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Computer programming for Middle & High School Students

A list of great ways to help students both learn about and write computer code.

Aug 24, 2014 - scratch.mit.edu - 114
Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Aug 24, 2014 - greenfoot.org - 87
Greenfoot

Learn and teach Java, one of the most popular languages in the world - also see http://greenroom.greenfoot.org/ for teacher resources.

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Calico

Aug 24, 2014 - calicoproject.org - 86
Calico

From IPRE Wiki The Calico Project is a framework for learning, doing, and playing with computation. At its core is an integrated editor, interactive console, and social interaction framework for exploring computer science through modern, dynamic languages. It is designed to be a simple, yet powerful, integrated development environment (IDE) for students, teachers, researchers---and regular humans, too!

Aug 24, 2014 - gamestarmechanic.com - 93
Gamestar Mechanic

Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games!

Aug 24, 2014 - kodugamelab.com - 81
Kodu | Home

Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.

Aug 24, 2014 - finchrobot.com - 83
The Finch

Snap! is a drag and drop programming environment developed by Jens Mönig and Brian Harvey. Snap! is a descendant of Scratch and adds a number of key features like creating custom blocks, recursion, and running in a browser. We have developed a utility, the BirdBrain Robot Server, that allows Finch and Hummingbird to be controlled from within Snap!.

Aug 24, 2014 - ai2.appinventor.mit.edu - 84
MIT App Inverntor 2
Aug 24, 2014 - codecombat.com - 89
CodeCombat: Multiplayer Programming

Learn programming with a multiplayer live coding strategy game. You're a wizard, and your spells are JavaScript. Free, open source HTML5 game!

Aug 24, 2014 - education.lego.com - 83
LEGO.com Home
Aug 24, 2014 - wiki.roboteducation.org - 90
Myro Hardware - IPRE Wiki

All of our documentation and software written so far applies specifically to the Scribbler and uses Python. There are community efforts to adapt the material to C++ and Scheme as well as other robots. See Introduction to Computer Science via Robots and the Myro Reference Manual.

Aug 24, 2014 - khanacademy.org - 87
Khan Academy

From kindergarten to calculus, Khan Academy is here to help. Sharpen your skills with over 100,000 interactive exercises. Over 100,000 interactive exercises. You may have heard about our videos, but did you know that Khan Academy has fun interactive math exercises that cover skills ranging from counting to calculus, grade by grade?

Aug 24, 2014 - codecademy.com - 83
Learn to code

Learn to code interactively, for free.

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CodeHS

Aug 24, 2014 - codehs.com - 92
CodeHS

CodeHS tutors are here to help when you get stuck.

Aug 24, 2014 - touchdevelop.com - 102
TouchDevelop - create apps everywhere, on all your devices!

Create apps everywhere - on all your devices! Keyboard optional. Share your programs with other people. Download the free app for Windows Phone, try the Web App in your browser! Explore all the programs on www.touchdevelop.com.

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Tynker

Aug 24, 2014 - tynker.com - 103
Tynker

Summer of Code with Tynker This summer, kids had a blast at Tynker camps! They learned programming, but more importantly, they learned that coding is fun! Held in San Francisco at the Children's Creativity Museum and at schools in Palo Alto, these week-long camps were a great way for beginners to start coding.

Aug 24, 2014 - stencyl.com - 83
Stencyl: Make iPhone, iPad, Android & Flash Games without code

Make iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Flash, Windows & Mac games without code using Stencyl.

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    For the past 13 years, Ron has worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and Kent Career Technical Center both teaching in the classroom and supporting educator professional development.

    Ron also is an adjunct professor in the teacher education programs at Aquinas College and Cornerstone University, where he teaches both pre-service and graduate courses.

    He has many years experience in helping others understand and use technology to enhance their teaching and learning, and increase classroom engagement.

    In addition, Ron provides educational technology support and consulting services to all of the local educational entities within the service area of the Kent ISD.

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