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TinkerLearn. Learn to build apps by DOING

Really fun! I feel like this is going to be an amazing way to learn about making iOS apps. Very excited to try more and more of these!"

Five Best Programming Languages for First-Time Learners

If you're thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you're trying to learn, what you want to do with the skill, and where you want to eventually go from there.

How to Teach Kids to Make Apps (Sort of)

Published on September 12th, 2013 | by Frances Kerfoot You have probably seen lots of news stories about kids who are as young as 7 developing iPhone and Android apps and maybe you started wondering "why isn't my kid doing that"? Unfortunately, it's not necessarily an easy thing to make an app.

Introduction to Programming

About this course An introduction to programming with an emphasis on game design, interactive animations, and storytelling. Topics covered include loops, conditionals, events, motion, pen drawing, collision detection and more. Students are introduced to concepts in an interactive framework with narration, videos, and guided tutorials.

Should Schools Treat Coding as a 'Basic Literacy'?

The story notes that kids as young as 7 years old are now taking basic coding classes online and that, at least in New York City, afterschool private lessons in coding—akin to piano lessons or private academic tutoring—are not unheard of. Meanwhile, coding "boot camps" are gaining popularity among older students looking to gain marketable skills.

Girls Who Code

Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

According to, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code. In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code.

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change the World. Here's How. Interview with Krishna Vedati

03/05/2014 As markets get frothy and the Nasdaq marches toward 5,000, I would understand if you believed that we're on the road to a painful burst of yet another bubble. That road - littered with the ruins of a new generation of business models - may certainly be in our future.

Seymour Papert -- inventor of everything: Gary Stager at TEDxASB

In this TEDx talk, Gary Stager, curator of will share a lightning fast introduction to the wit, wisdom, and powerful ideas of Seymour Papert; one of the greatest educators of the past half century.

5 Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own

by Viviana Woodbury, What with the almost universal proliferation of smartphones among students, even at the elementary school level, it would seem like a no-brainer for an educator to utilize mobile apps as effective and readily-accepted learning tools.

Educational Technology

Not everyone is meant to be a coder though-or has the motivation to code. This has left a huge part of the population wondering how to respond to the "learn to code" movement, and what actually makes sense for them to do.

What's Inside Your Computer? These 6th-Graders Can Tell you

By Sheena Vaidyanathan Have you ever looked inside a laptop? Have you ever held a CPU or studied the components on a computer motherboard? Though we use computers everyday, many of us know little about the fascinating world inside.

Learn to Code for Free With These 10 Online Resources

If Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates say so, it must be true: Understanding how to code is the new literacy. Take Zuck and Gates' advice - learn to code. Understanding computer programming will open doors to new jobs and opportunities. But you're probably thinking, where do I even begin?

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

It's hard to argue with the importance of teaching students how to use computers - how to turn on, log on, search the Web, and use applications. These skills are absolutely necessary for students' academic success as well as for their future job prospects.

P2PU | A University for the Web. Built by an open community

Peer Powered Learning is more fun with friends. Work alongside your peers, get help from mentors, or offer your expertise to those in need. Peer-driven study groups and challenges by learners just like you are available right now. Anyone can become a mentor to provide one-on-one help.

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3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning

Coding isn't just for computer science any more. Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement. These examples illustrate how coding and games are being used across the curriculum and at all levels, as well as why great teaching is at the very heart of this innovation.


Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.

Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts

That computer mouse that fits so nicely in your hand, the way your iPhone reacts to your creative way of spelling, the "so simple why didn't I think of that?" processes you encounter every day -- these are the result of design thinking, a sequential process embraced by innovative companies and entrepreneurs.

- Where are the girls in ICT and Computing

Where are the girls in ICT and Computing April 26, 2014 By: Terry Freedman It was International Women's Day on March 8th, so it seems quite timely (in a belated sort of way) to focus on gender issues as they relate to computing and ICT. What are the gender issues?

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids to Code

Whether you're a technophobe or a geeked-out early adopter, there's no denying that the world is run on computers, and the language of computers is code. It seems only natural that there's a wave of interest in the idea of teaching kids to code -- some say it should be a requirement in every school.

'There is more to the new computing curriculum than just coding'

Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News

Free Technology for Teachers: Code Maven and Game Maven Teach Kids to Program Their Own Games

Code Maven and Game Maven are interactive programming tutorials from Crunchzilla. Code Maven and Game Maven use the same style as the popular Code Monster javascript programming tutorial. That style is to present a piece of code with instructions on one side of the screen while providing a visual of the outcome on the other side of the screen.

Ali Partovi: Why Learning to Code Is Imperative In Public Education

Ali Partovi, co-founder of, has an ambitious goal: To get public high schools to offer computer programming classes -- not just as an elective, but as a science requirement. "It's absolutely relevant for public education to embrace computer science," he says.

10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you're not alone. The good news is that entering the mobile market no longer necessarily requires thousands of dollars and months of work.