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Teaching Programming Logic to the Ultimate Beginners: Children

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How do you teach programming to children with no prior programming experience?
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Make is the foremost leader in getting children involved with computers, electronics and just making things in general. I found the pictures that accompany the article to be very interesting the device looks fun and all the children look happy. The device was designed with the help of  consulting teachers and child psychologists about how children learn. Make Magazine is one of the things the personally got me interested in programming computers.

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This is a sixteen-page document from the IRS that explains how to file to become a 501(c)(3). It is easier then I thought to gain this status but still not easy. I need to find a better source on how to do this. This document is written for people with some knowledge my goal is to see if anyone can do this. 

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Donors

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Join millions of students to learn about the Hour of Code, the largest learning event in world history.
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I think that it is impotent to separate out the donors form the actual website. The main donors listed on the page are; Amazon, Microsoft, Google, SalesForce, Linkedin and JPMorgan Chase & Co.  The page also lists donations from other wealthy individuals and corporations.  I find it interesting that so many companies are interested in teaching children to program; is it all a tax write off. I also find it interesting that Code.org would publish this list although they may have to for their 501c3 status. Maybe looking into a 501c3 would be interesting.

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Hello World! - Free Download eBook - pdf

Hello World! - Free Download eBook - pdf | Digital Media Project | Scoop.it
Your computer won't respond when you yell at it. Why not learn to talk to your computer in its own language? Whether you want to write games, start a business, or you're just curious, learning to program is a great place to start. Plus, programming i
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Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners is a very well written book about programming. It goes into the basics of what computer programming is and how it can be done.  This book contains a large amount of great content written in a way that even a beginner can understand. This is one of  the standard textbooks for children’s programming classes.

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Nation's Third-Largest School District Adds Computer Science As Core Subject

Nation's Third-Largest School District Adds Computer Science As Core Subject | Digital Media Project | Scoop.it
The Chicago Public School district is elevating computer science from an elective to part of its K-12 core curriculum while simultaneously laying groundwork to become the first urban school district in the nation to add the subject to its elementary core. Components of the five-year plan include adding a survey course in computer science to every CPS high school (at least half of which will ultimately offer AP Computer Science); creating a computer science pathway for elementary students (K-8) and allowing computer science to count as a graduation requirement, potentially for subjects like math, science or foreign language.
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I found this article through reddit in December. I thought the title was interesting but did not bother to read the article. The first thing I did when picking the topic of teaching children to program was go back and read this article. Chicago is to become the first urban school district to include computer science in its core. This is funded through code.org

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How to Start a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization

How to Start a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization | Digital Media Project | Scoop.it
Have you always wanted to leave the world a better place than you found it? When you start a 501c3 nonprofit organization, you'll contribute something positive to your community, your state, your country and even the world. Filing for...
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This is a much more step by step guide on how to become a 501(c)(3). This guide still recommends that you hire an attorney and an accountant but informs you as to what they will be doing. It seems like a lot work for the average person but something that would be easy for a big company. After reading this article I can say that this is not a process that I would want to go through.

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501(c) organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

501(c) organization

A 501(c) organization, also known colloquially as a 501(c), is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code ( 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)) provides that 29 types of nonprofit organizations are exempt from some federal income taxes. Sections 503 through 505 set out the requirements for attaining such exemptions.

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If I am going to hypothesize that this entire project is one big tax write off then I should look into what that tax write off is. Most of these places are classified as a 501(c)(3). 501 means it is an organization and (c)(3) means that it falls in the category of Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, or Literary.  How hard is it to become a 501(c)(3)

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Codecademy

Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
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Codecademy.com is the website that I used to learn Javascript over the summer. It has a lot of great tutorials and is the first place that I tell people to go when they want to learn how to start programming or program a new languages. It is free to use and the best site out there I would recommend it over code.org. They are backed by venture capital and it is hard to figure out their business plan which make then a little sketchy.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donates $100M to Newark schools - USATODAY.com

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donates $100M to Newark schools - USATODAY.com | Digital Media Project | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old wunderkind behind Facebook is making a move to become a player in philanthropy just before the opening of a film that portrays him as less than charitable.
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Since Mark Zuckerberg has been involved in a lot of lawsuits and questionable dealings he often tries to better his image through large donations. In 2010 he gave $100 million to the Newark school district to help them. Forbes said it best with the quote “Was the gift heartfelt or cunning PR?”

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The Hour of Code is here

The Hour of Code is here | Digital Media Project | Scoop.it
Join millions of students to learn about the Hour of Code, the largest learning event in world history.
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This is the main page that the project will center around. It was this hour of code campaign that made me interested in this topic. I could not understand why people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, and Ashton Kutcher were all excited about teaching children to code. This page in the cornerstone of my project and without it my project would not exist.

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