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Programming Languages for Education

https://www.kidscodecs.com/programming-languages-for-education/

Software Programming Languages for Education

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/programming/education/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_programming_language

Alice

http://www.alice.org
https://www.kidscodecs.com/alice-tutorials/

Codea

http://codea.io/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/codea-tutorials/

Kodu

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/

Move the Turtle

http://movetheturtle.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/move-turtle.-programming-for/id509013878?ls=1&mt=8

Scratch

http://scratch.mit.edu/
http://scratched.media.mit.edu/
https://code.google.com/p/scratch-unplugged/
http://www.simonhaughton.co.uk/2013/02/scratch-20-resources-and-planning.html

Tynker

http://www.tynker.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tynker-learn-programming-visual/id805869467

The Principle of Least Astonishment (Surprise)

https://www.kidscodecs.com/principle-of-least-astonishment/

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The Principle of Least Astonishment

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PrincipleOfLeastAstonishment

History of Interface Design on Unix: Applying the Rule of Least Surprise

http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/ch11s01.html

Rule of Least Surprise: In interface design, always do the least surprising thing.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/ch01s06.html#id2878339

Controlling Your Environment Makes You Happy

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/uibook/chapters/fog0000000057.html

What is the Principle of Least Astonishment?

http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/187457/what-is-the-principle-of-least-astonishment

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Krissy Venosdale and Skype in the Classroom

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-krissy-venosdale/

Krissy Venosdale

http://venspired.com/
https://twitter.com/venspired
http://www.pinterest.com/venspired/
http://instagram.com/venspired#
https://www.flickr.com/photos/venosdale

Skype in the classroom

https://education.skype.com/
https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype
https://education.skype.com/guest_speakers

#EduGood

A Project 365 to See the Good in Education, Learning, and Life.
http://venspired.com/?page_id=4087
https://www.flickr.com/groups/edugood/
https://www.facebook.com/edugood365

Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy

https://educators.honeywell.com/

NASA Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

http://reducedgravity.jsc.nasa.gov/

Regular Expressions

https://www.kidscodecs.com/regular-expressions/

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Regular Expressions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression
http://www.it.cornell.edu/security/depth/practices/data_discovery/tools/regexes.cfm
http://www.regular-expressions.info/tutorial.html
http://www.regular-expressions.info/examples.html

Online Regular Expression Editor

http://www.regexr.com/

Examples of Regular Expressions in Perl

http://affy.blogspot.com/p5be/ch10.htm

Examples of Regular Expressions in Go

https://gobyexample.com/regular-expressions

Examples of Regular Expressions in JavaScript

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Guide/Regular_Expressions

Examples of Regular Expressions in .Net

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/9099/The-Minute-Regex-Tutorial
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg440701.aspx

Examples of Regular Expressions in Java

http://www.vogella.com/tutorials/JavaRegularExpressions/article.html

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Logo Programming Language

https://www.kidscodecs.com/logo-programming-language/

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Logo Programming Language

http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/index.html
http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/logo/index.html
http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/resources/links.html
http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/resources/discussion.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo_%28programming_language%29

20 Things to Do With a Computer

A brilliant essay about using computers as tools to teach kids how to do things, not manipulate computers. (thanks @HackerJimbo for the suggestion!)
http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/5836

UCBLogo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCBLogo
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/logo.html

Logo Artificial Intelligence Memos

Written by Seymour Papert in the 1960s and 1970s, they give a sense of the ideas that drove the creation of Logo.
http://logothings.wikispaces.com/Readings

Logo and LEGO Mindstorms

http://www.media.mit.edu/sponsorship/getting-value/collaborations/mindstorms

Turtle Academy

Learn Logo in English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, and Chinese.
http://turtleacademy.com/

MicroWorlds Logo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroWorlds
http://www.microworlds.com/

Move the Turtle

http://movetheturtle.com/
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/move-turtle.-programming-for/id509013878?ls=1&mt=8

Robot Turtles (and Robot Turtles Adventure Quest Expansion Pack)

http://www.robotturtles.com/
http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles/adventure/
http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danshapiro/robot-turtles-the-board-game-for-little-programmer
http://duxter.com/robotturtles

FMSLogo

http://fmslogo.sourceforge.net/

Robot Turtles (and Robot Turtles Adventure Quest Expansion Pack)

http://www.robotturtles.com/
http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles/adventure/
http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danshapiro/robot-turtles-the-board-game-for-little-programmer
http://duxter.com/robotturtles

Computer Science Logo Style

A free online resource using Logo to teach computer science.
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/v1-toc2.html
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/v2-toc2.html
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/v3-toc2.html

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3D Software Tools and Resources

https://www.kidscodecs.com/3d-software-tools-resources/

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Build with Chrome

https://www.buildwithchrome.com/
https://www.buildwithchrome.com/about
https://www.buildwithchrome.com/buildacademy
http://www.gizmag.com/build-with-chrome-lego-google/30652/
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Build+with+chrome+tutorial
http://vimeo.com/search?q=%22build+with+chrome%22

SketchUp

http://www.sketchup.com/
http://www.sketchup.com/learn
http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/95079
http://extensions.sketchup.com/
http://www.sketchup.com/3Dfor/3D-printing
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22sketchup+tutorial%22
http://vimeo.com/search?q=%22sketchup+tutorial%22

Blender

http://www.blender.org/
http://www.blender.org/features/projects/
http://www.blender.org/support/
http://www.blender.org/support/tutorials/
http://cgcookie.com/blender/
http://gryllus.net/Blender/3D.html
http://blender.stackexchange.com/
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Modeling/PrintToolbox
http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/prepping_blender_files_for_3d_printing
http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/blender-dives-into-3d-printing-indistry
http://cgcookie.com/blender/2013/02/04/modeling-3d-printing-shapeways/
http://www.blenderguru.com/

TinkerCAD

https://www.tinkercad.com
https://www.tinkercad.com/about/

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SketchUp for Beginners

https://www.kidscodecs.com/3d-sketchup-for-beginners/

Download Sketchup

http://www.sketchup.com/download

SketchUp

http://www.sketchup.com/
http://www.sketchup.com/learn
http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/95079
http://extensions.sketchup.com/
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22sketchup+tutorial%22
http://vimeo.com/search?q=%22sketchup+tutorial%22

SketchUp for Education K-12

http://www.sketchup.com/3Dfor/k12-education
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/

SketchUp Video on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/SketchUpVideo

SketchUp School

https://www.youtube.com/user/4sketchupgo2school
http://www.sketchupschool.com/
http://www.sketchupschool.com/sketchup-tutorials

Master SketchUp

https://www.youtube.com/user/MasterSketchupdotcom
http://www.mastersketchup.com/
https://twitter.com/mastersketchup
https://www.facebook.com/MasterSketchup

Sketchucation

http://sketchucation.com/

SketchUp Plugins

http://sketchupplugins.com/
http://www.sketchupwarehouse.com/

SketchUp Artists

http://www.sketchupartists.org/

3D Printing from SketchUp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPQliNKJKto
http://www.sketchup.com/3Dfor/3D-printing

How to Draw a Tiny House with SketchUp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nir6Qk_sSrw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YITS1NZeSKQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POVYewYEu9E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH4VNw6AGdA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkmOYYz55Cs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcpT3zTlgoI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb2NUBHPiBw

Computer Science Curriculum Resources

https://www.kidscodecs.com/computer-science-curriculum-resources/

CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards

http://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/K12Standards.html
http://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CSK8.html
http://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CompThinking.html
http://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CurrResources.html

Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/

Skype in the classroom

https://education.skype.com/

UK National Curriculum for Computing Programme

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-computing-programmes-of-study
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
http://community.tes.co.uk/national_curriculum_2014/b/computing/default.aspx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwXjGMpWprI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia55clAtdMs

Ontario Canada: Secondary School Computer Studies

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/computer.html

Online Learning: A Bachelor’s Level Computer Science Program Curriculum

A review of free online computer science courses from US universities.
blog.agupieware.com/2014/05/online-learning-bachelors-level.html
http://blog.agupieware.com/2014/06/online-learning-intensive-bachelors.html

CS Unplugged

http://csunplugged.org/

The Traveling Salesman Problem

https://www.kidscodecs.com/traveling-salesman-problem/

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The Traveling Salesman Problem

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TravelingSalesmanProblem.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_salesman_problem
http://www.youtube.com/embed/BmsC6AEbkrw

Computer Scientists Find New Shortcuts for Infamous Traveling Salesman Problem

http://www.wired.com/2013/01/traveling-salesman-problem/all/

Canadian Traveler Problem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_traveller_problem

Chinese Postman Problem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Route_inspection_problem

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Music from Electronic Garbage

https://www.kidscodecs.com/music-from-electronic-garbage/

Electric Waste Orchestra

http://makerspaceurbana.org/projects/electric-waste-orchestra/
http://www.coolhunting.com/tech/electric-waste-orchestra.php

Colten Jackson on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/CJCruiser/

Pure Data

http://puredata.info/

John Cage

http://johncage.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage

Fat or Muscle: Which Keeps You Warmer?

Which keeps you warmer, fat or muscle?

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=893603&page=1
http://www.chacha.com/question/which-one-keeps-you-warmer-muscle-or-fat
http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/does-eating-fat-keep-body-warm-winter
http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/fat-muscle
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_fat_or_muscle_keep_you_warmer
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22250-muscles-that-do-nothing-can-keep-you-warm-and-thin.html#.U8KmbKj65FQ
http://www.thedivingblog.com/fat-people-warmer-underwater/

Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329762.600#.U8KtVKj65FQ

Deepest-diving sub implodes in Kermadec trench

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25552#.U8KtX6j65FQ

The Panopticon

https://www.kidscodecs.com/the-panopticon/

How the Feds Are Tracking Us

http://www.pcworld.com/article/262044/how_the_feds_are_tracking_us.html

The Airborne Panopticon: How Plane-Mounted Cameras Watch Entire Cities

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/a-tivo-for-crime-how-always-recording-airborne-cameras-watch-entire-cities/

Problems with Panopticon: UK CCTVs Don’t Cut Crime Rates

Problems with the Panopticon: UK CCTVs don't cut crime rates

NSA Data Have No Impact on Terrorism: Report

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-13/nsa-data-has-no-discernible-impact-on-terrorism-report.html

How the NSA's High-Tech Surveillance Helped Europeans Catch Terrorists

http://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-nsas-high-tech-surveillance-helped-europeans-catch-terrorists

Building a Panopticon: The Evolution of the NSA’s XKeyscore

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/08/building-a-panopticon-the-evolution-of-the-nsas-xkeyscore/

New York City Panopticon Plans Take Shape

http://www.wired.com/2008/08/more-nypd-count/

Every Day, US Army’s Panopticon Drone Will Collect 80 Years’ Worth of HD Video

http://www.wired.com/2012/01/army-helicopter-cross-eyed/

NSA Officers Spy on Love Interests

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/23/nsa-officers-sometimes-spy-on-love-interests/

How NSA Spies Abused Their Powers to Snoop on Girlfriends, Lovers, and First Dates

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/09/27/loveint_how_nsa_spies_snooped_on_girlfriends_lovers_and_first_dates.html

LOVEINT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOVEINT

Panopticon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon

Also In The August 2014 Issue

Krissy Venosdale and Skype in the classroom

Here's an enthusiastic teacher using technology to help her students discover how the world is an awesome place to explore.

SketchUp for Beginners

It's not hard to create simple three-dimensional objects and buildings with SketchUp software. Here's a simple introduction with lots of links to learn more.

Computer Science Curriculum Resources

Resources to learn about national standards for computer science and how to implement them in the classroom.

Principle of Least Astonishment

The Principle of Least Astonishment sounds very Monty Python. But it is a key concept in software and interface design.

Music from Garbage

People do amazing things with technology, in this case, creating music from tossed out computer hard drives, circuit boards, and other electronic garbage.

Regular Expressions

All programming languages have a way to find Elvis, but it can be difficult to learn how.

3D Software Tools and Resources

3D software is a fun way to engage people interested in computing but not necessarily coding or computer science.

Programming Languages for Education

Many languages have been created for younger kids and to help teachers in a classroom setting.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

August 2014 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the August 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

August 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August 2014.

LOGO

This language, developed in the 1960s, exists solely to introduce children to basic programming concepts and teach programming.

The Traveling Salesman Problem

Not only a funny phrase, it is a math and computer science problem that helps solve real world problems.