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October 2014 Learn More Links

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

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-andrew-mills/

Bits & Bytes

http://www.bitsandbytes.cards/
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bits-and-bytes-a-game-to-teach-coding-to-children
http://www.bitsandbytes.cards/thegame/
http://www.bitsandbytes.cards/schools/
http://www.bitsandbytes.cards/faq/
https://www.facebook.com/bitsandbytescards
https://twitter.com/bitsbytes_cards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjpchT3Ed5k&feature=youtu.be

Andrew Mills

http://www.workingparent.info/learning-resources/how-to-teach-your-kids-to-programme-computers/

Tim Kropp Talks About Creating Games for Kids

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-tim-kropp/

Glide Games

http://www.glide-games.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/glide-games/id557686440
https://twitter.com/Glide_Games
http://www.glide-games.com/blog.html
https://www.linkedin.com/company/glide-games-and-media

Subway Adventures

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fluffy-gem-word-search-subway/id892397647?mt=8

Elevator Adventures

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elevator-adventures/id557686436?mt=8

Wendy Norman and Skype in the classroom

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-wendy-norman/

Skype in the classroom

https://education.skype.com/
https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype
https://education.skype.com/guest_speakers

She’s the First

http://www.shesthefirst.org/
https://www.facebook.com/shesthefirst
https://twitter.com/shesthefirst
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She%27s_the_First

Embrace Infant Warmer

http://embraceglobal.org/embrace-warmer/

Mike Soskil

http://teacherslifeforme.blogspot.com/
https://education.skype.com/users/1966-metsoskil

Enriching the Minds of Kiberia’s Youth through Skype

http://blogs.skype.com/2014/09/17/enriching-the-minds-of-kiberias-youth-through-skype/

Playing Harvest Moon in Japanese

https://www.kidscodecs.com/playing-harvest-moon-in-japanese/

Reddit

www.reddit.com/r/learnjapanese

Nippon-Yasan

http://www.nippon-yasan.com

Japanese Language

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_language
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/learn/benefit/basic/basic.html
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/language/

Japanese Dictionary

http://jisho.org/kanji/radicals/

Maker Faire NY 2014

https://www.kidscodecs.com/maker-faire-ny-2014/

Maker Faire NY 2014

While the event home page will change as new Maker Faires happen, links on the other pages lead to more information about people and companies who were at the Maker Faire NY 2014.
http://makerfaire.com/
http://makezine.com/tag/maker-faire/
http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2014/meet-the-makers/
http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2014/schedule/

The Extraordinaires Design Studio

http://www.extraordinaires.com/

Rory’s Story Cubes

http://www.storycubes.com/

Little Robot Friends

http://www.littlerobotfriends.com/
http://www.littlerobotfriends.com/guides/

littleBits

http://littlebits.cc/

Structr3D Printer

http://www.structur3d.io/
http://www.structur3d.io/blog/2014/7/1/printing-a-fractal-antenna-with-bare-conductive-electric-paint
http://www.structur3d.io/blog/2014/6/19/how-to-install-the-discov3ry-paste-extruder-to-a-3d-printer
http://www.structur3d.io/blog/2014/6/17/adventures-in-paste-extrusion-printing-playdough-at-maker-club

Kit Rex

http://www.kit-rex.com/
https://twitter.com/Kit_Rex
http://makerfaire.com/makers/kitrex/

TinyCircuits

https://tiny-circuits.com/

Spikenzie Labs

http://spikenzielabs.com

Ototo: Make Music from Anything

http://dentakulondon.com/ototo/

PartDaddy 17′ Tall 3D Printer

http://seemecnc.com/
http://makezine.com/2014/09/21/big-printin/

EepyBird Coke + Mentos

http://www.eepybird.com/
http://makezine.com/2014/09/23/eepy-bird-showers-the-crowds-with-diet-coke/

NY Hall of Science Rocket Park

http://nysci.org/rocket-park/

Sashimi Tabernacle Choir

http://makerfaire.com/makers/sashimi-tabernacle-choir-2/
http://www.sashimitabernaclechoir.org/
http://youtu.be/kYlSTvAW1Po

Paper Airplane Launcher

https://sites.google.com/site/seanviolettesproject/paper-airplane-launcher
http://makerfaire.com/makers/paper-airplane-launcher/

Lo Shu Magic Squares Puzzle

https://www.kidscodecs.com/lo-shu-magic-squares-puzzle/

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Lo Shu Magic Squares

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

Magic Squares (Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning)

http://ncm.gu.se/media/maut/india/8_magic_square.pdf
http://ncm.gu.se/

Suzanne and Richard Alejandre’s Lo Shu Activity

http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square/loshu1.html
http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square/loshu2.html

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Includes Thakkura Pheru’s solution for larger magic square puzzles.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=655

Benjamin Franklin’s Numbers: An Unsung Mathematical Odyssey

Some skeptical background for the Emperor Yu legend with alternate origins.
http://books.google.com/books?id=UqugpLLyZUEC&pg=PA20&lpg=PA20&dq=emperor+yu,+mystic+symbol,+turtle,+magic+squares&source=bl&ots=NGVwCmLQtS&sig=zsTWHb_9NyT5GdRo8NXLf21nozM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=itMmVPiKIcWZsQSijIHYDw&ved=0CB0Q6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=emperor%20yu%2C%20mystic%20symbol%2C%20turtle%2C%20magic%20squares&f=false

Magic Square Group on Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

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Game Play

https://www.kidscodecs.com/game-play/

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Gameplay

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

Attempting to Define Game Play

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=98123
http://www.peachpit.com/store/andrew-rollings-and-ernest-adams-on-game-design-9781592730018

How to Tell a Great Story

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/how-to-tell-a-great-story/

How to Tell a Story

https://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story
http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-a-Story

How to Tell a Story without Boring Your Audience to Tears

http://goinswriter.com/tell-story/

How to Tell a Story (Mark Twain)

http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/mtwain/bl-mtwain-howto.htm

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History of Video Games

https://www.kidscodecs.com/video-game-history/

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History of Video Games (Wikipedia)

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

Video Game History Timeline

http://www.museumofplay.org/icheg-game-history/timeline/

History of Video Games

https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/History_of_video_games.html

The Art of Video Games (Smithsonian)

http://www.americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/
http://www.americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/featuredgames/
http://www.americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/gamefest/

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Unity, PyGame, GamePress

https://www.kidscodecs.com/game-creation-tools-unity-pygame-gamepress/

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Unity

http://unity3d.com/
http://unity3d.com/unity/system-requirements
http://unity3d.com/unity/download
http://unity3d.com/learn
https://www.youtube.com/user/Unity3D
http://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/index.html
http://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/index.html
http://www.lynda.com/Unity-D-training-tutorials/1243-0.html
https://twitter.com/unity3d
https://www.facebook.com/unity3d
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_%28game_engine%29

PyGame

http://pygame.org/wiki/about
http://www.pygame.org/docs/
http://pygame.org/wiki/tutorials
http://pygame.org/docs/tut/chimp/ChimpLineByLine.html

GamePress

http://www.gamepressapp.com/
http://www.gamepressapp.com/forum/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gamepress-create-share-play./id637370800?mt=8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whpd1wPFag8
https://www.youtube.com/user/GamePressApp
https://twitter.com/gamepressapp
https://www.facebook.com/GamePressApp

Scratch

http://scratch.mit.edu/
http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/
http://scratched.media.mit.edu/
http://scratch.mit.edu/educators/
http://scratch.mit.edu/parents/
http://www.edutopia.org/kindergarten-creativity-collaboration-lifelong-learning
https://www.kidscodecs.com/scratch-language/

Tynker

Also a block (or bubble) language, includes an app for iPhone/iPad and Android, as well as online lessons.
http://www.tynker.com/

Hopscotch

Also a block (or bubble) language, Hopscotch is an iPhone/iPad app.
http://www.gethopscotch.com/

Codea (iTunes)

http://itunes.apple.com/app/id439571171?mt=8

Codea Resources

http://codea.io
https://bitbucket.org/TwoLivesLeft/core/wiki/Home
https://bitbucket.org/TwoLivesLeft/core/wiki/Codea%20Programming%20FAQ
http://codea.io/talk/categories/code-sharing
https://bitbucket.org/TwoLivesLeft/core/wiki/CopyingCode
https://bitbucket.org/TwoLivesLeft/core/wiki/HintsAndTips
http://codea.io/talk
https://www.kidscodecs.com/codea-tutorials/

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Papyrus

https://www.kidscodecs.com/papyrus-language-skyrim/

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Creation Kit

http://www.creationkit.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/BethesdaGameStudios
http://www.creationkit.com/Bethesda_Tutorial_Creation_Kit_Interface
http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Creation_Kit

Papyrus

http://www.creationkit.com/Category:Papyrus
http://www.creationkit.com/Bethesda_Tutorial_Papyrus_Hello_World
http://www.creationkit.com/Category:Tutorials
http://www.creationkit.com/Category:Editor_Reference
http://tesalliance.org/forums/index.php?/tutorials/category/33-esv-skyrim-modding/

Steam Workshop

http://www.creationkit.com/Introducing_the_Skyrim_Workshop
http://store.steampowered.com/
http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Skyrim Mods

http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse?appid=72850

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How to Design a Game (Maybe)

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-design-a-game/

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How to Design a Game for Sociopathic Characters?

http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/4743/how-to-design-a-game-for-sociopathic-characters

How to Design a Video Game

http://www.wikihow.com/Design-a-Video-Game

How to Make Your Own Board Game

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Board-Game

Analysis of the board game Carcassonne

The blog offers detailed reviews of different games and, therefore, might be great for game design research.
http://ashvaganza.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/analysis-of-the-board-game-carcassonne/
http://ashvaganza.wordpress.com

Urban Life and Happiness: People in Love

http://designagame.eu/2014/09/urban-life-happiness-people-love/
http://designagame.eu/
http://thehappycity.com/the-happy-city/

Learning to Design a Learning Game (how Tonzilla was born)

http://designagame.eu/2014/07/learning-design-learning-game-tonzilla-born/
http://tonzilla.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TonzillaVR
https://twitter.com/krur

Pablo Cavarez

https://twitter.com/PabloCavarez
http://www.bloodymonkey.com/pablo/

Brenda Romero

http://www.ted.com/talks/brenda_brathwaite_gaming_for_understanding
http://bbrathwaite.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/the-core-of-a-game/
http://bbrathwaite.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/a-feature-set-from-a-core/
http://bbrathwaite.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/creating-a-game-design-document/
http://bbrathwaite.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/menus-must-die/
https://twitter.com/br

John Romero

https://twitter.com/romero

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Are Video Games Bad for Kids?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/are-video-games-bad-for-kids/

Effect of Video Games on Child Development

https://my.vanderbilt.edu/developmentalpsychologyblog/2014/04/effect-of-video-games-on-child-development/

Video Game Addiction

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

Gaming Britain: A Nation United by Digital Play

http://www.iabuk.net/news/33-million-uk-game-players

Also In The October 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.