It is COMPUTER SCIENCE week this week and in honor of that we, and schools around the United States, are attempting to ALL participate in an hour of coding. See these links for more information and coding resources:
- Computer Science Education Week– http://csedweek.org
Our morning at FMS
- VIDEO featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Black Eyed Peas founder will.i.am and NBA star Chris Bosh talking about the importance of programming.
- What Most Schools Don’t Teach– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc
- CODING ACTIVITIES– http://csedweek.org/learn
- The page is divided up into sections.
- SECTION 1 Start on one of the two lessons in Section 1 and play with it.
- When you are ready to move on, progress on your own to section 2, 4 and 5.
Other Apps and Resources
Fun kid coding
- Hopscotch Coding for Kids- App- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch-coding-for-kids/id617098629
- Code Academy- learn different types of coding for free- http://www.codecademy.com
- Cargo Bot- Teach a robot how to move. iPad app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cargo-bot/id519690804?ls=1&mt=8
- Daisy the Dinosaur- http://www.daisythedinosaur.com
- Cato’s Hike Lite- App- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catos-hike-lite-programming/id580699267?mt=8
- Kodable-App- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kodable/id577673067
- KineScript Lite- App- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kinescript-lite-visual-programming/id685281337?mt=8
- Logo Draw- Logo Draw uses aspects of the Logo Programming Language to introduce users to the fundamental concepts of software programming, computer graphics, geometry, and logical thinking. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/logo-draw/id409456996
- A.L.E.X.- A.L.E.X. is a fun puzzle game and a great way to train your brain. A.L.E.X. helps you think and plan logically as you program your robot A.L.E.X. with a sequence of commands to get through each level from start to finish. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a.l.e.x./id597040772?mt=8
- Treehouse: Learn Programming and Design- programming for real “stuff” https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treehouse-learn-programming/id664753504
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