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Report of a Workshop on the Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking

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This report summarizes the second of two workshops on computational thinking, which was held February 4-5, 2-10, in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Research Council's (NRC's) Committee for the Workshops on Computational Thinking.

Report of a Workshop on the Pedagogical Aspects of Computational Thinking

Teaching Programming Concepts through Play

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Understanding how computer programming works is a critical part of digital literacy for students today. Even students who aren't learning how to code can benefit greatly from knowing how programs work. This book uses highly engaging games to immerse students in the world of logical thinking and problem solving. From programming robots to writing stories that work as interactive fiction games, the lessons in this book provide ways to build digital literacy beyond the computer lab.

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Teaching Programming Concepts through Play

Help Your Kids With Computer Coding

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Help Your Kids with Computer Coding is exactly what ever parent of a budding computer programmer needs. The straightforward visual approach combines colorful graphics with step-by-step instructions, making the art of coding clear and enjoyable for the complete beginner.

From coding basics to fun projects, this unique guide will inspire children to use their imaginations and problem-solving skills to build games and animations using two different programming languages—Scratch and Python.

Help Your Kids With Computer Coding

The Official ScratchJr Book

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ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games.

The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.

The Official ScratchJr Book

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

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Join the learning revolution sweeping the globe!

3D printers, robotics, programming, wearable computing, and Arduino capture the imaginations of today's student. When exciting new technologies combine with hands-on traditions, your classroom becomes a maker-space where learning soars. The time is now to place invention and creativity ahead of worksheets and testing.

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

Ruby Wizardry

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The Ruby programming language is perfect for beginners: easy to learn, powerful, and fun to use! But wouldn't it be more fun if you were learning with the help of some wizards and dragons?

Ruby Wizardry is a playful, illustrated tale that will teach you how to program in Ruby by taking you on a fantastical journey. As you follow the adventures of young heroes Reuben and Scarlet, you'll learn real porgramming skills, like how to:

Ruby Wizardry

Learn to Program with Scratch

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Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts?

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Learn to Program with Scratch

JavaScript for Kids

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JavaScript is the programming language of the Internet, the secret sauce that makes the Web awesome, your favorite sites interactive, and online games fun!

JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You'll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas.

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Python for Kids

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Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that's easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that's no fun for anyone.

Python for Kids

Learn to Program with Minecraft

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A blocky introduction to programming. You've bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you'll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers!

Learn to Program with Minecraft

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