Computer Programming

Let's Have Some Computer Fun!

Computer Programming

  • Write Your First Computer Program:

Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.

Go to: http://code.org/learn 

  • Create a holiday card using Scratch:

With Scratch, you can code your own interactive games, stories, animations, and more. In this activity, you'll create an interactive holiday card that you can share with friends and family.

Go to: http://hourofcode.com/sc

  • Pixar in a Box

A collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy. Apply your knowledge of parabolic arcs, weighted averages, algebra, geometry and the like (or learn something about 'em!) while you explore how animation studios really create those awesome sequences. Good for Grade 5 and up!

Go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/

  • Build your own game using Tynker:

A collection of 8 fun activities for children of all ages to try programming. Solve a series of simple puzzles to help Pixel the puppy reach home, and Biff the spaceman reach his moon base. Build the Space Zombies game or create Math Art using our fun and easy visual approach to programming. Go to: http://hourofcode.com/ty

  • Lightbot:

Learn core programming logic, starting from super-basic programming. Learn how to sequence commands, identify patterns, use procedures, and utilize loops! Go to: http://hourofcode.com/lb

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