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August 2017 Learn More Links

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Links from the bottom of all the August 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Create a Basic Substitution Cipher Code

https://www.kidscodecs.com/create-basic-cipher/

Wikipedia – Substitution Cipher

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

Practical Cryptography – Simple Substitution Cipher

http://practicalcryptography.com/ciphers/simple-substitution-cipher/

Substitution Ciphers

https://www.math.cornell.edu/~mec/2003-2004/cryptography/subs/substitution.html

Simple Substitution Cipher Encoder

http://substitution.webmasters.sk/simple-substitution-cipher.php

The Black Chamber – Learn about Codes and Codebreaking

http://www.simonsingh.net/The_Black_Chamber/index.html

Get Started with Scratch

https://www.kidscodecs.com/get-started-scratch/

Scratch Official Site

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Scratch Starter Projects

https://scratch.mit.edu/starter_projects/

Scratch – Explore Projects

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/all/

Code Club – Scratch Projects

https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/scratch/

Make Your Scratch Code More Efficient With Custom Blocks

https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/make-your-scratch-code-more-efficient-with-custom-blocks–cms-24239

The Birthday Paradox

https://www.kidscodecs.com/birthday-paradox/

Wolfram Alpha: Birthday Paradox Calculator

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=birthday+problem+calculator

Understanding the Birthday Paradox

https://betterexplained.com/articles/understanding-the-birthday-paradox/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-probability-birthday-paradox/

About Combinatorics

http://www.mathsisfun.com/combinatorics/combinations-permutations.html

Birthday Paradox/Problem

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

On Sorting

https://www.kidscodecs.com/on-sorting/

Visual Algorithm Sorting

https://visualgo.net/en/sorting

Algorithm Visualizations: Comparison Sorting Algorithms

https://www.cs.usfca.edu/~galles/visualization/ComparisonSort.html

RosettaCode Sorting Algorithms

https://rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:Sorting_Algorithms

Geeks for Geeks: Sorting Algorithms

http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/sorting-algorithms/

Sorting Out the Basics Behind Sorting Algorithms

https://medium.com/basecs/sorting-out-the-basics-behind-sorting-algorithms-b0a032873add

Don’t Feed the Trolls

https://www.kidscodecs.com/dont-feed-trolls/

How Should My Kid Respond to Haters and Trolls Online?

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying/how-should-my-kid-respond-to-haters-and-trolls-online

What is the best way to stop internet trolls?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160318-what-is-the-best-way-to-stop-internet-trolls

Cyberbullying Guidance and Practical PSHE Toolkit

http://www.childnet.com/our-projects/cyberbullying-guidance-and-practical-toolkit

Help Your Child be a Good Online Friend

http://www.childnet.com/blog/help-your-child-be-a-good-online-friend

How Trolls are Ruining the Internet

http://time.com/4457110/internet-trolls/

What is Trolling and How Does it Affect My Kids?

https://www.teensafe.com/blog/trolling-affect-kids/

What’s a micro:bit?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/get-started-microbit/

micro:bit Foundation

http://microbit.org
http://microbit.org/resellers/

micro:bit Resources Page

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/microbit/

Shadow Pictures

https://www.kidscodecs.com/shadow-pictures/

Drzach & Suchy

http://www.drzachsuchy.ch/schattenbilder

Who Knew Turtles Can Draw?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/turtles-can-draw/

A Simple Turtle Tutorial for Python

https://github.com/asweigart/simple-turtle-tutorial-for-python/blob/master/simple_turtle_tutorial.md

Easy Designs – Turtle Graphics Python

http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Designs-Turtle-Graphics-Python/

Notes on Using Python’s Turtle Built-In Commands

http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~hyde/Python3/TurtleDirections.html

Getting Started with Minecraft

https://www.kidscodecs.com/get-started-minecraft/

Official Minecraft Website

https://minecraft.net/en-us/
http://www.minecraftmods.com/

Minecraft Wiki

http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Minecraft_Wiki

Minecraft Beginner’s Guide

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Beginner%27s_guide

Minecraft Gameplay and Game Modes

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Gameplay

Minecraft Tutorials

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials

The Parents’ Guide to Minecraft

https://www.howtogeek.com/210923/the-parents-guide-to-minecraft/

Share your ‘Minecraft’ creations in 3D

https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/31/minecraft-3d-sharing-and-better-together-beta/

Chain of Command, Chain of Language

https://www.kidscodecs.com/markov-create-random-stories/

Github Text Generation Repository/Sample Code

https://github.com/clarissalittler/text-generation

Natural Language Generation

The general process of trying to create text that looks like it was written by a person is called natural language generation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_language_generation

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg has a massive number of old books available as plain text files suitable for setting up your Markov chain
http://www.gutenberg.org/

Markov Chains Explained Visually

http://setosa.io/ev/markov-chains/

Markov and You

https://blog.codinghorror.com/markov-and-you/

Designing a Programming Language, Part II

https://www.kidscodecs.com/designing-programming-language-part-ii/

Pangolin Code Repository

https://github.com/clarissalittler/creating-languages

Lambda Calculus

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~stotts/723/Lambda/overview.html

Fortran Reference

A reference on Fortran 77, a version of Fortran that has call-by-reference functions and is a good glimpse into what older languages looked like
http://web.stanford.edu/class/me200c/tutorial_77/

Forth

PangolinV1 is meant to look like a simple, modern, language. Forth is an example of just how different a programming language can look while still being Turing complete
http://thinking-forth.sourceforge.net/

Pharo

Another very different kind of programming language is Pharo, which has a common ancestor with Scratch!
http://pharo.org/

How To Create a Programming Language

https://www.kidscodecs.com/build-a-programming-language-1/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/designing-programming-language-part-ii/

Your First Sewing Machine

https://www.kidscodecs.com/first-sewing-machine/

Idea Room

http://www.theidearoom.net/simple-sewing-projects-kids/

Crazy Little Projects

http://crazylittleprojects.com/2014/01/25-beginnger-sewing-projects.html

So Sew Easy

http://so-sew-easy.com/fun-easy-sewing-projects-kids/

The Best Sewing Machine for Beginners

http://www.shelikestosew.com/best-sewing-machines-beginners/

Best Sewing Machines for Beginners

http://www.mysewingadventure.com/sewing-for-beginners/

Buying a Sewing Machine for Beginners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLdwQ4q32r8

Also In The August 2017 Issue

A substitution cipher is an easy way to begin learning about how to use and make secrete codes.

Scratch is a fun block-based programming language that's easy to learn once you understand the basics.

The micro:bit is a not too expensive board that lets you easily build projects to learn about computing.

The humble sewing machine can be a great first step to fun maker projects. Here's how to get started!

There's lots you can do make your online experiences enjoyable AND safe.

Minecraft is a fun game to play and a way to learn about games and programming. But first you have to learn the basics.

Have you ever put books in alphabetical order? What do you think the best method of alphabetizing would be?

Some ideas how to engage young women in computing and STEAM based on recent research.

These three dimensional objects are 3D printed and cast images when light shines through them.

How do computers predict what text you want to write next? Here's how to create predictive stories.

Links from the bottom of all the August 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

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