Programming

Computers and Programming | Ready Jet Go!

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Computers played a big part in space exploration. In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, Dr. Rafferty explains how giant computers were used to guide astronauts to the moon in 1969. She then explains the concept of computer programming in the form of a catchy song. Remember, it's all about the zeroes and ones!

Instructions & Programs: Crash Course Computer Science #8

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Today, we’re going to take our first baby steps from hardware into software! Using that CPU we built last episode, we’re going to run some instructions and walk you through how a program operates on the machine level. We'll show you how different programs can be used to perform different tasks, and how software can unlock new capabilities that aren't built into the hardware.

littlecodr

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Littlecodr is an insanely fun card game that introduces code to kids ages 4 and up. Crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this game is now introducing coding and computer programming concepts to kids all across the world.

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Lego WeDo 2.0 Robotics Kit

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Understanding computing and programming is a valuable skill to develop at a young age. According to the National Curriculum for computing, a “high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Lego WeDo 2.0 Robotics Kit

Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook

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Get ready to learn a whole new language: computer coding!

Do you love to play computer games? You can teach yourself how to create your own games with this Scratch programming workbook.

A playful, hands-on introduction to coding your own games in Scratch, the free online coding platform. Helps develop the essential skills needed to work with code, including problem solving and critical thinking. Perfect for beginners, with easy-to-understand, engaging instructions and no complicated jargon.

Get ready, get set, get coding!

Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook

Coding Games in Scratch

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If you like playing computer games, why not create your own? This book has all you need to build thrilling racing challenges, crazy platform games, and fiendish puzzles.

Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder using the popular programming language Scratch™. Improve your coding skills and learn to create, remix, and customize your own games. Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores.

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Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking

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This report summarizes a workshop on the nature of computational thinking held February 19-20, 2009 in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Research Council's (NRC's) Committee for the Workshops on Computational Thinking. The workshop was structured to gather inputs and insights from computer scientists, information technologists, and disciplinary experts knowledgeable about how computational thinking might be relevant to their domains of expertise.

Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature 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

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