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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

Build Your Own Website

Python for Kids

Learn to Program with Scratch

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

No Starch Press

Computer Science and Programming Toys

Glide Games

Robot Turtles Board Game


Move the Turtle

Bits and Bytes Card Game

Makey Makey


Circuit Stickers

Little Robot Friends




Lauren Ipsum Book

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

Learning to Program with Scratch

Python for Kids

Build Your Own Website

LEGO Mindstorms

Raspberry Pi


Beagle Bone


Online Courses

Coder Dojo

Black Girls Code



How to Find Summer Tech Camps

Summer Technology Camps for 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.

Digital Media Academy

Includes Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal locations in Canada, as well as US. Ages 6 to 17 and adults.

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.

Coder Dojo

An international coding club to connect programming professionals with kids 7-17 and their parents (if parents want to get involved).

Kids Can Code

Based in Southern California with a focus on Python, Scratch, and Raspberry Pi.

Tech Kids Unlimited

Based in the New York City area, this camp specializes in kids who learn differently with special needs.

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.


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.


C Basics

Reference Manual

C History


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Design, Destinations, and Systems

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Control Flow

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Chris Bradfield Talks Coding, Games, and Helping Kids Code

Kids Can Code

Rachel Manning Talks Software Development and the Freelance Life

Rachel Manning

Create a Website with Wix


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

Test Site on

This is the site with photos and text.

How to Make New Years Resolutions

10 Sure Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

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

6 ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

6 Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions for Pets

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

Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine

Calvin and Hobbes

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

Last Words: Playgrounds for Programmers


Swift Inspirations (Bret Victor) (Bret Victor)

Why Apple's Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming

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


A List of Software Development 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.


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.