Scratch : Online

Scratch, learning code for kids, one hour of code, scratch app review

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 on line 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.

This is the online version.  To downlaod and install Scratch click here

Scratch is a free desktop and online multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents to easily create games and provide a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming .

Scratch also encourages students  to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically while they create.

Age 8+

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To run Scratch 2, you need a relatively recent web browser (Chrome 7 or later, Firefox 4 or later, or Internet Explorer 7 or later) with Adobe Flash Player version 10.2 or later installed.

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Create stories, games, and animations Share with others around the world.

Check out the online tutorials too

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Try out these starter projects from the Scratch Team. Look inside to make changes and add your ideas.

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The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.

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Scratch allows users to use event driven programming with multiple active objects called “sprites“. Sprites can be drawn — as either vector or bitmap graphics — from scratch in a simple editor that is part of the Scratch, or can be imported from external sources, including webcam.

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Version 2.0 of Scratch is currently available online and as a desktop application for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.[1][2] The source code of Scratch 1.x is made available under GPLv2 license and Scratch Source Code License.

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Originally posted 2017-08-09 13:30:02.

Lightbot One Hour Coding : Android

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Description

Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game!

Light-bot for Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone anywhere from K to 12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!

Light-bot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like instruction sequencing, procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.

Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

Light-bot – Hour of Code features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Light-bot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge!

This version of Light-bot lets you play in English, French, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese! Just hit a flag icon corresponding to the language in the game!

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Lightbot One Hour Coding features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Lightbot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge! 

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Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

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A great introductory app to learn programming logic in a fun and colourful way for free,

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Lightbot One Hour Coding is created specifically for The ‘Hour of Code’, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

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Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game!

Light-bot for Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly!

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The ‘Hour of Code’ is nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. 

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Originally posted 2017-08-08 12:00:38.

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.

KineScript : iPad

Description 

KineScript is a great colourful app for learning  visual programming.  Children and beginners can learn coding and share there work.

Easily It’s easy to make a scene,  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. You can build animations, games and stories easily to share them by email.

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The library contains many other artist’s works; free sound clips and clip arts specially from openclipart community.

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Built-in characters, stage images and sounds library.
Support user defined variable.
Built-in script palettes;

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Character controls and animation functions, stage controls, if/while conditions, sub-routine,
math operations, sound controls, coloured-tracing and particle effects.

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Script inspector to change the number, colour, math operations and change a sprite or sound easily.
Dragging a script to easily to attach or detach to build block to work.

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Support full screen player window to run or to edit the scene.
Export to email and import from it.

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Includes easy how to guide.
Sound recoding.
Sample project included.

Originally posted 2017-07-11 13:30:34.

Cato’s Hike (lite) : iPhone & iPad

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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
– Entrepreneurship
– Photography
– Yoga
– Marketing
– Salsa
– Cake Decorating
– Design

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

LightBot One Hour Coding for iOS

Description 

Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game.

Light-bots One Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone anywhere from K to 12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!Light-bot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like instruction sequencing, procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

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This version of Light-bot lets you play in English, French, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese! Just hit a flag icon corresponding to the language in the game!

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Light-bot – Hour of Code features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Light-bot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge!

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Originally posted 2017-07-05 13:15:33.

Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles : Android

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Description

Lightbot Junior is specifically designed for ages 4-8, and is an easier version of the popular Lightbot: featuring a gentler learning curve and less complex puzzles.

It’s never too early to start programming! Lightbot Junior gets your little ones ‘coding’ within minutes!Lightbot Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.

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Teachers worldwide are choosing Lightbot first out of other games and software when introducing their students to programming.Lightbot Junior features 42 levels

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My son loves it! It’s simple enough for my five year old and he’s so proud of himself. He loves watching the little robot go the way he tells it to. I know this isn’t “real” coding but it’s prepping him to think properly to be able to code in a few years, after he’s mastered reading and writing. Best of all (for me), the app didn’t work n my tablet when I bought it so I wrote to the developer. I got a quick response that they were working on it and they kept me up to date as they fixed the problem. Their customer support is appreciated.”

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Sweet little app Would rate it 5*, but I second Róbert Belán in that I would like the robot to have a slow execution speed so my 3yo son manages to follow its moves and understand what’s happening. Maybe add a “Step by Step” button, which will make the robot execute each step of the sequence only when pressed. Or maybe even show the icon for its current action above his head or anywhere in the main area of the screen. I’m sure you can think of a way to help the youngest better understand what’s happening. Thanks!”

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My 6yo loves this app He’s working his way through the app and loves it. This sort of game teaches logical thinking, planning and even spatial orientation. Thoroughly recommended.”

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Originally posted 2017-06-28 09:45:36.

Small Basic from Microsoft

Microsoft Small Basic review

Description

Microsoft Small Basic is a simplified variant of the BASIC programming language, developed by Microsoft and intended as an easy programming language for beginners.

The language itself has only 14 keywords and the environment is beginner-friendly, with a straightforward interface.

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A faithful port of the famous Tetris game, this is the most popular and the most downloaded program on Small Basic.

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A Small Basic port of the famous SokoBan puzzle game. Quite possibly the most visually striking game built on Small Basic.

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Demonstrates object collisions using real world physics properties. Tweak properties like elasticity, gravity, etc. to see the effects.

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Microsoft Small Basic is a simplified variant of the BASIC programming language, developed by Microsoft and intended as an easy programming language for beginners. The language itself has only 14 keywords,[3] and the environment is beginner-friendly, with a straightforward interface.

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The “Small” prefix in the name smallBASIC reflects the project’s original intention of being used with the Palm, a small hand-held device. SmallBASIC was designed for portability, and is written in C with separate modules containing any code that is unique to a particular platform.[2][3]

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SmallBASIC is intended to support the same sorts of applications supported by GW-BASIC and QBASIC on the IBM PC, with support for drawing Graphic Primitives to the screen, creating sounds, String Manipulation, and displaying text in various fonts. 

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Originally posted 2017-06-26 09:45:33.