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Learn More Links for August 2013

Jurvetson on Flickr

Links from the bottom of all the August 2013 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Hello World! in 100 Languages

Wolfram Roesler’s Hello World Examples

List of Hello Word Program Examples (Wikipedia)





Text File with Code Samples

Hello World! code samples in a text file

HTML for Non-Technical People

W3C Schools: HTML

This site lets you practice live with code as you learn.


This ancient site has all the canonical details about every HTML tag.


The definitive source for the HTML standard.

The History of HTML

Guidelines for Student Blogging

EduBlogs Teacher Challenges: Setting Up Rules & Guidelines

Math Riser: Class Blog Guidelines

Scattergood Biology: How to Post and Comment

Brilliant Muskie Blog: Blog Guidelines

Teen Learning: Blog Guidelines

Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Sites for Learning Online Safety

How to Choose Your First Programming Language

Turtle Art










A Children’s Guide to Python Programming (Simon Haughton)

TeCoEd Python Resources









Scripting language to code modifications to the Skyrim, Fallout, and other Bethesda games.

Which Language Should You Learn First?

Two excellent articles on the topic, from O’Reilly Publishing’s programming blog.

Picking a Programming Language

Coder Organizations

This page lists places where you can go to learn about coding, practice coding, and have fun meeting others learning to code.

Design Patterns for Websites


Yahoo! Design Pattern Library

FactoryJoe's Flickr Collection

Erin Young Design Pattern Library List

Responsive Patterns

Elements of Design


Cocoanetics iOS Design Patterns List

TappGala Mobile Interface Design Patterns

Android Patterns

pttrns iOS Mobile Design Patterns

Mobile Patterns

Patterns of Design

40 Helpful Resources on User Interface Design Patterns (Smashing Magazine)

Fluid Project

News Websites

An Interview with Patrice Gans

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

Fraser Woods Montessori School

Random Hacks of Kindness


Turtle Art

Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr (Fraser Woods)

Owls and Super Bugs

Joe Medley

Evan Snitkin

Teach WordPress Basics to Students

New to WordPress – Where to Start

WordPress Lessons

Blogging is Elementary

EduBlogs Teacher Challenges: Setting Up Your Class Blog

Prof Hacker: A Better Blogging Assignment

The comments are as useful than the article.

Roles and Capabilities

An explanation of all possible user roles and what actions they can perform. Scroll halfway down the page to the Capability vs Role table for the most details.

Lorem Ipsum

Dummy text from Cicero’s text, The Extremes of Good and Evil, used since the 1500s by publishers who need text that lays out on a page like English text without the chore of finding neutral example text. and



About PHP

Popular PHP Open Source Projects

Integrated Development Environments (aka IDEs)

Light Table

PHP Storm


Useful WordPress Plugins for Education Sites

Contact Form 7


Edit Flow

Editorial Calendar



Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

WP Super Cache

After the Deadline (Spell Checking)

Available as a standalone plugin (viable but not under development), Jetpack (one of many plugins), or an add-on for your web browser.

Codea, Hopscotch, Tynker




Tracking Animals Online

Zoological Society London: Cat Map


USGS Alaska Science Center

Osprey’s Journey


Animal Tracks: Black Bear


A Cat’s 200-Mile Trek Home Leaves Scientists Guessing

Random Hacks of Kindness, Junior Edition

Please see the Patrice Gans interview for links about Random Hacks of Kindness, Junior.

Also In The August 2013 Issue

Hello World! in 100 Programming Languages

When you learn a new programming language, one of the first programs you learn is how to code, "Hello World!" Here's the phrase in four programming languages, as well as links to 100 plus examples.

Online Guidelines for Student Blogging, Commenting, and Personal Safety

These guidelines are collected from the internet, with links for more ideas to help teachers and students.

An Interview with Patrice Gans

A university trained programmer, with a masters in computer science and a full professional career, Patrice teaches technology and computer science to kids in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Codea, Hopscotch, Tynker

These three applications make it fairly easy to learn basic software programming concepts, from block building (Hopscotch and Tynker) to the more sophisticated (but easy to understand) approach for the Codea iPad application.

How to Choose Your First Programming Language

There are so many programming languages, how do you choose one? Here are 18 options for all ages.

Owls and Super Bugs

Here are two programmers who use their coding skills to solve complex problems, from tracking endangered owls in Yosemite to tracking and isolating a deadly virus in a hospital isolation ward.

Computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingenuity, and especially because it produces objects of beauty.

Learn More Links for August 2013

Links from the bottom of all the August 2013 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Website Design Patterns

In the software world, patterns provide a useful way to critique, discuss, and build screens to help people do things online.

News Wire Stories for August 2013

3D game design tech, a guitar that does email, what wi-fi would look like if we could see it, golf ball technology, women in tech, and other stories from the past month or so from around the internet.

HTML Coding for Beginners

Creating content in an online publishing tool often requires zero knowledge of HTML. When hand coded HTML is required, however, you only need to know five tags. Seriously.

How to Teach WordPress Basics to Students

It's easy to teach students how to create and publish content with WordPress because the software rewards clicking links to find what you need to do.

Tools to Create and Develop Software

These tools make it easy to create and develop software with the ability to validate code, connect to web servers, store code snippets, and other useful features.


From a simple website activity application written in the C language in 1994, the PHP programming language has evolved into a robust language optimized for web servers and web applications.