Apple launches Swift Playgrounds Ipad app to help kids learn coding
Article - Motivated and innovative 12 year old Quin Etnyre uses arduino to build robots, code, converted his family garage into a place to hack and build, and has started his own company Qtechknow. Article also includes another brilliant 12 year old, Sylvia Todd, who has her own DIY Super Awesome Mini Maker Show.
Click here for link to Sylvia's Webshow.
This is the link to the article about Quin Etnyre and Sylvia Todd:
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5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids
Rise of the Hackers: Screening Q&AIn "Rise of The Hackers," NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. This online screening will feature insights from several cybersecurity experts who will answer your questions about the threats described in the program, share best practices for staying safe online, and discuss the security implications of an increasingly connected world.
The Cybersecurity Lab
Explore the world of coding, cyber scams, and online safety in the new Cybersecurity Lab from NOVA. In the game, you play the role of chief technology officer in a start-up social network company who has to complete challenges to defend your company from cyber attacks. The Cybersecurity Lab is a great resource for STEM educators who want to teach students best practices for staying safe online and introduce them to coding.
More sites to check out to Learn Programming:
Another hacking site: http://www.hackasaurus.org/en-US/
Make your own cheap, mini-computer that is good for programming:
and see this too: http://makezine.com/category/electronics/raspberry-pi/
Einstein's Workshop (In Massachusetts) - An "amazing space for kids to explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, and math." This place looks so cool that I signed up for their emails in case something stands out as a not to miss opportunity (even though it is far away):
To see more videos and tutorials, check them out on youtube.