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Learn More Links for August 2013

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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

https://www.kidscodecs.com/hello-world-in-100-languages/

Wolfram Roesler’s Hello World Examples

http://www.roesler-ac.de/wolfram/hello.htm

List of Hello Word Program Examples (Wikipedia)

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

Action!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action!_%28programming_language%29
http://joyfulcoder.net/atari/action/language/
http://retrobits.net/atari/action.shtml

ColdFusion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_ColdFusion
http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion-family.html

Scala

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scala_%28programming_language%29
http://www.scala-lang.org/

ZIM

http://www.zim.biz/zim-821-ide

Text File with Code Samples

Hello World! code samples in a text file

HTML for Non-Technical People

https://www.kidscodecs.com/html-for-non-technical-people/

W3C Schools: HTML

This site lets you practice live with code as you learn.
http://www.w3schools.com/html/

HTML Help

This ancient site has all the canonical details about every HTML tag.
http://www.htmlhelp.com/

W3C: HTML

The definitive source for the HTML standard.
http://www.w3.org/html/

The History of HTML

http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/book4/ch02.html

Guidelines for Student Blogging

https://www.kidscodecs.com/guidelines-for-student-blogging/

EduBlogs Teacher Challenges: Setting Up Rules & Guidelines

http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/18/student-blogging-activity-2-beginner-setting-up-rules-guidelines/
http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/14/student-blogging-activity-1-setting-up-your-class-blog/
http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/about/

Math Riser: Class Blog Guidelines

http://macsclass.edublogs.org/class-bolg-guidelines/

Scattergood Biology: How to Post and Comment

http://sfsbiology.edublogs.org/how-to-post/

Brilliant Muskie Blog: Blog Guidelines

http://mrjorgensen.edublogs.org/about/blog-guidelines/

Teen Learning: Blog Guidelines

http://teenlearning.csla.net/blogging-guidelines-for-students/

Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Sites for Learning Online Safety

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/08/02/the-best-sites-for-learning-online-safety/

How to Choose Your First Programming Language

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-pick-your-first-programming-language/

Turtle Art

http://turtleart.org/
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/TurtleArt/Tutorials

Scratch

http://scratch.mit.edu/
http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Video_Tutorials

AppInventor

http://appinventor.mit.edu/
http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/tutorials.html

Tynker

http://www.tynker.com/

Alice

http://www.alice.org/
http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/alice/aliceInSchools/workshop08/tutorials.php

Codea

http://twolivesleft.com/Codea/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/codea/id439571171?mt=8

Hopscotch

http://www.gethopscotch.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch-hd/id617098629?mt=8
http://readwrite.com/2013/04/17/hopscotch-code-ipad-app

Lua

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua_%28programming_language%29
http://www.lua.org/
http://lua.gts-stolberg.de/en/index.php?uml=1
http://luatut.com/crash_course.html
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/lua
https://github.com/languages/Lua/most_watched

PHP

http://php.net/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/php
http://www.w3schools.com/php/
https://github.com/languages/PHP/most_watched

Python

http://www.python.org/
http://www.python.org/doc/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.lang.python
https://github.com/languages/Python/most_watched

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

http://www.simonhaughton.co.uk/python-programming-guide.html

TeCoEd Python Resources

http://www.tecoed.co.uk/learn-python.html

Scala

http://www.scala-lang.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scala_%28programming_language%29
http://scala-forum.org/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/scala
https://github.com/languages/Scala/most_watched

Clojure

http://clojure.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clojure
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/clojure
http://clojuredocs.org/
http://clojure-doc.org/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/clojure
https://github.com/languages/Clojure/most_watched

jQuery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JQuery
http://jquery.com/
http://www.referencedesigner.com/tutorials/jquery/jq_1.php
http://www.w3schools.com/jquery/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/jquery

Node.js

http://nodejs.org

JavaScript

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript
http://referencedesigner.com/tutorials/js/js_1.php
http://yuiblog.com/crockford/
http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/javascript
https://github.com/languages/JavaScript/most_watched

Go

http://golang.org/

Haskell

http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell

Papyrus

Scripting language to code modifications to the Skyrim, Fallout, and other Bethesda games.
http://www.creationkit.com/category:papyrus
http://www.cipscis.com/skyrim/tutorials/beginners.aspx
http://www.gameskyrim.com/papyrus-worth-learning-t254615.html

Which Language Should You Learn First?

Two excellent articles on the topic, from O’Reilly Publishing’s programming blog.
http://programming.oreilly.com/2013/11/which-language-should-you-learn-first.html
http://programming.oreilly.com/2014/01/to-ide-or-not-to-ide.html

Picking a Programming Language

http://www.hobbygamedev.com/beg/picking-a-programming-language/
http://www.andrewkkirk.com/2012/09/4-factors-choose-first-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.
https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/organizations/

Design Patterns for Websites

https://www.kidscodecs.com/design-patterns-for-websites/

Wikipedia

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

Yahoo! Design Pattern Library

http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/about/libraries.html
http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/

FactoryJoe's Flickr Collection

http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/collections/72157600001823120/

Erin Young Design Pattern Library List

http://www.erinlynnyoung.com/215/design-patterns-libraries/

Responsive Patterns

http://bradfrost.github.com/this-is-responsive/patterns.html

Elements of Design

http://www.smileycat.com/design_elements/

PatternTap

http://patterntap.com/

Cocoanetics iOS Design Patterns List

http://www.cocoanetics.com/2011/11/steal-good-stuff-ios-design-pattern-collections/

TappGala Mobile Interface Design Patterns

http://www.tappgala.com/

Android Patterns

http://www.androidpatterns.com/

pttrns iOS Mobile Design Patterns

http://pttrns.com/

Mobile Patterns

http://www.mobile-patterns.com/

Patterns of Design

http://www.patternsofdesign.co.uk/

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

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/15/40-helpful-resources-on-user-interface-design-patterns/

Fluid Project

http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Design+Patterns

News Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk
http://www.environmentalleader.com
http://www.lemonde.fr
http://www.miamiherald.com/
http://www.suntimes.com/
http://www.chicagotribune.com/
http://www.seattletimes.com/
http://www.sfgate.com/

An Interview with Patrice Gans

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-patrice-gans/

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

http://csta.acm.org/
http://www.csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/K12Standards.html

Fraser Woods Montessori School

http://fraserwoods.com/

Random Hacks of Kindness

http://www.rhok.org/

Scratch

http://scratch.mit.edu/

Turtle Art

http://turtleart.org/

Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr (Fraser Woods)

http://blog.acm.org/archives/csta/2013/05/random_hacks_a.html
http://www.rhok.org/event/rhok-junior
http://newtownkindness.org/
http://bensbells.org/
http://www.theanimalcenter.org/
http://www.autismspeaks.org/
http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/hartford-connecticut/
http://www.newtownartsfestival.com/
http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/
http://www.savethechildren.org/

Owls and Super Bugs

https://www.kidscodecs.com/owls-and-super-bugs/

Joe Medley

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/voice-software-helps-study-rare-yosemite-owls

Evan Snitkin

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/01/ff-kpc-superbug-nih/

Teach WordPress Basics to Students

https://www.kidscodecs.com/teach-wordpress-basics-to-students/

New to WordPress – Where to Start

http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

WordPress Lessons

http://learn.wordpress.com/
http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons

Blogging is Elementary

http://kimcofino.com/blog/2008/12/05/blogging-is-elementary/

EduBlogs Teacher Challenges: Setting Up Your Class Blog

http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/02/14/student-blogging-activity-1-setting-up-your-class-blog/
http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/about/

Prof Hacker: A Better Blogging Assignment

The comments are as useful than the article.
http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/a-better-blogging-assignment/41127

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.
http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities

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.
http://lipsum.com/

Edublogs.org and WordPress.com

https://www.kidscodecs.com/edublogs-and-wordpress-com/

EduBlogs

http://www.edublog.org
http://edublogs.org/why-edublogs/
http://help.edublogs.org/2012/09/03/how-do-students-create-their-own-blog-and-join-a-class/

WordPress.com

https://www.wordpress.com
http://en.wordpress.com/features/
http://learn.wordpress.com/

PHP

https://www.kidscodecs.com/php/

PHP.net

https://www.php.net

About PHP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_typing#Dynamic_typing
http://www.w3schools.com/php/

Popular PHP Open Source Projects

https://github.com/languages/PHP/most_watched
https://www.wordpress.org
http://symfony.com/
http://drupal.com/
http://ellislab.com/expressionengine
http://ellislab.com/codeigniter

Integrated Development Environments (aka IDEs)

https://www.kidscodecs.com/integrated-development-environments/

Light Table

http://www.lighttable.com

PHP Storm

http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/

Coda

http://www.panic.com/coda/

Useful WordPress Plugins for Education Sites

https://www.kidscodecs.com/useful-wordpress-plugins-for-education-sites/

Contact Form 7

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/
http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/contact-form-7/

BackWPup

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/
http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/backwpup/

Edit Flow

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/edit-flow/
http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/edit-flow/

Editorial Calendar

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/editorial-calendar/
http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/editorial-calendar/

AddThis

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/addthis/
http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/addthis/

Clicky

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/clicky/
http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/clicky/

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/
http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/

WP Super Cache

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/
http://wordpress.org/support/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.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/after-the-deadline/
http://jetpack.me/
http://afterthedeadline.com/

Codea, Hopscotch, Tynker

https://www.kidscodecs.com/codea-hopscotch-tynker/

Codea

http://twolivesleft.com/Codea/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/codea/id439571171?mt=8
http://www.lua.org

Hopscotch

http://www.gethopscotch.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch-hd/id617098629?mt=8
http://readwrite.com/2013/04/17/hopscotch-code-ipad-app

Tynker

http://www.tynker.com

Tracking Animals Online

https://www.kidscodecs.com/tracking-animals-online/

Zoological Society London: Cat Map

http://sites.zsl.org/maps/catmap
http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/03/demographics-cat-map-plots-locations-names-and-colors-of-london-felines/

Movebank

https://www.movebank.org/

SeaBirdTracking.org

http://seabirdtracking.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Albatross
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory%27s_Shearwater

USGS Alaska Science Center

http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/walrus/
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/walrus/2011animation_Norseman.html
http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/nearshore_marine/lt_monitoring.php

Osprey’s Journey

http://www.jamaicabayosprey.org/

Pythons

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/biologists-track-biggest-florida-python-a-17-footer-with-87-eggs/
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529709,00.html
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/state/jury-finds-couple-guilty-in-child%27s-strangulation-death-by-pet-python

Animal Tracks: Black Bear

http://www.bear-tracker.com/bear.html

BISON

http://bison.usgs.ornl.gov/
http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/interactive-map-plots-locations-of-more-than-100-million-species/

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

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/one-cats-incredible-journey/

Random Hacks of Kindness, Junior Edition

https://www.kidscodecs.com/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.

PHP

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.