Programming

Understanding Coding with Python

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Usually we think of coding as something only trained experts and scientists can handle, but not any more thanks to programs like Python. First developed in 1991, Python uses lines of code, letters, and symbols, to create computer programs. Python is easier to read and takes fewer lines of code to accomplish tasks than some programming languages. Python's creator, Guido van Rossum, wanted to create open-source software that used easy-to-understand coding text. His software allows even novice programmers to see results in a short amount of time.

Understanding Coding with Python

Understanding Coding with Hopscotch

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Coding for elementary students is a new and exciting learning opportunity, and this book will show readers how to get coding in just minutes with the program Hopscotch. Instead of lines of text, Hopscotch provides users with colorful, stackable blocks to create animations, games, and more. The main text is supplemented with informative captions, sidebars, and a graphic organizer. Examples of Hopscotch visuals and photographs of kids engaged in coding are also included. These elements come together to help readers grasp the logic and STEM concepts involved with coding.

Understanding Coding with Hopscotch

Understanding Coding with Scratch

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Coding was once an inaccessible activity for elementary students, but not any more. Scratch is an exciting and easy-to-learn coding program for people of all ages. Instead of lines of text, users code by dragging and dropping colorful, stackable blocks to create animations. With this colorful, intuitive, and simple application, even new Scratch users will begin to understand the logic behind coding in just minutes! Coding examples and photographs of age-appropriate students help readers feel at ease with STEM concepts.

Understanding Coding with Scratch

Space Cadet Dice Duel

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Your plan is quickly coming together. Simplicity itself. Just continue to close the gap to the enemy, and launch when within range. Your crew is well-trained and work quickly at their stations, just the edge you need to come out on top.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Space Cadet Dice Duel

Twin Tin Bots

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"The robot was advancing fast towards the base, loaded with crystals – but the opponent team's robot was nearing. 'Bzzzzt!' Lightning sparked briefly, and the Bot changed course to unload the crystal a few meters from his base, his programming slightly jammed by the shock wave.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
50 min.
Twin Tin Bots

Ricochet Robots

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Ricochet Robots is less of a game and more of a puzzle, which explains why there's such an odd number of solutions possible. There's a four-piece modular board that forms a large room with walls spread around the board. There are also color-coded targets on boards.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
25 min.
Ricochet Robots

Duck! Duck! Go!

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Bathtub rubber ducky racing has long been a popular sport. Every year rubber duckies from all walks of life train in bathtubs, spas and small ponds around the world to prepare for the annual Kenducky Derby, the premier bathtub ducky race. duck! duck! GO!

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
20 min.
Duck! Duck! Go!

Sidibaba

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In Sidibaba, players take on the role of Sidibaba and his friends who are searching for hidden treasure in a cave.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
45 min.
Sidibaba

Space Alert

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Space Alert is a team survival game. Players take on the role of a crew of space explorers sent out through hyperspace to survey a dangerous sector of the galaxy.

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
30 min.
Space Alert

RoboRally

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WARNING: LASERS ACTIVE!
As one of several supercomputers in a fully automated widget factory, you have it made.
You are brilliant.
Your are powerful.
You are sophisticated.
You are BORED.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
45 min.
RoboRally

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