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coding for kids

ElDorito 7,478 1,374 February 18, 2016 at 02:24 AM
Looking for some fun and engaging coding websites for kids ages 8-11.... I know there's code.org and have started searching on my own, but if you know of any great websites, I'd love for you to share.. Thanks!

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https://scratch.mit.edu/
http://www.alice.org/index.php
and you already know about code.org.

By that age, I was dabbling with HTML, HyperTalk, AppleScript, AppleBasic, perl, and javascript.
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Another resource is www.twit.tv/coding-101 &
https://www.youtube.com/user/TWiTCoding101

Fun instructional videos.
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also: http://www.greenfoot.org/
https://www.codecademy.com/
seriously, this was blocked... there are some free courses on u d e m y. c 0 m

My local library has free access to Lynda and team treehouse. You might see what your library has available. I've been using teamtreehouse a bit lately to teach myself a few new programming languages & brush up on some things I haven't used in a while. It's an OK resource, especially for someone with some prior programming, but I think a kid might get frustrated by the pace and delivery. I would say they don't always do the greatest job of catering to different learning styles (too much auditory not enough visual, eg things they only say), but short videos are good and interactive quizzes are useful.
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Last edited by boboli February 18, 2016 at 02:05 PM
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This is great stuff! Thanks! I like how there's the option for extended learning with 10 hour courses vs quick 30 minute lessons... Thanks so much for the input!
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