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What should a video game design development course curriculum accomplish?
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Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)

Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides) | What should a video game design development course curriculum accomplish? | Scoop.it
Every era demands--and rewards--different skills.

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I look forward to putting this in front of my video game design students.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:23 PM

EdSurge had put together a great guide, Teaching Kids to Code, that provides 14 posts that look at coding from a variety of perspectives and a table that lists 40 tools for learning online programming. The table is divided into sections which include learning coding with:

* apps

* hardware

* visual blocks

* formal coding language

Many of the suggested tools are free.

There are many who suggest that all students should learn to code. If you are interested in helping students learn to code or would like to learn about a variety of resources check out this post.

 

JessikaJake's comment, May 23, 2013 1:37 AM
I followed the link through to https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-05-13-heading-off-to-summer-coding-camp and was happy to see that iD Tech Camps was on the list! We love them. Jade went 2 years in a row and learned Flash, C+, Video Editing and more.
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The Creator Of Scratch on Technical Literacy, Coding, & Smarter Kids

The Creator Of Scratch on Technical Literacy, Coding, & Smarter Kids | What should a video game design development course curriculum accomplish? | 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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MIT's Scratch is a great program for high school students to learn.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 24, 2013 9:51 PM

If you have not checked out Scratch, a free programming language from the MIT Media Lab, take the time to listen to this talk by the creator, and then check out the program at the Scratch site, http://scratch.mit.edu/. You may download the program, join an educator's community, check out projects, watch tutorials and much more. One question that is being discussed more and more is if we should teach students programming. We are also told we need to have our students be creators of materials. Scratch may be a program that will help us meet both these goals.