex activities composed of simple elements
How to reuse previously completed work.

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Programming is about more than completing tasks, it is also about implementing your own ideas using your imagination.

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Move the Turtle teaches children (ages 5+) the basics of programming.
Challenges and rewards keep children (with parents’ assistance) & teenagers (on their own) engaged!

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Learn how  to use graphics, spatial orientation and sound in programming.

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You have the opportunity to create your own programs from scratch or based on our inspiring examples.

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Looks great on the iPad and compatible with iPhone, worth the £1.99. Give it a go, your love it too!

Originally posted 2017-07-15 13:46:01.

Cato’s Hike (lite) : iPhone & iPad

Cato's Hike (lite) app review

Description 

Cato’s Hike is a game for the iPhone & iPad teaching  young children and beginners basic programming skills.Younger students will enjoy solving levels using simple coding techniques while older students will be able to use advanced concepts.

Learning to use loops and branching as well as even more advanced concepts such as basic stack or memory. The LITE version is more that enough encourage the young and beginners to start learning whilst encouraging them to progress further.

Cato is a little boy who just like every little boy likes to go out and play. One fine day Cato was playing outside when a portal to another world opened up in front of him; a portal to another world!

Cato stepped through and discovered that this world unlike his own didn’t follow the same rules. Every time he tried to take a step or an action he’d find himself stuck in place. Stuck that is until he finally discovered the rules in this universe: by writing a program for himself he would be able to overcome all obstacles and learn something new along the way!

learning Code for Kids” loves the “Lite” version. It is colourful and keeps the user engaged.

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This is the Lite version, and includes the tutorial world and the *FULL* map editor with sandbox mode so you can create your own little worlds and puzzles.  Play them, challenge your friends and family.

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* Simple programming interface using beautiful cards with pictures
* 59 levels and 10 tutorials (always working to add more!)
* Powerful map editor so you can create your own maps and puzzles and share with friends
* Preview your maps directly in the map editor to save time and test out your maps more quickly!

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* Saves program progress so you can pick up at any time and iteratively develop
* Email your puzzle solutions to share your genius with others
* Beautiful artwork and amusing sound effects and music
* A manual to help guide parents and more interested users

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* Puzzles ranging from easy to hard to teach different programming concepts without trying to force them
* Loops, branches and if/else, and simple memory using colored flags are the main tools used to introduce programming
* Emailed maps include gorgeous screenshot of what you are sending so your friends know what to expect

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The full version of the game unlocks the rest of the worlds and allows you to  share your programs and maps.

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* Cato’s Hike teaches children (ages 5+) the essentials of programming and how to think about solving complex problems
* The challenges in there are solvable easily by children of all ages but more nuanced and complex solutions should challenge teenagers and parents alike!

Originally posted 2017-07-09 13:15:35.

Udemy : iPad & iPhone

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Description

Udemy is one of the world’s largest destination for online courses, training, and tutorials.

I chose Udemy for the older students wanting to learn coding and programming. Their introductory lessons and Apps give you a real insight and understanding.

Whether you want to get promoted, break into a new industry, start a company, continue your education, further a passion, or just accelerate your life, Udemy has a course to help you get there.

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  • Discover thousands of on-demand, online courses.
  • Watch courses on the go: video lectures, audio lectures, presentations, articles, and anything inside your course.
  • You can watch your course offline
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  • Udemy is available on demand, 24 / 7, so you can learn when and where you want. 
  • Learn many Programming Languages
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  • Save courses for offline viewing so you can watch them while you’re on a plane or subway!
  • You can watch videos at 2x speed – Want to learn even faster?!? Watch your video lectures in multiple speeds. Learn more in less time.
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Udemy is the world’s largest destination for on-demand, online courses.

With the Udemy app, you can squeeze in a few lectures on your commute. Or before bed. Or during lunch. Or just whenever you can find the time.

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When you download the Udemy App, you’ll join over 3,000,000 people who have already made the decision to accelerate their lives by taking a Udemy course.

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Other coursed you can take with the experts from Udemy

– Programming
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Originally posted 2017-07-06 13:15:37.