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Updated by Margie Brown on Jan 12, 2014
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Learn to Code

Programming for Kids

Pinterest board on Programming for Kids

5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

"Here's a simple and fun little infographic from the folks at, one of the Web's leading infographic producers. Here they show us the reasons why it's a good idea to introduce our kids to coding, one of the most increasingly vital skills in the workforce today." via

More Coding Resources

fabulous resources that I want to share with any of you who are considering the idea of teaching programming to kids.

Jonathan Wylie | Education Technology Consultant

My BIG list of iPad Coding Apps for kids!

Hackety Hack!

Check out what other people are doing with Hackety Hack! The Programs section is chock full of fun projects from other Hackety users. You can even upload your own! Put your account information into the Hackety Hack app, and you'll be able to share all the programs you create.


Kodable is a free educational iPad game offering a kid-friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. For kids ages 5 and up, and tools for grownups too!


A MiddleWeb Blog We were in the midst of moving the oversized red bird around the maze to capture the evil green pig, using block-style programming codes up on the interactive board, when one of my sixth grade students raised her hand and asked the inevitable question: "Mr. H, why are we learning about computer programming in writing class?

10 Kids Changing The Tech World
  1. Jen Lamere, 17, Twivo Lamere's app acts as a pause button for TV spoilers. Tweets pertaining to a live event can be delayed, and they'll show up at the top of the tweet stream after the event has concluded. Presented by American Express: Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, is just one Member of the American Express #PassionProject.
The Shift from Creating ON the iPad to Creating FOR the iPad

Many times I post articles on creation-based tasks for teachers and students. This morning I would like to share a story about a Westlake High School student that saw an educational need and began creating content FOR the iPad. And this is where our story begins....

Gaming and Programming in Education

Marianna Husain, EdTech at Barton Creek Elementary has created this list:
How gaming is changing our youth and how we can translate that learning style to education. Game programming and computer programming for kids resources included as well.