Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of March 2014. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.
Pi Day: pi transformed into incredible art — in pictures
The Time I Thought Tao Lin Was A Robot
Adding Coding to the Curriculum
Doodleborg: A 3 horse-power Tank
How Etsy Attracted 500 Percent More Female Engineers
Designer-Developer Ellom Quist on Adinkra Symbols
Quist has translated evocative symbols from Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire into web font icons, as part of the Noun Project.
AfriCoderDojo – Nigeria Mentor Diary
A short diary describing the challenges and pleasures of having a CoderDojo meeting with kids in Lagos, Nigeria.
Thinking with Things
A book excerpt about the design challenges for genomics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and the Industrial Internet of Things.
Human brain now registers smiley face emoticon as real facial expression
Tynker Now on iPad
The visual programming online application used in schools now has an iPad version for use at home.
Also In The April 2014 Issue
Andrew created Bits & Bytes, a fun card game to teach kids computing skills: logic, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Tim describes how he created his game company, Glide Games, and with his young son created two video games, Elevator Adventures and Subway Adventures.
A 4,000 year old Chinese magic squares puzzle is both fun and a way to learn basic problem solving skills. Plus turtles.
Can you name the first video game? The first game likely was Tennis for Two in 1958 but it could be Space Wars! in 1962 or other games. It's complicated.
The story of an English-speaking person learning a little Japanese by playing the latest Harvest Moon game, Connect to a New World, in original Japanese.
Wendy Norman, the Director of Social Good at Microsoft, talks about the history and features of the Skype in the classroom service for teachers.
You can use the concepts of game play to turn almost any task or information into a game. Assuming you can define game play.
The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth turned out to be tons of fun for kids and parents, plus a place to wander and find new technology. Links and video.
Links from the bottom of all the October 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
This language lets you modify the Skyrim game to learn game coding plus have fun adding objects and functionality to the game.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of September 2014.
Three game creation software tools you can use to create games. Includes a brief description and lots of links to these and other game creation tools.