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Here is a list of websites and blogs I have found useful in developing and implementing computer programming to year 1-8
Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Tynker | Coding for Kids
Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming. Get started today with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming course designed for young learners in 4th through 8th grades.
Computing our future... | Derek's Blog
To code or not to code - that is the question that has been debated hotly for more than two decades now in many countries around the world - including New Zealand. Like many other countries, New Zealand put all of its eggs into the 'ICT and digital literacy for all" basket from 1990, when the first MoE-funded professional devleopment programmes began.


Anyone can learn the basic concepts of Computer Science. Choose an intro activity to start learning.
Let's teach kids to code
Coding isn't just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it's for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just "read" new technologies -- but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
The Hour of Code is here
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the tutorials. Anybody can host an Hour of Code anytime, but the grassroots campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 8-14, 2014, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.
Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum
Getting more kids to code has been a cause célèbre for the technology industry for some time. Teaching programming skills to children is seen as a long-term solution to the "skills gap" between the number of technology jobs and the people qualified to fill them.
Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)
Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code.
Teaching kids how to write computer programs, by Marshall Brain
by Marshall Brain Let's say that you have children, and you would like to help them learn computer programming at a youngish age. As the father of four kids, I have tried to approach it from several different angles. What I would like to do here is collect some ideas for parents who are looking for different options.
How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven
One of the best ways for frustrated parents, students and teachers to convince school leaders that it's time for a reboot is with amazing student work. An unconventional learning community of "makers" - people who like to figure out and fix problems with their hands - stands ready to demonstrate a hands-on learning style in which students engage problems that matter to them, taking agency and displaying creativity along the way.
MaKey MaKey | Buy Direct (Official Site)
An Invention Kit for Everyone That's up to you! First, load up a computer program or any webpage...


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