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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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Awesome Apps That Teach Kids How to Code

Awesome Apps That Teach Kids How to Code | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she's learning to code, and that's a very good thing.
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Nice list of sites to teach coding from age 6 up. Even you can learn to code. :)
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Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students

Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Printable game for learning coding with paper - Unplugged coding can be an even more engaging way to introduce students to early programming concepts.
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Here is a fun, easy way to get your students started with code and they will not need a computer to do it. 
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If you want to work in tech, you should know these 2 essential programming languages

If you want to work in tech, you should know these 2 essential programming languages | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
A working knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 is a great way to start your path toward professional web design.

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Your students could begin learning to code with these 2 languages. 
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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, December 29, 2016 6:58 AM

These two are a good place to start.

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Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Computers intersect with every aspect of kids' lives, but most kids don't understand how they work. Through coding, students build essential literacy skills, gain an understanding of logic and sequence, and learn the mechanics of iteration. These tools support project-based learnin
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Common Sense Media lists various sites for students to learn to code and rates each one of them. 
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10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming

10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
For the average kid, computers and smartphones are fun tools. Education comes much later. Getting a kid excited about programming might take some doing because logic needs a bit of time to develop. It is imagination and creativity which arrive first. That’s where the crux of these ten tools lie…using creative tools to get children excited about programming.
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Try some of these sites with your students. 
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SoloLearn: Largest community of mobile code learners

SoloLearn: Largest community of mobile code learners | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
SoloLearn: Learn to code for FREE!
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Learn to code on the web or on your device with the ios app or the android app. 
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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

Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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

Code Monster from Crunchzilla | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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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Five Apps That Make Learning to Code Fun

Five Apps That Make Learning to Code Fun | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Are you looking for more places to learn to code for you or your students? Try some of these sites. 
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45 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free

45 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Want to learn how to code? Look no further. Here are 45 places online where you can start learning for absolutely free.
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A list of sites to learn to code for free. 
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Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic)

Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic) | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
See which coding language you should learn first.
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Helpful infographic comparing some of the top programming languages. 
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8 Best Coding Games For Kids

8 Best Coding Games For Kids | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Help children become active rather than passive users of technology with these exciting coding games for kids. It’s much easier to teach kids programming when you offer them games that are interactive, entertaining and educational. Kids love playing games, so game based learning is a natural evolution and a perfect environment for coding games. Coding doesn’t have to be hard and boring, it can be fun if taught in the right way. Kids are growing up surrounded by technology so learning to program will be an essential part of their educational agenda and open up many opportunities for jobs in the future. Have a look at these eight best learn to code games for kids and choose the one your kid will love the most.

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Have fun with your children or students and learn something about coding yourself. 
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 24, 2016 6:14 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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Ten ways to get students started with coding. 
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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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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 9, 2015 8:17 PM

We just ran a two-week J Term on coding using MineCraft and the kids loved it.

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Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, August 3, 2015 1:49 AM

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

Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
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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