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Getting started with programming

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

If, like many schools, you are looking to develop programming but aren’t sure where to start here are a few places worth a few minutes to look at;

Microsoft Kodu – Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/

Code Academy – JavaScript is a programming language that grew out of a need to add interactivity to web sites within the browser. It has since evolved into an incredibly versatile language that is used for both client-side (within the browser) and server-side (code that serves web pages to users) applications – http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0

 

If, like many schools, you are looking to develop programming but aren’t sure where to start here are a few places worth a few minutes to look at;

 

Microsoft Kodu – Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu

 

Hackasaurus – Hackasaurus makes it easy to mash up and change any web page like magic. You can also create your own webpages to share with your friends, all within your browser – http://hackasaurus.org/en-US/

Scratch – Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web – http://scratch.mit.edu/    Educators resource site – http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Educators 

 

 

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