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Sesame Workshop, NatGeo to Supply Interactive Kids Programming for Microsoft Xbox

Sesame Workshop, NatGeo to Supply Interactive Kids Programming for Microsoft Xbox | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft is teaming up with Sesame Workshop and National Geographic to develop interactive kids programming for the Xbox 360 that will allow kids to use Kinect motion-sensing and voice recognition technology to interact with educational programs.

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What a fabulous idea. We all know most childraha have Xbox's at home and would therefore be able to easily access this from home!

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Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews

Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
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Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews

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Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews

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Open source programming languages for kids

Open source programming languages for kids | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
The past couple of years have seen an explosion of open source programming languages and utilities that are geared toward children.
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My Kid Can Code | Computer Programming for Kids

My Kid Can Code | Computer Programming for Kids | Techno-Education | Scoop.it

My Kid Can Code: Computer Programming for Kids is a soon-to-be released eBook that gives you scripted step-by-step lessons that guide you in teaching your child how to program. The course targets children between the ages of 6 and 9, but could be used to teach children who are either older or younger.


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This e resource could be great for wary parents who could be worried about not being able to help their children with their programming homework. 

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Five Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming

Five Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
Today, there is a grassroots movement for teaching programming languages to kids.

Some of the factors driving this movement include new devices like the Raspberry Pi1, initiatives like Khan Academy2

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Robots for Everyone: Getting Kids Interested in Programming with Legos

Robots for Everyone:  Getting Kids Interested in Programming with Legos | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
It's been over a decade since the beloved brick-building toy company Lego introduced Mindstorms, its robotics system designed to help kids learn programming, along with other science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

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I don't know about you but my outside school hours care children are obsessed with Lego. This could be a fantastic and interesting way to get children involved in programming!

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WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync

WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
There's a new app called WDWDT (stands for What Did We Do Today?) and is a messaging service custom-built for students, parents, and teachers.

Via Dr Peter Carey
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What a fabulous idea! a great way of keeping all parents and guardians informed of the goings on in the classroom! 

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Don't Miss This Awesome Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Don't Miss This Awesome Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Techno-Education | Scoop.it

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Design Technology Teaching Ideas

Design Technology Teaching Ideas | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
Find free Design Technology teaching ideas, activities and resources for your primary and secondary classroom.
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A fabulous collection of practical teaching ideas, lessons and resources. Useful for a variety of age and skill levels
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The Creator Of Scratch Talks About Technical Literacy and Coding

The Creator Of Scratch Talks About Technical Literacy and Coding | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
Mitch Resnik, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, gave a TEDx talk about the value of coding and computer literacy in early education.
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Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews

Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
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Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews

Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
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Best iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome | Book Room Reviews

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Scratch, Squeak, Alice and Go -- programming for kids, adults and everyone else

Scratch, Squeak, Alice and Go -- programming for kids, adults and everyone else | Techno-Education | Scoop.it

Let's take a quick look at four alternatives to the mainstream programming languages that we use today: Scratch, Squeak, Alice and Go (which, put together, may sound like the name of a Saturday morning cartoon show):


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blockly - A visual programming learning tool and editor for Kids - Google Project Hosting

blockly - A visual programming learning tool and editor for Kids - Google Project Hosting | Techno-Education | Scoop.it

Blockly is a web-based, graphical programming editor. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required.

Check out the demos:

Maze - Use Blockly to solve a maze.
Code - Export a Blockly program into JavaScript, Dart, Python or XML.
RTL - See what Blockly looks like in right-to-left mode (for Arabic and Hebrew).
Blockly is a component that may be useful for a variety of projects, including educational tools. We want developers to be able to play with Blockly, give feedback, and think of novel uses for it. All the code is free and open source. Join the mailing list and let us know what you think.


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Sesame Workshop, NatGeo to Supply Interactive Kids Programming for Microsoft Xbox

Sesame Workshop, NatGeo to Supply Interactive Kids Programming for Microsoft Xbox | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft is teaming up with Sesame Workshop and National Geographic to develop interactive kids programming for the Xbox 360 that will allow kids to use Kinect motion-sensing and voice recognition technology to interact with educational programs.

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Programming education gets boost

Programming education gets boost | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
Google has announced the launch of a new educational programme to teach young people how to write computer code.
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The new face of programming in schools? 

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Computer Classes for Kids: Why Programming Is (and should be) Taught Earlier | Education.com

Computer Classes for Kids: Why Programming Is (and should be) Taught Earlier | Education.com | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
Computer programming isn't just for "techies" anymore! Learn why one school's curriculum is catching up with the times.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Resources for Teaching & Learning Web Safety

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Resources for Teaching & Learning Web Safety | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
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A lot of the time as educators we can get so wrapped up in using and teaching  technology that we forget that most students have very little to no knowledge on Internet safety. This website provides a wide variety of useful links to resources to assist teachers in discussing Internet safety with students

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Teacher Learning Network - IT in the classroom

Teacher Learning Network - IT in the classroom | Techno-Education | Scoop.it
The TLN provides high quality professional learning opportunities for teachers and education leaders in early childhood and school settings, consistent with the shared values of the AEU and IEU.
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A great link to the teacher learning network that offers a range of courses and seminars based around IT and technology in the classroom.
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Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share | Techno-Education | Scoop.it

Scratch: a programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories, games, music and art - and share them online.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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fantastic childrens programming tool

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Geneviève Pearson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 1:42 AM

Draft Australian Curriculum 'Digital Technologies processes and production skill'- Specification, algorithms and implementaion:


6.7 "Design and implement digital solutions using
visual programs with user input, branching and
iteration"

 

8.9 Develop and modify programs with user
interfaces involving branching, repetition or
iteration and subprograms in a general-purpose
programming language


Scratch is a software program that supports students to design and program their own digital stories, games and animations. It provides a platform in which students can use their design skills to implement digital solutions through inputting and reordering commands.

 

This software would be best utilised across school years 5 to 8. Depending on the expected outcome, the use of this software can be manipulated to be used at different levels of complexity. It is also a free download and is a program students can explore in their own time. 

José D. Jiménez's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:28 AM

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