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June 2016 Learn More Links

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Links from the bottom of all the June 2016 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Bakuro Binary Number Puzzles

https://www.kidscodecs.com/bakuro-binary-number-puzzles/

Bakuro, Binary, and Computational Thinking

https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/bakuro/
https://teachinglondoncomputing.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/puzzlesheet-bakuro2.pdf
https://teachinglondoncomputing.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/puzzlesheet-bakuro11.pdf
https://teachinglondoncomputing.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/slides-bakuro.pdf

Kakuro Puzzles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakuro
http://www.kakuros.org/
http://www.kakuros.org/solve
http://www.kakuro.com/techniques.php

KrazyDad Print-able Kakuro Puzzles

http://krazydad.com/kakuro/

The Congressional App Challenge

https://www.kidscodecs.com/congressional-app-challenge/

US Congressional App Challenge

http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us
http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/about-2/
http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/faq-for-students/
http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/educational-resources/for-students/

US Congressional App Challenge: Find Your District

http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/participating-districts/
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/student-request-for-member-participation/

2015 Congressional App Challenge Winners

http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/2015-winners/

CA-18 Anna Eshoo Challenge (Example)

Here are some materials to show how one district fared in this contest in 2015. On Eshoo’s Challenge.gov page, click the Solutions link on the left side to see entries, not only her local winner. If you don’t know, Eshoo represents much of Silicon Valley so there’s lots of entries.
http://www.castilleja.org/page.cfm?p=940117&newsid=4037
https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/congressional-app-challenge-ca-18-rep-eshoo/

App Inventor

http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/
http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/get-started.html
http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/beginner-videos.html
http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/tutorials.html

Alda Programming Language

https://www.kidscodecs.com/alda/

Alda

https://github.com/alda-lang/alda
http://daveyarwood.github.io/alda/2015/09/05/alda-a-manifesto-and-gentle-introduction
https://github.com/alda-lang/alda/blob/master/doc/list-of-instruments.md
https://github.com/alda-lang/alda/blob/master/doc/index.md
https://github.com/alda-lang/alda#installation

Github

https://github.com
https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git/
https://help.github.com/articles/cloning-a-repository/

MML (Music Macro Language)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Macro_Language#Modern_MML

Lilypond

http://lilypond.org/

Where to Find Command Line Interface Software

https://www.kidscodecs.com/where-to-find-command-line-interface-software/

Linux Command List for Command Line Interfaces

https://www.kidscodecs.com/linux-command-list-for-command-line-interfaces/

Java

You may or may not need to load the latest version of Java on your computer.
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

Quenya

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

The Ant and the Grasshopper

https://www.kidscodecs.com/ant-and-grasshopper/

Search: A Tale of Algorithms, Computation, and Conspiracy

https://www.nostarch.com/searchtale

Computational Fairy Tales

http://computationaltales.blogspot.com
http://computationaltales.blogspot.com/p/book.html
https://twitter.com/compfairytales

Search: A Tale of Algorithms, Computation, and Conspiracy

To be released July 2016, you can order early and get a discount.
https://www.nostarch.com/searchtale

Best Practices of Spell Design

http://www.amazon.com/Practices-Spell-Design-Jeremy-Kubica/dp/1481921916

Computational Fairy Tales

http://www.amazon.com/Computational-Fairy-Tales-Jeremy-Kubica/dp/1477550291/

SmallTalks: Jeremy Kubica and Computational Fairy Tales

https://vimeo.com/70188494

Tinkercad

https://www.kidscodecs.com/tinkercad/

Tinkercad

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

Autodesk

http://www.autodesk.com/

Inkscape

https://inkscape.org/en/download/

Adobe Illustrator

http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html

Ponoko

http://www.ponoko.com/starter-kits/design-tips-2d

Thingiverse

http://www.thingiverse.com/

Project Ignite

https://projectignite.autodesk.com/

JavaScript Shape Generator Overview

https://api.tinkercad.com/libraries/1vxKXGNaLtr/0/docs/topic/Shape+Generator+Overview.html

Modify a Shape with JavaScript

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibMF8GbFCcw

3D Hubs

https://www.3dhubs.com/
https://www.3dhubs.com/how-to-3d-print

Shapeways

http://www.shapeways.com/

Thymio Robots

https://www.kidscodecs.com/thymio-robots/

Thymio

https://www.thymio.org/

Programming Thymio with Aceba

https://www.thymio.org/en:scratchprogramming

Techykids

http://www.techykids.com/

Thymio Programming using Blockly in Aceba Studio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ–kKrjyPM

RobotMagic

http://robotmagic.org/

Connect RobotMagic to Thymio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W04Xu5UnNcI

Thymio with Scratch

https://www.thymio.org/en:scratchprogramming

Acebascratch

https://github.com/davidjsherman/inirobot-scratch-thymioII/releases

Battery History

https://www.kidscodecs.com/battery-history/

How Do Batteries Work?

http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/power/1-what-are-batteries.html
http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/power/2-how-do-batteries-work.html

Battery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_(electricity)
http://www.energizer.com/about-batteries/battery-history

Types of Batteries

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

Battery Sizes

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

History of the Electron

http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/whelect.html
https://www.aip.org/history/exhibits/electron/jjhome.htm
http://www.electrummagazine.com/2010/12/electrum-from-ancient-to-modern-meanings/

William Gilbert

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gilbert_(astronomer)

Leyden Jar

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

Cannon Operation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon_operation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon

Alessandro Volta

https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200603/history.cfm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Volta

Static Electricity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Static_electricity
http://www.utm.edu/staff/cerkal/electricity.htm

So You Want to be a Coder?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/want-to-be-a-coder/

So You Want to be a Coder?

This Simon & Schuster book site has a sample plus links to purchase.
http://books.simonandschuster.com/So-You-Want-to-Be-a-Coder/Jane-(J-M-)-Bedell/Be-What-You-Want/9781582705804

Don’t Call Yourself a Programmer

Long, funny, totally accurate, with lots of inside coding jokes.
http://www.kalzumeus.com/2011/10/28/dont-call-yourself-a-programmer/

So You Want to be a Programmer?

Shorter essay but equally thoughtful about the reasons people become programmers.
http://blog.codinghorror.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-programmer/

Why Can’t Programmers.. Program?

Many well educated programmers stumble on basic skills.
http://blog.codinghorror.com/why-cant-programmers-program/

6 Signs that You are not Meant to be a Programmer

Programming skills are useful in other jobs and careers.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-signs-meant-programmer/

Programming Projects for Kids Ages 5-8

https://www.kidscodecs.com/june-2016-kids-5-8/

Python for Kids

https://www.nostarch.com/pythonforkids

JavaScript for Kids

https://www.nostarch.com/javascriptforkids

Scratch, Jr

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Tynker

https://www.tynker.com/

Pixie.es

http://pixie.es/

Run Marco!

https://www.allcancode.com/web

Robot Turtles

http://www.thinkfun.com/products/robot-turtles/

Code Monkey Island

http://codemonkeyplanet.com/

Coding Farmers

http://www.mathandcoding.org/codingfarmers.html

Erase All Kittens

http://www.eraseallkittens.com

12 Games that Teach Kids to Code

http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/03/12-games-that-teach-kids-to-code/view-all/

The Foos

http://thefoos.com/

Move the Turtle

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

Hopscotch

https://www.gethopscotch.com/

Bitsbox

http://www.bitsbox.com

Bits and Bytes

http://www.bitsandbytes.cards/

littlecodr

http://www.littlecodr.com

Makey Makey Go!

https://www.kidscodecs.com/makey-makey-go/

Review of Makey Makey Go and Inventor Booster Kit

The original article with short videos.
https://colleengraves.org/2016/04/18/review-of-makey-makey-go-and-inventor-booster-kit/

Colleen Graves

https://colleengraves.org
https://colleengraves.org/about-colleen/
https://twitter.com/gravescolleen
https://about.me/colleen.graves
https://colleengraves.org/makerspace-resources-and-programming-ideas/

Makey Makey

http://makeymakey.com/lessons/
http://shop.makeymakey.com/
http://makeymakey.com/remap/
http://makeymakey.com/apps/

Makey Makey Go

http://makeymakey.com/how-to/go/
http://makeymakey.com/remap/
http://shop.makeymakey.com/products/makey-makey-go?variant=2460882372
http://makeymakey.com/apps/#goapps

Reaping the Rewards: Makey Makey Go (Geek Dad)

https://geekdad.com/2015/12/reaping-the-rewards-makey-makey-go/

Makey Makey Billie Jean (One-Key) Remix

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/104204808/

Other Makey Makey Go Projects

http://joshburker.blogspot.com/2015/12/makey-go-xmas-tree.html
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/74357374/
https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1792031/
https://twitter.com/mrsroffey/status/721367957897523201

Fun Summer Projects

https://www.kidscodecs.com/june-2016-fun-projects/

Chibitronics

http://chibitronics.com
http://chibitronics.com/craft-guide/
http://store.chibitronics.com/collections/all/products/chibitronics-chibi-lights-led-circuit-stickers-stem-starter-kit
https://colleengraves.org/2016/05/01/chibitronics-paper-circuits-circuitgirls-and-aiding-girlsintech/

Bitsbox

http://www.bitsbox.com

Crumble

http://redfernelectronics.co.uk/crumble/
http://www.redfernelectronics.co.uk/crumble-getting-started

Computing at School

http://computingatschool.org.uk

Teaching London Computing

https://teachinglondoncomputing.org

Barefoot Computing

http://barefootcas.org.uk

Minecraft Projects and Resources

https://www.kidscodecs.com/minecraft-projects-resources/

The Minecraft Basics

http://minecraft.net
http://education.minecraft.net
http://education.minecraft.net/resources
http://www.minecraftforum.net/
https://www.pinterest.com/tofuthetiger/minecraft-building-ideas/
https://help.mojang.com/
https://help.mojang.com/customer/en/portal/articles/979212-minecraft-mods

Learn to Program with Minecraft (and Python)

https://www.nostarch.com/programwithminecraft

Minecraft In Real Life

http://www.makeandtakes.com/25-minecraft-projects-for-kids
http://www.bigdiyideas.com/40-fun-minecraft-diy-crafts/

Also In The June 2016 Issue

Tinkercad makes it easy to create and print 3D objects from your designs and designs others create.

Figuring out how to find prime numbers is a matter of the right strategy plus code plus trying different ideas.

There are many ways to learn technology while playing. Here are technologies and resources you might want to find online this summer.

A super portable version of Makey Makey, there's lots of experiments you can do with the new Makey Makey Go!

A computational fairytale updated for the computer age, a grasshopper learns algorithms and planning ahead.

A book about the daily life of many different programmers who do neat things with code.

The US Congressional App Challenge is an annual contest to encourage US high school students to try programming by creating an app.

Younger kids can have lots of fun playing games this summer while learning basic programming concepts.

Minecraft is a fun game to explore with a vast set of worlds, animals, and adventures. Here are ideas to continue the adventure, online and offline.

Battery history is a critical part of the history of technology. Without stored electricity, there would be no electronics.

Links from the bottom of all the June 2016 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for June 2016.

A Swiss-made robot, Thymio robots work with drag and drop languages and text-based languages like JavaScript.