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May 2014 Learn More Links

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Computer Science Unplugged

https://www.kidscodecs.com/computer-science-unplugged/

Computer Science Unplugged

http://csunplugged.org/
http://groups.google.com/group/cs-unplugged-sharing
http://csunplugged.org/unplugged-teachers
http://csunplugged.org/books
https://www.youtube.com/user/csunplugged
http://csunplugged.org/people

Tim Bell

http://csunplugged.org/users/tim-bell
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/tim.bell/

Ian Witten

http://csunplugged.org/users/ian-witten
http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~ihw/

Mike R. Fellows

http://www.mrfellows.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fellows

Tom Cortina (Carnegie Mellon University)

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/cs4hs/summer13/presentations/CSUnplugged2013Part1.pdf
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/cs4hs/summer13/presentations/CSUnplugged2013Part2.pdf

Open Educational Resources (OER)

http://www.oercommons.org/browse/collection/computer-science-unplugged

National STEM Centre (UK)

http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/collection/1648/computer-science-unplugged

National Center for Women in Technology

http://www.ncwit.org/resources/computer-science-box-unplug-your-curriculum

Kinesthetic Learning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesthetic_learning
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~kla/

CS Unplugged and Middle-School Students' Views, Attitudes, and Intentions Regarding CS

Academic research on how to connect CS Unplugged activities more directly to computer science concepts.
https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/courses/compsci747s2c/lectures/taub-cs-unplugged-toce-12.pdf

What is Computational Thinking?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/what-is-computational-thinking/

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Computational Thinking

Jeannette Wing’s Viewpoint article published in the March 2006 issue of the Communication of the ACM magazine.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/publications/Wing06.pdf

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Computational Thinking

http://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CompThinking.html

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Computational Thinking Resources

http://www.iste.org/learn/computational-thinking

Exploring Computational Thinking (Google)

http://www.google.com/edu/computational-thinking/lessons.html

Examples of Computational Thinking in the K-12 Experience

http://afterschoolconvening.itestlrc.edc.org/sites/afterschoolconvening.itestlrc.edc.org/files/Examples%20of%20Computational%20Thinking%20in%20the%20K-12%20Experience.pdf

Computational Thinking (Wikipedia)

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

Scalable Game Design and Computational Thinking

http://sgd.cs.colorado.edu/wiki/Computational_thinking

Scalable Game Design and the Development of a Checklist for Getting Computational Thinking into Public Schools

http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~ralex/papers/PDF/SIGCSE10-repenning.pdf

Computational Thinking for Kids (Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science)

http://www.eimacs.com/blog/2012/04/computational-thinking-for-kids/

Computer Science for the Rest of Us

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/business/computer-science-for-non-majors-takes-many-forms.html

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How to Create (and Crack) Secret Codes

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-create-crack-secret-codes-ciphers/

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Ciphering a Sentence (Google)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14pzsXHABr3mIplbN_3Bc6RuZ8XzOiY0YqDNItse64Zo/edit

Cipher (Wikipedia)

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

Letter Frequency

Some resources with information about how common individual letters are in the English language. The Wikipedia article includes data on Spanish, Turkish, Swedish, and other languages.
http://www.math.cornell.edu/~mec/2003-2004/cryptography/subs/frequencies.html
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/what-is-the-frequency-of-the-letters-of-the-alphabet-in-english
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequency

The Secret Language

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/secret/secret.html

Secret Codes for Cubs and Scouts

https://sites.google.com/site/codesforscouts/

Three Secret Codes to Try With Your Kids

http://www.makeandtakes.com/3-secret-codes-to-try-with-your-kids

Create Secret Codes and Ciphers (Wiki How)

http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Secret-Codes-and-Ciphers

Cryptography (Wikipedia)

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

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Grace Hopper

https://www.kidscodecs.com/grace-hopper/

Grace Hopper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Grace_Hopper.aspx
http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-story.html
http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/hopper.html
http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/hopper.html
http://www.i-programmer.info/history/8-people/294-the-mother-of-cobol.html
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
http://cs-www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-wit.html

Mark I

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

Univac

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

Struktiron

http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/wiki/Category:Struktiron

Lauren Ipsum (a book review)

https://www.kidscodecs.com/lauren-ipsum/

Lauren Ipsum

http://www.laurenipsum.org/
http://www.laurenipsum.org/sample
https://www.facebook.com/laurenipsum

Facebook Engineer Turns 5-Year-Olds Into Hackers (Wired)

http://www.wired.com/2012/05/facebook-engineer-lauren-ipsum/

Carlos Bueno

http://carlos.bueno.org/about.html

Ytaelena Lopez

http://ytaelena.tumblr.com/

Bogons

https://www.kidscodecs.com/bogons/

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Bogons

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

Martian Packets

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

Unsung Heroes Save Net from Chaos

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8163190.stm

IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)

http://www.iana.org/numbers
http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space.xhtml

Team Cymru

https://www.team-cymru.org/Services/Bogons/
https://www.team-cymru.org/About/
https://www.team-cymru.org/

Bogons Ate My Website

http://www.mcanerin.com/EN/articles/bogon-01.asp

Justice League

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_League
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_Manhunter

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Captcha

https://www.kidscodecs.com/captcha/

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Captcha

http://www.captcha.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/captcha.htm

Time to Kill Off Captchas

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/time-to-kill-off-captchas/

Google reCaptcha

http://www.google.com/recaptcha

NuCaptcha

http://www.nucaptcha.com/demo
http://www.elie.net/blog/security/how-we-broke-the-nucaptcha-video-scheme-and-what-we-propose-to-fix-it

SweetCaptcha

http://sweetcaptcha.com/

Google Authenticator

http://code.google.com/p/google-authenticator/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Authenticator

Open Source Google Authenticator Projects

https://github.com/kaie/otp-authenticator-android
https://fedorahosted.org/freeotp/

xkcd: A New Captcha Approach

https://xkcd.com/233/

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The Turing Test

https://www.kidscodecs.com/the-turing-test/

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Computing Machinery and Intelligence (1950 paper)

http://loebner.net/Prizef/TuringArticle.html
http://www.turing.org.uk/scrapbook/test.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_Test

The Loebner Prize

http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/loebner-prize.html

The Turing Machine

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/turing-machine/
http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/scrapbook/machine.html

The Turing Machine in JavaScript

http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/scrapbook/tmjava.html

Alan Turing

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/turing/
http://www.turing.org.uk/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

Chatterbots

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

Kobayashi Maru

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobayashi_Maru
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Gp2Ir7n9M

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Data Types

https://www.kidscodecs.com/data-types/

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Data Types

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

C

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_%28programming_language%29#Data_types

Erlang

http://www.erlang.org/doc/reference_manual/data_types.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_%28programming_language%29

PHP

http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.types.intro.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP_%28programming_language%29#Data_types

Ruby

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_%28programming_language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_typing

Common Lisp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Lisp#Data_types

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FORTRAN

https://www.kidscodecs.com/fortran/

Fortran (Wikipedia)

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

The FORTRAN Programming Language

http://groups.engin.umd.umich.edu/CIS/course.des/cis400/fortran/fortran.html

John W. Backus

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/builders/builders_backus.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Backus

FORTRAN Tutorials

http://folk.uio.no/hpl/scripting/doc/f77/tutorial/
http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/COURSES/cs201/NOTES/fortran.html
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/documents/13601/162125/fortran_class.pdf
http://exodus.physics.ucla.edu/Fortran95/PSTIResearchLecSeries1.html
http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/course-notes/unix-courses/Fortran
http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/nmm1/Fortran/index.html
http://www.nsc.liu.se/~boein/f77to90/f77to90.html
http://nf.nci.org.au/training/FortranBasic/
http://nf.nci.org.au/training/FortranAdvanced/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGPj5cTGd58 (Windows)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK6GSvpGZfk (Linux)

FORTRAN/Fortran Compilers

http://www.personal.psu.edu/hdk/fortran.html
https://www.fortran.com/compilers.html
http://www.silverfrost.com/11/ftn95/ftn95_fortran_95_for_windows.aspx
http://www.silverfrost.com/23/ftn95/ftn95_documentation.aspx
http://hpc.sourceforge.net/ (Mac)

The History of Emoticons

https://www.kidscodecs.com/history-of-emoticons/

Emoticons

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

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Emoticons

Includes an audio interview with Professor Fahlman.
http://matadornetwork.com/life/emoticon-history-facts/

Is than an Emoticon in 1862?

The controversy in all its gory detail.
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/hfo-emoticon/

The First Emoticon?

Robert Herrick invented it first. Seriously.
http://ivebeenreadinglately.blogspot.ca/2014/04/the-first-emoticon.html
http://blogs.canoe.ca/canoetech/uncategorized/was-the-emoticon-created-in-1648/

Emoji IRL: A Q&A with the designer who sees emoticons as works of art

The oldsters discover emojis and get a youngster to explain the phenomenon.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/01/15/emoji-irl-a-qa-with-the-designer-who-sees-emoticons-as-works-of-art/

Lists of Emoticons

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

1982

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skepta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alister_Walker

42

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#The_number_42
http://douglasadams.com/

Also In The May 2014 Issue

Computer Science Unplugged

The Computer Science Unplugged movement introduces non-technical people to computer hardware and software concepts that drive the technologies we use.

What is Computational Thinking?

While computers think in rigid predictable patterns, learning computational thinking helps us understand how and why computers work.

CAPTCHA

We've all used Captchas and found some impossible to solve. Here's why they exist, how they work, and less frustrating alternatives.

Data Types

Programming languages use data types to allocate memory and enforce data integrity. They also reveal the nature of a language.

Lauren Ipsum

If the idea of a computer science book without computers upsets you, please close your eyes until you've finished reading.

The Turing Test

The Turing Test, and its creator Alan Turing, have had a profound effect on computer science and artificial intelligence.

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.

May 2014 Learn More Links

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

Fortran

One of two key programming languages (Lisp is the other), FORTRAN defined many of the key ideas used in programming languages.

May 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of April 2014.

How to Create (and Crack) Secret Codes and Ciphers

Secret codes, or ciphers, are a great way to teach computational thinking.

Grace Hopper

One of the first female programmers, Grace Hopper also worked as a mathematician and had an unusual career for women in the 1900s.

BOGONs

Bogons are not an evil race of aliens. But they do shine a light on one part of the internet little known outside of a few security technologists.