If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity
You can get nearly one-fifth of Apple's top recommended kids' apps for free. Cool beans, right? They include the best free games, educational, fun learning and creativity apps for kids. Find them all here.
"Cargo Bot is a fun and challenging game that students can play to learn some principles of logic and programming. The object of the game is to program a robot to complete increasingly complex sequences of tasks. Students start out by programming the robot to move one box from point A to point B. After successfully programming the robot students are advanced to programming more complex tasks like a repeating loop of movements and staggered movements."
From the original article: "One of the cool things about PowerPoint is that it let's you embed sounds into directly into the presentation. You can insert sound loops and cliparts to decorate your presentations or even add a nice background music while playing the slide show. Here..."
With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next victim to harassment and cyberbullying, these and several other issues are waiving a red flag for parents, teachers,and education stakeholders to take an immediate action and make digital citizenship an essential component in the curriculum. Kids need to be aware of these risks and should be taught on how to surf the net safely.
Clipping Magic is a free web app for quickly and easily removing image backgrounds.
When using images for PowerPoint presentations, blog posts and other projects, one may require removing their background so that they may blend in with the colors of your presentation slide, blog or canvas. However, removing a background image isn’t easy and being a PRO at PhotoShop is not possible for everyone.
This module explores how far we'd come by the turn of the 20th century. It tells the story of Edwardian Blackpool, the annual mecca of seaside fun for hundreds of thousands of mill families across the North West.
Upload pictures, add word balloons, speech bubbles, and thought balloons, then export it. Once you've got a balloon photo done, you can email it to a friend or save to your hard drive as a JPEG. You never have to login or subscribe to anything.
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