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Python Programming Mistakes Every Programmer Should Avoid

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According to you, what are the most common Python programming mistakes that programmers may commit while coding? Well, there are some fundamental coding mistakes that some of us get used to of doing. Here, we’ll guide you how to spot these and improve your code quality. But it’s fair to understand the backdrop of these problems. 

Surprisingly, studies reveal that most of these mistakes happen to be the side effects of common misconceptions carried from the past programming experiences. For example, while learning to code, it goes without realizing that you made a few mistakes. Sometimes, you aren’t aware that you’re committing errors and leaving gaps in your programs.

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Difference between Games and Simulations - Games vs Simulations

What's the difference between games and gamification? . At the core, distinction is that simulations are mar 26, 2014 there some natural confusion arise
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mBlock - Program Robots / Arduino Without writing a single line of code

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Computational Thinking: Algorithm Design

This video introduces the concept of Algorithm Design in Computational Thinking. It is part of a short course to introduce Middle and High School teacher
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Scalable Game Design wiki

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T's learned how to sneak in a bit of computational thinking to strengthen math. https://t.co/4AU3Kerwrv #cpmsf16
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Scalable Game Design wiki

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T's learned how to sneak in a bit of computational thinking to strengthen math. https://t.co/4AU3Kerwrv #cpmsf16
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Make a cheap protective case for Makey Makey (in just 20 minutes)

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(If you like my instructable, please vote for me in the Hack Your Day Contest. Thanks!)Makey Makey is a fantastic tool to teach STEM to children. However, there is a problem: kids are in the process of learning how to control their strength and Makey Makey is a relatively fragile device, so it's not unusual to find boards with broken parts after class. And if that happens in a regular lesson with 8 kids, what can you expect if you have to deal with 200 hungry-for-knowledge-and-fun kids during a whole morning?I work for Engineering for Kids Azerbaijan. We were invited to have a stand in the Science Fair of a big school in the region, so kids would see the lessons we are offering and register in our classes. And Hardware Engineering with Makey Makey is one of our funniest lessons to show. I had to think in a fast ...
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Makey Makey For IoT - Internet Of Things Wiki

Makey Makey For IoT - Internet Of Things Wiki | Coding in Schools | Scoop.it
Makey Makey is an interesting and potential IoT platform in disguise. Check out Makey Makey ideas and projects here.
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Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion

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“ By promoting code literacy, schools could improve education equity, offer inclusion for students with ASD, improve STEM proficiency, and build neuroplasticity associated with multilingual education.”
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Coding is one of the new education trends that has me missing the classroom.  I hope all educators would consider integrating a lesson or even a "center" in their classroom so students can explore coding. 

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5 great sites to get your head around computati...

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This eBook is a great starting point for teachers looking to get started with computational thinking, coding and robotics. Click image to access.
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Year 3/4 Coding Lesson Plans - Teach Kids to Code! - Australian Curriculum Lessons

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“ Summary of Lesson Plans: In this series of lesson plans and activities, students learn how to code learning binary code and how to follow”
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My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

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“ If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity”
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Train teachers for coding curriculum

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“ After undertaking coding training, many teachers realised that the curriculum change was not as challenging as first thought, says Lauren Hyams”
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Google's Python Class  |  Python Education  |  Google Developers

Welcome to Google's Python Class -- this is a free class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python. The class includes written materials, lecture videos, and lots of code exercises to practice Python coding. These materials are used within Google to introduce Python to people who have just a little programming experience. The first exercises work on basic Python concepts like strings and lists, building up to the later exercises which are full programs dealing with text files, processes, and http connections. The class is geared for people who have a little bit of programming experience in some language, enough to know what a "variable" or "if statement" is. Beyond that, you do not need to be an expert programmer to use this material.

To get started, the Python sections are linked at the left -- Python Set Up to get Python installed on your machine, Python Introduction for an introduction to the language, and then Python Strings starts the coding material, leading to the first exercise. The end of each written section includes a link to the code exercise for that section's material. The lecture videos parallel the written materials, introducing Python, then strings, then first exercises, and so on. At Google, all this material makes up an intensive 2-day class, so the videos are organized as the day-1 and day-2 sections.

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From Dabbling to Doing: 6 Tools That Excite Kids About Coding

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Finding the right app or website can help kids of all skill levels discover the fun of coding, whether it's drag-and-drop commands or writing lines of code.
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#4 Game Development Curriculum - Girls in Tech and STEM & Computer Science

In this episode, we discuss women in technology, Made with Code project, and the role of Computer Science in STEM curriculum.
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Changes to computer thinking - Stephen Fry explains cloud computing

Stephen Fry explains the history of computer thinking and the revolution of utility in cloud computing in this 5 minute animation. www.databarracks.co
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For Elementary Schools, the Search for an Ideal Coding Curriculum Is Far From Over (EdSurge News)

For Elementary Schools, the Search for an Ideal Coding Curriculum Is Far From Over (EdSurge News) | Coding in Schools | Scoop.it
Part of the President’s recent announcement of the CS For All initiative calls for “expanding access to high-quality instructional materials.”At the primary grade level, however, I am having a hard time finding any materials that qualify.This may seem hard to believe. After all, there are hundreds o
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Art Game with Makey Makey Controls

This is "College Life!", an art game I made for my ARTE 343 class at Northern Illinois University. In the game, you are supposed to move the Huskie to catch ...
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B.C. to add computer coding to school curriculum

B.C. to add computer coding to school curriculum | Coding in Schools | Scoop.it
The move is part of a broader strategy to deliver more support to the province’s tech sector, addressing a chronic skills shortage in one of few areas of recent strength in the Canadian economy
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4 K-12 tech developments to keep an eye on in 2016

4 K-12 tech developments to keep an eye on in 2016 | Coding in Schools | Scoop.it

"Last year was perhaps the biggest for K-12 ed tech yet, with industry investment hitting an all-time high of $1.85 billion and even more schools shifting gears to accommodate device rollouts, online testing, and heightened interest in coding and computer science.

But despite the boom, a few ongoing issues remain relevant to all U.S. districts and administrators. The proliferation of ed tech means that deciding on new purchases is harder than ever. And continuing concerns around student data and student privacy have resulted in new laws cropping up in over a dozen states."


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German Vocabulary with Makey Makey

The German Class at Southern Garrett High School collaborated with the computer programming teacher to create German vocabulary activities.
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Google CS First | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CY...

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Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs developed by Google. | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING and CYBERLEARNING
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​Code.org Launches Guided Lesson Plans On Coding Concepts for K-12

“ CODING BLOCKS: On September 11, Code.org launched Code Studio, which will provide guided lesson plans to develop K-12 student interest in the underlying concepts of coding.”
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CA: Coding classes: Students, dogged teachers overcome obstacles to add computer science classes | San Jose Mercury News

CA: Coding classes: Students, dogged teachers overcome obstacles to add computer science classes | San Jose Mercury News | Coding in Schools | Scoop.it

The cradle of techno-innovation, the Bay Area has fallen as flat as the rest of the country in one critical area: nurturing the next generation of cyber whizzes.

Business and political leaders alike have harped on the need to teach kids computer programming and expand the traditional geek pool to include more girls, Latinos and African-Americans. Advocates such as Code.org predict a shortage of 1 million trained computer scientists in the next decade.

Slowly, more coding classes are gearing up at high schools. But they're often in response to resourceful students and dogged teachers, rather than a sign of systemic change.

According to the nonprofit Code.org, only 10 percent of U.S. high schools offer programming.

Next month, Northgate High in Walnut Creek and Leland High in San Jose will begin offering AP Computer Science -- but only after students petitioned and delivered sign-ups.

That class will also debut at Oakland's Castlemont High and San Jose's Lincoln High, but teachers at both schools are depending on crowd-funding for students' laptops.

"Every young person should have the ability to code," said Eugene Lemon, 67, a recently retired Oakland Unified computer science teacher who has advocated relentlessly for more coding classes.

But it's difficult to expand programming, said Mary Streshly, assistant superintendent in the Campbell Union High School District, where two of seven schools offer computer science. "We want to make sure we get buy-in from the sites and we want to make sure teachers are interested in the program."

Last spring, Leland students who were pleading for computer science courses went to San Jose Unified's office to address principals and other administrators.

"We're supposed to be getting taught 21st century skills," said senior Ian Renfro, 17, "and we had no computer-related classes at Leland."

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