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Learn More Links for December 2013/January 2014

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Links from the bottom of all the December 2013/January 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Where to Recycle Electronics

https://www.kidscodecs.com/where-to-recycle-electronics/

Call2Recycle

http://www.call2recycle.org/locator/

Earth911

http://search.earth911.com/
http://earth911.com/recycling/small-electronics/

GreenerGadgets.org

http://greenergadgets.org/

GameStop

http://www.gamestop.com/recommerce/web/

Target

Needs to have a Target Mobile store if you trade in a store, online otherwise.
http://www.targettradeinprogram.com/

Best Buy Recycling

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

Staples Recycling

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

Consumer Reports Articles on Recycling Electronics

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/04/how-to-recycle-old-electronics-devices/index.htm
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/08/apple-trade-in-program/index.htm

Dell Computer Recycling

http://dellreconnect.com/

Toshiba Recycling

http://us.toshiba.com/green/reuse-and-recycling

Apple Recycling

http://www.apple.com/recycling/

Amazon Trade-In Program

http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-Trade-In/b?ie=UTF8&node=2226766011

Gazelle Trade-In Program

http://www.gazelle.com/

Basel Action Network

http://e-stewards.org/find-a-recycler/
http://www.ban.org/

Eraser (Windows)

http://eraser.heidi.ie/

US Government Resources

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0200-disposing-your-mobile-device
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm

What Happens to Your Electronics When You Drop Them Off for Recycling

http://escrapbeat.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/what-happens-to-your-electronics-when-you-drop-them-off-for-recycling/

Electronic Waste: Where Does It Go and What Happens to It?

http://techland.time.com/2011/01/14/electronic-waste-where-does-it-go-and-what-happens-to-it/

How to Do Online Research

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-do-online-research/

Online Research Techniques

http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/navigatingthenet/tp/How-to-Properly-Research-Online.htm
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/558/1/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/552/02/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Become an Expert Google Searcher in One Hour

A free online seminar from O’Reilly by Stephan Spencer and Nancy Blachman.
http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2923
http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=683389&s=1&k=6B52DEB19D27657F84CD48BDA6313265

Google Guide

http://googleguide.com/
http://googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html

Search Engines

http://www.google.com
https://www.google.com/advanced_search
http://code.google.com
http://www.bing.com
http://www.yahoo.com
http://www.duckduckgo.com
http://www.wolframalpha.com/
http://www.looksmart.com
http://stackexchange.com/
http://stackoverflow.com/
http://www.reddit.com/
http://www.completeplanet.com
http://archive.org/
http://www.wikipedia.org
http://www.ipl.org
http://www.refdesk.com/

Online Research Course Material

https://sites.google.com/site/micdlir/irt-lesson-examples
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWNkbGlyfGd4OjEyZjkyNmQ1NjMwYTVkMTU
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWNkbGlyfGd4OjEzMmJmMDlhNzE3OWI4OA

Tools for Online Research

http://www.addthis.com/
http://getpocket.com
http://evernote.com/
https://trello.com/

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

https://www.kidscodecs.com/make-keep-new-years-resolutions/

Adventure Journal: Make Plans Not Resolutions

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/01/make-plans-not-resolutions/

New Yorker: New Skills for a New Year

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/01/new-skills-for-a-new-year.html

Improvised Life: How to Do More in Less Time

http://www.improvisedlife.com/2011/12/21/how-to-do-more-in-less-time-pulse-and-rest/

Improvised Life: We Test Drive the Pomodoro Time Management Technique

http://www.improvisedlife.com/2012/01/24/we-test-drive-the-pomodoro-time-management-technique/

Business Week: How to Keep New Years Resolutions

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-25/how-to-keep-new-years-resolutions-make-them-in-august#r=hpt-ls

Wall Street Journal: Resolutions: So Irresistible, So Hard to Keep

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324407504578185300898276768.html

Matador Network: How to Map 2013 to be the Biggest Year of Your Life

http://matadornetwork.com/life/how-to-map-2013-to-be-the-biggest-year-of-your-life/

The Hungry Camel

https://www.kidscodecs.com/the-hungry-camel-math-problem/

Camel at the top of Cribyn, WaterAid Corbett Challenge

http://humphreythecamel.org/camel-diary/camel-at-the-top-of-cribyn-wateraid-corbett-challenge/

What is a High Level Language?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/high-level-language/

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Comments

https://www.kidscodecs.com/comments/

Haskell

http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Reference_card#Comments

Lua

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lua_Programming/How_to_Lua/comment
http://www.lua.org/pil/1.3.html

PHP

http://php.net/manual/en/language.basic-syntax.comments.php

Python

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#comments

Comments in Programming Languages

http://www.gavilan.edu/csis/languages/comments.html

Comparison of Programming Language Syntax

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_programming_languages_%28syntax%29#Comments

Take Out the Garbage

https://www.kidscodecs.com/take-out-the-garbage/

Definition of Memory Management

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/memory-management

Definition of Memory Leak

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

Definition of Garbage Collection

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_collection_%28computer_science%29

Is Memory Management in Programming Becoming an Irrelevant Concern?

http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/189542/is-memory-management-in-programming-becoming-an-irrelevant-concern

The Garbage Collection Page (Richard Jones)

http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/rej/gc.html

GC-LIST Garbage Collection FAQ

http://www.iecc.com/gclist/GC-faq.html

Go

https://www.kidscodecs.com/go

Go

http://golang.org/
http://golang.org/project/
http://tour.golang.org/#1
http://golang.org/help/
http://golang.org/doc/
http://golang.org/ref/spec
http://golang.org/doc/code.html
http://golang.org/doc/effective_go.html
http://golang.org/pkg/
http://blog.golang.org/
https://code.google.com/p/go-wiki/wiki/GoUserGroups

FAQ

http://golang.org/doc/faq

Go at Google: Language Design in the Service of Software Engineering

http://talks.golang.org/2012/splash.article

An Overview of the Go Programming Language in Five Examples

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1714100

“My favorite programming language:” Google’s Go has some coders raving

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/my-favorite-programming-language-googles-go-has-some-coders-raving/

Go: A Nice Language with an Annoying Personality

http://corte.si/posts/code/go/go-rant.html

Go Search Engine

go-lang.cat-v.org/go-search

Go Projects on Github

https://github.com/garyburd/gddo
https://code.google.com/p/go/source/browse/?repo=tools#hg%2Fcmd%2Fgodoc
https://github.com/golang/groupcache
https://github.com/youtube/vitess

Gorilla Web Toolkit

http://www.gorillatoolkit.org/

Revel Framework

http://robfig.github.io/revel/

Renee French

http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/glenda.html
http://www.reneefrench.com/

Ravin Rabbids

http://rabbids.ubi.com/bwaaah/en-US/home/index.aspx

People: Siblings Pete and Alexa Ingram-Cauchi Talk about iD Tech and Tech Summer Camps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/interview-with-peter-ingram-cauchi-and-alexa/

iDTech

http://www.idtech.com/
http://www.idtech.com/blog/
https://www.facebook.com/computercamps

Help Kids Code Resources: Technology Summer Camps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/technology-summer-camps-kids/

People: Boone Gorges

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-boone-gorges/

Teleogistic

http://teleogistic.net/
http://boone.gorg.es/
https://twitter.com/boone
http://teleogistic.net/2012/09/wordpress-in-education-meet-the-free-software-community-and-vice-versa/
http://teleogistic.net/2011/09/i-develop-free-software-because-of-cuny-and-blackboard/

CUNY Academic Commons

http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/

BuddyPress

http://buddypress.org/

Commons in a Box (CBOX)

CBOX takes the complexity out of creating a Commons site, helping organizations create an online space where their members can discuss issues, collaborate on projects, and share their work.
http://commonsinabox.org/

Participad

Real time collaboration for WordPress.
http://participad.org/
http://teleogistic.net/tag/participad/

Anthologize

Use the power of WordPress to transform online content into an electronic book.
http://anthologize.org/
http://teleogistic.net/tag/anthologize/

That Camp

http://thatcamp.org/about/

bin, boot, opt, and other Linux File System Hierarchy Mysteries

https://www.kidscodecs.com/bin-boot-opt-linux-mysteries/

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Off Beat: How to Translate Gobbledygook to English

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-translate-gobbledygook-to-english/

The WordPress Email/Post

http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/09/13/javascript-unit-tests-for-core/
http://develop.svn.wordpress.org/trunk/
http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/tests/qunit/index.html#L13

QUnit

http://qunitjs.com/
http://qunitjs.com/cookbook/

Unit Tests

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit-testing

WordPress and Subversion

http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/svn/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Subversion

WordPress and Github

https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress
http://myprogrammingblog.com/2012/01/20/github-how-clone-github-repo-how-to-push-to-github-how-to-get-files-from-github-ubuntu/
http://scribu.net/wordpress/contributing-to-wordpress-using-github.html

Last Words: Imposters and Kids Who Can’t Code

https://www.kidscodecs.com/imposters-and-kids-who-cant-code/

The Myth of ‘I Can’t Code’

http://stephaniehoh.github.io/blog/2013/11/06/the-myth-of-i-cant-code/
http://blog.flatironschool.com/post/66383520349/the-myth-of-i-cant-code

Language of the Month: Go

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

Help Kids Code News Wire

https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/people/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/sources/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/date-archives/

Also In The December 2013 Issue

Siblings Pete and Alexa Ingram-Cauchi Talk iD Tech and Tech Summer Camps

They talk about how they started and run iDTech summer camps together and how parents can evaluate tech summer camps.

Where to Recycle Electronics

Here are a few places where you can recycle your old electronics safely.

What is a High Level Language?

What are the differences between high level languages and machine languages? And how do these differences impact coding?

An Interview with Boone Gorges

Learn how a humanities PhD became a software programmer who builds online communities for universities, as well as Lead Developer for BuddyPress and helping to create WordPress plugins like Anthologize and Participad.

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

A few great ideas on how to make New Year's resolution you might actually keep, and have fun doing so. Whether you like structure or hate it, here are a few approaches and a number of resources to help.

News Wire Stories for December/January

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of November 2013.

No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we aren’t either.

The Hungry Camel

How many measures of grain can one camel eat while delivering grain, before the camel runs out of grain to deliver? A fun math problem at least 1,000 years old.

How to Do Online Research

Online research skills are critical for software programmers. It's how you learn any language, by searching for error messages and looking up reference material.

Comments

Almost all programming languages include the ability to add comments and other notes in your code. Here's how several languages work with comments.

Take Out the Garbage

In the same way your bedroom may be impossible to enter if you let dirty clothes pile up, computers can crash and refuse to operate if their memory is stuffed with unused data.

bin, boot, opt, and Linux File System Hierarchy Mysteries

The Linux directory structure looks confusing compared to Windows. Here are the names and purpose of each directory.

What is Localhost?

Localhost is available on most computers, usually to display web pages. It's also useful to use to learn coding on your computer.

The Paywall and Adding Voices to Help Kids Code

With this issue, you will find some articles require subscription. Here's an explanation and how you can help add writers and voices to future issues of this magazine.

Learn More Links for December 2013/January 2014

Links from the bottom of all the December 2013/January 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.