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Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
The general assumption is that young kids lack the faculties to comprehend a topic as seemingly esoteric as programming. But it is code, not Mandarin, that will be the true lingua franca of the future.
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Or is it like teaching Latin a generation ago?
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Book review of Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming | opensource.com

Book review of Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming | opensource.com | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
A book review of Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming.
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Coop Gaming on the rise

Coop Gaming on the rise | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
Happy New Year! I hope that 2013 is off to a good start for you. I’ve been heads-down busy with great projects — completed a tablet coop game design,  started working on a crowdfunding ...
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10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming

10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
Precocious. That was the single adjective used to describe a child displaying some natural talent straying from the normal. A generational leap later, I am not so sure that the word holds the meaning it used to.

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Nice resource!  "From games to programming tools, from logic to intuition, let’s take a gander at ten tools that should help to show that programming is not all about functions and loops. Here are the honorable mentions (restricted to ten programming tools)."

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:20 PM

Una de las fuertes tendencias prometedoras de los video juegos es la de dotar a los usuarios de herramientas informáticas y de cómputo para que sean co-creadores de sus propios recursos y puedan compartir en redes sociales, en congresos y exposiciones, sus productos, esto rompería con el abultado y creciente mercado de esta reciente industria.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 7, 2015 12:05 AM

Nice resource!  "From games to programming tools, from logic to intuition, let’s take a gander at ten tools that should help to show that programming is not all about functions and loops. Here are the honorable mentions (restricted to ten programming tools)."

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Exactly How To Teach With Video Games In The Classroom

Exactly How To Teach With Video Games In The Classroom | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
Exactly How To Teach With Video Games In The Classroom: 21st century learning, project-based learning, mobile learning
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My Kid Can Code | Computer Programming for Kids

My Kid Can Code | Computer Programming for Kids | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
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I must check back when book is fully formed!

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Mapping the Future of Digital Learning Games | Institute of Play

Mapping the Future of Digital Learning Games | Institute of Play | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
A new report released this week aims to level up the learning games market by providing a blueprint for publishers and producers to create effective, engaging games and distribute them to schools.
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Education and video games are no longer enemies

Education and video games are no longer enemies | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right.

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How To Make Your Own Educational Video Games - Edudemic

How To Make Your Own Educational Video Games - Edudemic | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
Ever tried out a video game that's left you a bit underwhelmed? What if you could make your own educational video games?
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3 Principles For The Future Of Gaming, From A Google Game Designer

3 Principles For The Future Of Gaming, From A Google Game Designer | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
Last month, Google unveiled its first mobile game, an ambitious, experimental thing called Ingress.
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Future architects to be trained via video games | SmartPlanet

Future architects to be trained via video games | SmartPlanet | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
Now architects — along with business executives and doctors — are using video games as training tools.
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Video Games for Kids: More Good than Bad for Development?

Video Games for Kids: More Good than Bad for Development? | Gaming and Programming | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD. Recent research questions the long-held notion that video games negatively affect child and adolescent development. Video games may positively affect development too.
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