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Teachers and students will find learning more engaging with the large assortment of free Web 2.0 tools.
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19 Free Resources to Learn Computer Science, Programming and Coding - Happy Trails Wild Tales

19 Free Resources to Learn Computer Science, Programming and Coding - Happy Trails Wild Tales | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Computer Science, Programming and Coding is fast becoming a fun and functional skill in today’s technological world. Lucky for us, there is no shortage of free resources for those who’d like to learn and brush up on these skills. I’ve compiled, here, a list of 19 resources for you life-long learners to embark on a …
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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 10, 10:11 AM

Interesting article on how it's being used in schools...

 

“Minecraft can help students visualize concepts, work on communication and collaboration skills, foster positive online behavior, [and] differentiate for students who need more than just words in a textbook” 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 10, 11:13 AM

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How Minecraft is being used in education.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Not all of these are free, so check them out before you decide which ones to use. 

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Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts

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The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do.

 

Cargo-Bot, a simple iPad app that turns "thinking like a computer" into a genuinely addictive puzzle game.


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Learn to code

Learn to code interactively, for free.
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This is a great site for learning to code. It makes it fun and builds step by step so it isn't confusing.

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Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids

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Common Sense Media editors help you choose Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids.
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There are sites to use with young children on up to the older students.

 

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Code Monster from Crunchzilla

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Code Monster is an easy way to get kids excited about programming.
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It is like a puzzle. You get to work with the code to see what changes you can make and what those changes produce.

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