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Programming

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

Kindergarten

Start kindergartners with problem solving. If they love Legos, they’ll love coding

  1. BotLogic–great for Kindergarten and youngers
  2. Code–learn to code, for students
  3. Daisy the Dinosaur—intro to programming via iPad
  4. How to train your robot–a lesson plan from Dr. Techniko
  5. Kindergarten coding
  6. Kodable--great for youngers–learn to code before you can read
  7. Move the Turtle–programming via iPad for middle school
  8. Primo–a wooden game, for ages 4-7
  9. Program a human robot (unplugged)

1st Grade

  1. Code–learn to code, for students
  2. Espresso Coding–for youngers
  3. Hopscotch–programming on the iPad
  4. Primo–a wooden game, for ages 4-7
  5. Tynker

2nd Grade

  1. Code–learn to code, for students
  2. Espresso Coding–for youngers
  3. Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures
  4. Hopscotch–programming on the iPad
  5. 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. 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

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. Tinkercad–3D modeling–fee–perfect for 3D printing
  10. Windows Property menu–create a shortkey for any Windows tool through properties. Here’s a how-to for one example
  11. 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. Robotics
  16. Scratch
  17. Snap!—runs in your browser
  18. Tinkercad–3D modeling–fee–perfect for 3D printing
  19. Windows Property menu–create a shortkey for any Windows tool through properties. Here’s a how-to for one example
  20. Wolfram Alpha widgets

 Miscellaneous

  1. Activate!—create games
  2. American Computer Science League–competitions for junior and senior high
  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. Robby Leonardi–programmer–a game played about programming in the style of Mario

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. Scratch cards
  17. Scratch how–create sprite, move, sound, flag, repeat, more
  18. Scratch intro and basics–13 min.–very good
  19. Scratch main websites
  20. Video how-to basics

Hour of Code

  1. Intro video
  2. Scratch tutorial–for Hour of Code

 

 


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