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November 2014 Learn More Links

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

Programming Books for Kids

https://www.kidscodecs.com/programming-books-for-kids/

Build Your Own Website

http://www.nostarch.com/byow

Python for Kids

http://www.nostarch.com/pythonforkids

Learn to Program with Scratch

http://www.nostarch.com/learnscratch

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

http://www.nostarch.com/scratch

No Starch Press

http://www.nostarch.com/catalog/kids
http://www.nostarch.com

Computer Science and Programming Toys

https://www.kidscodecs.com/holiday-toys-computer-science-coding/

Glide Games

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elevator-adventures/id557686436?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fluffy-gem-word-search-subway/id892397647?mt=8
http://store.momschoiceawards.com/index.php?entry_id=3630

Robot Turtles Board Game

http://www.robotturtles.com/
http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles/adventure/
http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danshapiro/robot-turtles-the-board-game-for-little-programmer
http://duxter.com/robotturtles

Kibo

http://www.shop.kinderlabrobotics.com/

Move the Turtle

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

Bits and Bytes Card Game

http://www.bitsandbytes.cards/
http://www.bitsandbytes.cards/pre-order/

Makey Makey

http://www.makeymakey.com/

littleBits

http://littlebits.cc/

Circuit Stickers

http://www.makershed.com/collections/circuit-stickers
https://www.crowdsupply.com/chibitronics/circuit-stickers

Little Robot Friends

http://www.littlerobotfriends.com/

Sphero

http://www.gosphero.com/sphero-2-0/
http://www.gosphero.com/education/
http://www.kidsruby.com/

Tynker

http://www.tynker.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tynker-learn-programming-build/id805869467?mt=8

Hopscotch

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch-programming-designed/id617098629?mt=8

Lauren Ipsum Book

http://www.nostarch.com/laurenipsum

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

http://www.nostarch.com/scratch

Learning to Program with Scratch

http://www.nostarch.com/learnscratch

Python for Kids

http://www.nostarch.com/pythonforkids

Build Your Own Website

http://www.nostarch.com/byow

LEGO Mindstorms

http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/
http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/downloads/software/ddsoftwaredownload/

Raspberry Pi

http://www.raspberrypi.org/
http://www.raspberrypi.org/buy/
https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=raspberry+pi
https://www.kidscodecs.com/raspberry-pi-projects/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/more-fun-with-raspberry-pi/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/my-adventures-with-raspberry-pi/

Arduino

www.adafruit.com/arduino
http://www.arduino.cc/

Beagle Bone

http://beagleboard.org/

Codea

http://itunes.apple.com/app/id439571171?mt=8
http://codea.io
https://www.kidscodecs.com/codea-tutorials/

Online Courses

http://www.codecademy.com/
http://pluralsight.com/
http://www.lynda.com/Developer-training-tutorials/50-0.html

Coder Dojo

https://coderdojo.com/

Black Girls Code

http://www.blackgirlscode.com/

SketchUp

http://www.sketchup.com/
http://www.sketchup.com/learn
http://www.sketchup.com/download
https://www.kidscodecs.com/3d-sketchup-for-beginners/

Blendr

http://www.blender.org/
http://www.blender.org/features/projects/
http://www.blender.org/support/
http://www.blender.org/support/tutorials/

How to Find Summer Tech Camps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-find-summer-tech-camps/

Summer Technology Camps for Kids

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

iDTech Camps (Internal Drive)

One and two week camps at colleges and universities in US. Kids 7-17 plus Teen Camps. Registration starts November 1, 2013 for summer 2014.
http://www.idtech.com/

Digital Media Academy

Includes Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal locations in Canada, as well as US. Ages 6 to 17 and adults.
http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/

Black Girls Code

Summer of Code 2013 was in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, Memphis, New York, District of Columbia, Chicago, and Oakland, California.
http://www.blackgirlscode.com

Coder Dojo

An international coding club to connect programming professionals with kids 7-17 and their parents (if parents want to get involved).
http://www.coderdojo.com

Kids Can Code

Based in Southern California with a focus on Python, Scratch, and Raspberry Pi.
http://kidscancode.org/

Tech Kids Unlimited

Based in the New York City area, this camp specializes in kids who learn differently with special needs.
http://www.techkidsunlimited.org/

The Flatiron School (New York City)

Five two-week summer terms for kids 13-18. Learn to write code using the same technologies used by coders at some of the coolest tech companies around, like Twitter and Hulu.
http://summer.flatironschool.com/

Tynker

Tynker offers interactive one week summer courses for children to learn programming and game design at their own pace at home, in addition to their grade based curriculum for schools. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
http://www.tynker.com/summer-camps/

C

https://www.kidscodecs.com/c-programming-language/

C Basics

http://www.le.ac.uk/users/rjm1/cotter/page_04.htm
http://www.physics.drexel.edu/courses/Comp_Phys/General/C_basics/
http://www.loirak.com/prog/ctutor.php

Reference Manual

https://www.gnu.org/software/gnu-c-manual/gnu-c-manual.html
http://www.c-faq.com/

C History

http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/chist.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_%28programming_language%29

FTP

https://www.kidscodecs.com/ftp/

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Design, Destinations, and Systems

https://www.kidscodecs.com/design-systems-versus-destinations/

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Control Flow

https://www.kidscodecs.com/programming-control-flows/

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Chris Bradfield Talks Coding, Games, and Helping Kids Code

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-chris-bradfield/

Kids Can Code

http://www.kidscancode.org

Rachel Manning Talks Software Development and the Freelance Life

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-rachel-manning/

Rachel Manning

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmanning

Create a Website with Wix

https://www.kidscodecs.com/create-a-website-with-wix/

Wix

http://www.wix.com

Sample Text Files

Files you can use to build a test website.
website-sample-text.txt file

Hummingbird Photos

This Flickr search URL displays an Advanced Search for images with Creative Commons licenses which means they’re free to use, certainly to create a test site to try out a service like Wix.com
http://www.flickr.com/search?safe_search=1&license=4%2C5&sort=relevance&text=hummingbird

Test Site on Wix.com

This is the site with photos and text.
http://emelineswanson.wix.com/hummingbird

How to Make New Years Resolutions

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

10 Sure Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-sure-ways-to-keep-your-new-years-resolutions/0005
http://psychcentral.com/news/2009/12/29/6-steps-to-making-new-years-resolutions-that-work/10461.html
http://psychcentral.com/lib/5-tips-on-how-to-keep-new-years-resolutions-2/00018459
http://psychcentral.com/lib/rethink-those-failed-new-years-resolutions/00018625
http://psychcentral.com/lib/new-year-new-goals-maybe/00014832

What’s the Best Way to Keep Your New Years Resolution in 2014?

https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-best-way-to-keep-your-New-Years-Resolution-in-2014

6 ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2013/12/27/keep-new-years-resolutions-goals/4192127/

6 Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2011/12/30/6-ways-to-actually-keep-your-new-years-resolution/

New Year’s Resolutions for Pets

https://www.petcentric.com/12-09-2013/new-years-resolutions-for-pets

12 Most Powerful Ways To Keep Your Creative New Year's Resolutions

http://12most.com/2014/01/01/12-powerful-ways-creative-years-resolutions/

Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine

http://michaelyingling.com/random/calvin_and_hobbes/
http://michaelyingling.com/random/calvin_and_hobbes/search.php?phrase=new+year

Calvin and Hobbes

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

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

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

Last Words: Playgrounds for Programmers

https://www.kidscodecs.com/playgrounds-for-software-development-tools/

Swift

https://developer.apple.com/swift/
https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/swift/conceptual/Swift_Programming_Language/GuidedTour.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_%28programming_language%29

Swift Inspirations

http://www.nondot.org/sabre/
http://lighttable.com/2014/06/10/light-table-and-apples-swift/
http://lighttable.com/2012/06/24/its-playtime/
http://vimeo.com/36579366 (Bret Victor)
http://vimeo.com/66085662 (Bret Victor)

Why Apple's Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/apple-swift/

Why Coders Are Going Nuts Over Apple's New Programming Language

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/apple-swift-language/

PyCharm

http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/whatsnew/

A List of Software Development Tools

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/software-programming-tools/

Also In The November 2014 Issue

Andrew Mills Talks about Bits & Bytes and How to Design Games

Andrew created Bits & Bytes, a fun card game to teach kids computing skills: logic, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Tim Kropp Talks About Creating Games for Kids

Tim describes how he created his game company, Glide Games, and with his young son created two video games, Elevator Adventures and Subway Adventures.

Lo Shu Magic Squares Puzzle

A 4,000 year old Chinese magic squares puzzle is both fun and a way to learn basic problem solving skills. Plus turtles.

History of Video Games

Can you name the first video game? The first game likely was Tennis for Two in 1958 but it could be Space Wars! in 1962 or other games. It's complicated.

Playing Harvest Moon in Japanese

The story of an English-speaking person learning a little Japanese by playing the latest Harvest Moon game, Connect to a New World, in original Japanese.

Wendy Norman and Skype in the classroom

Wendy Norman, the Director of Social Good at Microsoft, talks about the history and features of the Skype in the classroom service for teachers.

Game Play

You can use the concepts of game play to turn almost any task or information into a game. Assuming you can define game play.

Maker Faire NY 2014

The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth turned out to be tons of fun for kids and parents, plus a place to wander and find new technology. Links and video.

We need storytelling. Otherwise, life just goes on and on like the number Pi.

October 2014 Learn More Links

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

Papyrus

This language lets you modify the Skyrim game to learn game coding plus have fun adding objects and functionality to the game.

October 2014 News Wire

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

Unity, PyGame, GamePress

Three game creation software tools you can use to create games. Includes a brief description and lots of links to these and other game creation tools.