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Coding – Programming

vector of a robotupdated 6-22-15

Program on computers, iPads, laptops–whatever works, whatever age. I’ll start this list by grade level and then continue with a mash-up:

Kindergarten

  1. BotLogic–great for Kindergarten and youngers
  2. Code.org–learn to code; with teacher accounts, no student emails required (join with Join code)
  3. Dash and Dot--hardware robots, must be bought
  4. Foos–app or desktop; K-1
  5. How to train your robot–a lesson plan from Dr. Techniko
  6. Kindergarten coding
  7. Kodable--great for K-2–learn to code before you can read
  8. Primo–a wooden game, for ages 4-7
  9. Program a human robot (unplugged)

1st Grade

  1. Code.org–learn to code; with teacher accounts, no student emails required (join with Join code)
  2. Espresso Coding–for youngers
  3. Foos–app or desktop; K-1
  4. Hopscotch–programming on the iPad
  5. Kodable--great for K-2–learn to code before you can read
  6. Primo–a wooden game, for ages 4-7
  7. Tynker

2nd Grade

  1. Code.orglearn to code; with teacher accounts, no student emails required (join with Join code)
  2. Espresso Coding–for youngers
  3. Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures
  4. Hopscotch–programming on the iPad
  5. Kodable--great for K-2–learn to code before you can read
  6. Kodu–build and play games
  7. Tynker

3rd Grade

  1. Blockly
  2. Build with Chrome–kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser
  3. Kodu–build and play games
  4. Minecraft

4th Grade

  1. Build with Chrome–kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser
  2. Khan Academy Computer Science
  3. Minecraft
  4. Robotics
  5. Scratch
  6. Snap!—runs in your browser
  7. Squeakland–build etoys with downloaded software
  8. WaterBear–web-based simple programming with drag-drop; free

5th Grade

  1. Build with Chrome–kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser
  2. Google Spreadsheets–code the spreadsheet with color that will reveal a secret picture
  3. Khan Academy Computer Science
  4. Lego Digital Designer
  5. Minecraft
  6. Robotics
  7. Scratch
  8. Snap!—runs in your browser
  9. Squeakland–build etoys with downloaded software
  10. Tinkercad–3D modeling–fee–perfect for 3D printing
  11. Windows Property menu–create a shortkey for any Windows tool through properties. Here’s a how-to for one example
  12. Wolfram Alpha widgets

Middle School

  1. Alice
  2. Auto Hotkey–free–simple shortkey programming for students; requires download
  3. Build with Chrome–kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser
  4. Code Avengers
  5. Code Monster
  6. Gamestar Mechanic–design video games
  7. Hakitzu–learning through games
  8. Khan Academy Computer Science
  9. Lego Digital Designer
  10. Looking Glass—animated story–offshoot of Alice
  11. Minecraft
  12. Notepad–coding using the Windows Notepad
  13. Python
  14. PythonMonk–free lessons for beginners on Python
  15. RoboMind–downloaded software
  16. Robotics
  17. Scratch
  18. Snap!—runs in your browser
  19. Squeakland–build etoys with downloaded software
  20. Tinkercad–3D modeling–fee–perfect for 3D printing
  21. Typing.IO–typing code for practice
  22. Windows Property menu–create a shortkey for any Windows tool through properties. Here’s a how-to for one example
  23. Wolfram Alpha widgets

Build a Game

  1. GameSalad–no programming knowledge required; drag-drop

Hour of Code

  1. By grade--in one school
  2. Intro video
  3. LiveBinder collection of links
  4. Hour of Code overview, basics, and more
  5. Resources
  6. Scratch tutorial–for Hour of Code

Scratch

  1. Animate a Sprite
  2. Animation
  3. Backgrounds–change with Broadcast
  4. Broadcast basics
  5. Broadcast sprite
  6. Broadcasting and sensing
  7. Create a sprite video
  8. Create a sprite video II
  9. Getting started–MIT
  10. Import new Sprite
  11. Intro
  12. Intro–basic skills
  13. List of tools
  14. Make sprite talk
  15. Move a sprite
  16. Programming with Scratch–college course with free enrollment from Harvey Mudd
  17. Scratch cards
  18. Scratch Curriculum from Scratch Ed
  19. Scratch Debug Activities
  20. Scratch Ed
  21. Scratch how–create sprite, move, sound, flag, repeat, more
  22. Scratch intro and basics–13 min.–very good
  23. Scratch main websites
  24. Scratch resources from Scratch Ed
  25. Symbaloo collection of Scratch resources
  26. Video how-to basics

Miscellaneous

  1. American Computer Science League–competitions for junior and senior high
  2. Build a website–a guide
  3. Chrome Experiments–geeky experimentation with programming
  4. Google Computer Science for High School–free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers
  5. I like programming video
  6. Kodu—game programming
  7. Learn to code
  8. Minecraft coding mod
  9. Robby Leonardi–programmer–a game played about programming in the style of Mario
  10. Stencyl–build games without coding with downloaded software
  11. Symbaloo collection for coding
  12. TED Talk on young programmers

 

 


3 Responses to Coding – Programming

  1. Jacqui

    Thanks, Robert. Should be quite useful.

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