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Tools to Teach Kids to Code

Here's a list of resources for teaching kids to write computer programs!

http://teachingkidsprogramming.org/about/ - getting middle school kids started with Java

The Frozen snowflake programming exercises are here

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Kodu

Kodu - Kodu Game Lab - Game programming in 3D virtual worlds for kids

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

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

Our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs are a great way to help your child build critical skills for the future. But best of all, they're fun! Blast Into Big Time Fun With Video Game Design! Coding for Kids is an innovative course featuring video game design and computer programming for kids in grades 3-8.

Apple Retail Store (United Kingdom) - Youth

At the Apple Store, we offer kids a variety of programmes tailored just for them: Field Trips and Apple Summer Camp.

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps

YouthSpark Summer Camps offer our free, all-new Smart Game Coding and Smart Game Design camps for both beginners and intermediates. Kids get hands on experience in coding and designing their own games and apps with the latest technologies, including Kodu, TouchDevelop, and Project Spark.

Hour of Code™ with TouchDevelop

Hour of Code™ with TouchDevelop

Project Spark

Create 3d worlds.

Scratch 2.0 Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours

Created at the legendary MIT Media Lab, Scratch is the easy, highly-visual, open source programming environment that's taking the world by storm. Sams Teach Yourself Scratch 2.0 in 24 Hours guides you through every step of learning to program with the brand-new version of Scratch, whether you're young or old, experienced or absolutely new to programming.

The keys to the kingdom

It's 11 a.m. and you're still in your pajamas - plaid shorts, a faded David Bowie T-shirt and worn moccasin slippers. Brows furrowed, deep in thought, you tap your fingers on the desktop, creating concentric circles in your now-cold coffee.

Sonic Pi

Audible Computing. Use Sonic Pi to transform your school Music and Computing lessons as pioneered by the Sonic Pi Live & Coding project. Watch how you open Sonic Pi and be Live Coding a full track in 10 seconds.... Sonic Pi was specfically designed for and built in collaboration with teachers for use in the classroom.

Get the Kodu App from the Microsoft Store

Kodu lets you create games through 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

No matter what new skill you need to acquire, search our library of thousands of courses to find the right training for you.

Hopscotch. Make your own game, art, animations and more using our simple, powerful coding app. Loved by kids and adults. Available on iPhone and iPad.

Increasing access to computer science for all youth - The Official Microsoft Blog

Last evening, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced our commitment to increase access to computer science education for youth worldwide, with a special focus on those from under-represented backgrounds. We believe this is a significant commitment that will create opportunities for young people everywhere to help build the future of our increasingly digital world.

Microsoft YouthSpark expands youth programs for computer science education

It gave Victoria Tran confidence and a possible career path. It's giving Joey Cannon the opportunity he has long wanted. They're among the high school students around the country benefitting from computer science education, something in short supply around the world, and in the U.S., where less than a quarter of high schools teach it.

TEALS | Computer Science in Every High School

TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools build sustainable computer science programs by pairing trained computer science professionals - from across the tech industry - with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science in high schools throughout the US.

The Everything Machine

The Everything Machine is a visual programming iOS app. Kids can invent and create anything they can imagine using their devices' tools and sensors.

That Conference is a technical conference at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Spend 3 days, 150 sessions with 1000 of your fellow campers geeking out on Mobile, Web and Cloud.

Honey Nut Cheerios - Bee A Coder

Welcome, future coder. You can learn how to write code just like a real coder and build your own game.

Star Wars Hour of Code

Every student in every school deserves the opportunity to study computer science.

Windows IoT - Get Started

Get Windows and development tools to easily build and manage the next generation of Internet of Things solutions on multiple platforms.

Microsoft Developer Network Channel 9 has all sorts of programming and IT videos, including some about programming for kids.