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7 Reasons Apple's New iPad Could Replace Your Games Console

7 Reasons Apple's New iPad Could Replace Your Games Console | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
It is quite easy to imagine a world where an iPad is more powerful than a home console
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Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts

Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do.

 

The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do. "It requires structured thinking, ability to abstract details away, and there’s little margin for error--one little typo and your program might do something entirely different from what you wanted," says game developer Rui Viana. "The real world just doesn’t work like that, so it’s hard to get your head around it." Which is precisely why Viana created Cargo-Bot, a simple iPad app that turns "thinking like a computer" into a genuinely addictive puzzle game. It’s like Angry Birds crossed with Codecademy, and it’s total genius.

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