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Computer Programming for Kids

Lego Mindstorms Robot

In yesterday’s post about the iPad app, Daisy the Dinosaur, I referenced some ways to introduce kids to computer programming.  For those of you who want to pursue this further, I thought you might like this post by Marshall Brain, “Teaching Your Kids How to Write Computer Programs”.  This is a fairly detailed summary of different websites and other resources for learning basic programming skills.  “Light Bot” is a website that he recommends for students who are 7 or 8 years old.  He also gives a summary of the Lego Mindstorms program, which I highly recommend for schools or other organizations.  There are links for learning how to code and how to design apps as well.  “Teaching Your Kids How to Write Computer Programs” is definitely a good place to start if you are a teacher or parent looking for this type of resource.  Two more resources?  Gamestar Mechanic (website) and Sketch Nation Studio (iPad app), both referenced in my post on Genius Hour, Part III.