Tynker : iPad

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Description 

Tynker is another great FREE app using a visual drag and drop comprised of code blocks to create and solve coding puzzles.  

You can build your own games using the Tynker Workshop which includes 9 game-kits and hundreds of characters. 

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  • Define your own functions and variables
  • Build musical projects using the built-in notes for piano, electric guitar and drums.
  • Add tilt, touch and other native behaviours to your games
  • Build an unlimited portfolio of games and projects to play with friends
  • Work offline without Internet connectivity
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Create games and apps quickly 
Use the same visual programming language introduced in the puzzle adventures.

Built-in physics engine for advanced games

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  • 9 complete pre-built game kits to remix your own game from 
  • 5 Media Themes with hundreds of assets – Fantasy, Adventure, Sci Fi, Modern and Spooky 
  • Included: Library of sample projects 
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Ages 9+

Drag and drop blocks to make things happen.

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Tynker makes programming easily accessible and fun for kids aged 9+ with no prior knowledge experience of programming.

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Download and have a go…

I love the graphics Tynker uses there great for the younger student.

Play-I : Bo & Yana

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Description 

Play-I looks to be an amazing re programmable toy with lots of potential, I believe  any child would love to have a play and learn with Play-i . If i had very young children i would be adding this to the Xmas list.

We founded Play-i almost a year ago with one mission: to make programming fun and accessible for every child. It has been an exciting journey as Bo & Yana came to life, thanks to the input and help from hundreds of children and parents who played with our robots at different stages of development.!”

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Bo

Bo is an explorer. Bo is playful and curious. Bo loves going on adventures and making new friends. As you play together, Bo learns new skills and becomes a more capable robot. Together, there’s no stopping where you and Bo can go.

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Play Possibilities Are Endless

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Yana

Yana is a storyteller. Yana is clever, imaginative and full of dreams. Yana can surprise and entertain you by bringing characters to life as you play! Use the power of your imagination to unlock Yana’s potential.

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5-8 Years

Visual programming interface for kids 5+ that weaves in music, stories and animation. Learn coding by looking at and tweaking the code behind the visual interface.

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8-12 Years 

Go beyond the play and  use Blockly, a visual programming languages created by Google. Our libraries and tutorials make these languages a lot more fun!

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12+ Years

Write code — for fun, and to build applications for iOS and Android using our API. You can still weave in the play interface if you want!

Udemy Courses and Tutorials : Android

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Description

Udemy is one of the worlds largest online education sites offering an  array of courses and tutorials.
The coding and programming courses cover java, python, php, ruby.
Great for the older student who want to jump straight into coding with extensive knowledge base and videos to help you achieve.

 

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I encourage you to download the Free app and give Udemy a try your will enjoy the various coding  and programming courses they offer, including 

Programming (java, python, php, ruby, and more)

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We know you’re busy. And that’s why every course on Udemy is available on demand, 24 / 7, so you can learn when and where you want.

With the Udemy app, you can squeeze in a few lectures on your commute. Or before bed. Or during lunch. Or just whenever you can find the time.

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Udemy’s expert instructors have built thousands of courses including …

✔ Entrepreneurship
✔ Photography
✔ Yoga
✔ Marketing
✔ Salsa
✔ Cake Decorating
✔ Design

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Videos to view and watch over and over even when your offline

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When you download the Udemy App, you’ll join over 3,000,000 people who have already made the decision to accelerate their lives by taking a Udemy course.

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Works with Google Chrome cast so you can watch your course videos in comfort from any TV.

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LightBot Programming Puzzles : Android

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Description 

Lightbot is a programming puzzle game  that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.

Lightbot lets you guide a a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels. It lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts such as procedures, loops, and conditionals.

This is a great first app for beginners to introduce the concepts of computer programming,

Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a great application to all ages wanting to gain some experience and basic knowledge in programming,

We recommend this App for beginners and the young.

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Best App to learn Programming/Coding!When this first went up as a Flash App in PC, I went ahead and got it to help me with my coding skills, and plus I like puzzles, and even though I’m not into any Programming anymore this still is a really great puzzle app. Please add more levels and functionality!”

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Challenging and fun I initially introduced the game to my son last year, when he was 7. He liked it but found it a bit too challenging after the first 4 or 5 levels. I probably should have tried the jr version first. I didn’t push it but he recently came back to it on his own. He is currently obsessed with it, which has me delighted as I think this is a brilliant app – the cute design & gameplay cleverly weave in the lessons, and being able to toggle the “gender” of the robot is a nice touch..”

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Great game! Does exactly what it says on the tin! Its perfect for a kick starter for picking up the whole basic concept of programming.”

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Fun puzzles for learning to code. Ideal for beginner coders. It would be great if the music could be turned off and keep sound effects..”

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Mind bending puzzles A touch of programming logic and great level design make a really good game. Beware, it gets challenging for adults 😉 I’d have liked a “slow-mo” speed option at times.”

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Very fun As a comp sci student, I had loads of fun with this. There could have been more levels but for someone new to programming it should be plenty.”

Alice

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Descriptions 

Alice is designed to teach programming theory.

Designed to encouraging storytelling, unlike most other programming languages Users can place objects from Alice’s gallery into the virtual world that they have imagined.

Program by dragging and dropping tiles that represent logical structures.Manipulate Alice’s camera and lighting to make further enhancements.

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

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Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.

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Suitable for Key Stage 3 + Alice is a FREE a teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming. 

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It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games.

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In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

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In Alice’s interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language.

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Alice is conjoined with its IDE. There is no syntax to remember. However, it supports the full object-based programming, event driven model of programming.

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Ollie & Sphero : Toys & Games

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We create connected toys, fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics to offer a new kind of open play experience. With our smart robots and open software we hope to inspire the next generation of inventors and programmers”

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The ingenious free app is packed full of thrilling multiplayer games, programmable tricks and stunts. So get building your own perilous ramps and raceways and prepare to unleash this reckless robotic adrenaline-junkie..

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Sphero Ollie, the cylindrical and bad-ass bigger brother of the original Sphero. It may look like something pinched from the set of a Tron film; but this futuristic, app-controlled robot is set to usher in a new, adrenaline-fuelled driving experience. o.

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  •  Unleash a futuristic, app-controlled adrenaline junkie
  •  Travels at a blistering 6.3 metres per second (14mph!)
  •  Bluetooth connectivity up to 30 metres, let it roll free
  •  60 glorious minutes of driving time on a single charge
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We created the SPRK program because we believe play is a powerful teacher. Whether you’re an educator or a parent, SPRK lessons give kids a fun crash course in programming while sharpening their skills in math and science. Download the free lessons or see what teachers are saying about Sphero in the classroom on twitter. – See more

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We create connected toys – but that’s not all. By fusing technology with robotics, our toys are teaching and inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Programming isn’t easy, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to give kids a strong foundation. All you need is a Sphero. – see more..

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  •  Unrivalled manoeuvrability, able to turn on a dime
  •  Spin, drift, and flip with app-powered tricks
  •  Effortlessly leaps off ramps and gets some serious air
  •  Rugged on the outside, incredibly smart on the inside

Programming Tutorials – C++ : Android

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Description 

A first introductory course on C++ based on the book Accelerated C++

This course is for older students and beginners who want to get started writing programs in C++.

Taught by Jeremy Siek, a professor at the University of Colorado. No prior knowledge of C++ is assumed.

The course is based on the excellent textbook Accelerated C++ by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo.

Like the textbook, the course quickly dives into problem solving and making use of the C++ standard library, including strings, vectors, and lists. The emphasis is on teaching you the parts of C++ that you will most likely need in your day-to-day programming.

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This course is Part 1 of a planned two-part sequence. Part 1 covers the first seven chapters of Accelerated C++, in particular, Chapters 0 through 6. The course consists of six videos of 50-60 minutes each.

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The emphasis is on teaching you the parts of C++ that you will most likely need in your day-to-day programming.

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Includes :

– Introduction of C++
– Working with strings and if statements
– Looping and working with batches of data
– Organizing programs
– Organizing data and using sequential containers

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Learn to programme for:

Windows Phone

Apple iPhones

Android Phones

Check out the FREE demos.

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Learn many coding languages.

Udemy has a comprehensive library to chose from.

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View the many Udemy Apps available for Android devices.

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3D Tin : On-Line via your Browser

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Descriptions 

Ideal for students wanting to learn Computer-aided design (CAD

Design models by placing cubes of different colours on top of each other.

Create shapes from standard templates

Have fun creating your images.

  • No installation required All you need is Google Chrome or Firefox with WebGL support. Type 3dtin.com in address bar and start designing. Any operating system.
  • FREE All functionality is available to everyone. For FREE. … as long as the sketch is shared under Creative Commons. Become premium member for private storage.
  • Simple interface Choose 3D shapes from a huge library of templates and add them to your sketch. All through an intuitive interface. If you still need help, check out the quick tutorial.
  • Accessible from anywhere All sketches are stored in cloud. You can access them from anywhere and share with unique URL.
  • Export to standard file formats All sketches can be exported in STL, OBJ, DAE file formats, which can be imported in other modeling tools.
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3DTin is a pioneer in browser based 3D Modeling. It started the development in bustling city of Mumbai, India, in March 2010. Later in the summer, 3DTin introduced the first 3D Modeling solution that ran in browser.

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Over a course of 3 years it amassed a user base of more than 100,000 users. The users have built one of the largest repository of Creative Commons 3D models using 3DTin.

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The simple user interface of 3DTin has made it very accessible to 3D modelling beginners. This has helped many young students and enthusiasts who want to create 3D models for 3D printing. 3DTin is used in many schools for this purpose.

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This is a great App for new learners and wanting to learn CAD . lots of videos showing how to’s with guided instructions.

CAD is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.[

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  • learn to add geometries like cylinder, sphere, cones, to 3DTin models.
  • How to draw simple 3D geometries using cubes in 3DTin.
  • How to use grouping of geometries and build models faster
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Get the 3D Tin Google Chrome App 

3DTin is a 3D Modeler that runs in your browser. You can .. * design models by placing cubes of different colors on top of each other. * creat shapes from standard templates

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Scratch : Download

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Description

Scratch is great for students of all ages. I like the use of drag and drop. The colourful layout makes it interactive and easy for all students to grasp quickly.

The online community is vast and very knowledgeable.  There are many tutorials for scratch as well as many pre defined resources to give students a head start.

To download and install Scratch click here. To play online click here.

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The Scratch Wiki is a collaboratively-written wiki available for free that provides information about the Scratch programming language and its website, history, and phenomena surrounding it. The wiki is supported by the Scratch Team, but is primarily written by Scratchers. The Scratch Wiki is a popular source of information for scripts and tutorials, and it continues to grow as Scratchers use it as their primary source of information.

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Scratch 2 is designed to support screen sizes 1024 x 768 or larger. projects to the Scratch 2 website.

If your computer doesn’t meet these requirements, you can try downloading and installing Scratch 1.4, which you can still use to share

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Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively

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You can install the Scratch 2.0 editor to work on projects without an internet connection. This version will work on Mac, Windows, and some versions of Linux (32 bit).

The MIT Scratch Team and collaborators are researching how people use and learn with Scratch (for an introduction, see Scratch: Programming for All). Find out more aboutScratch research and statistics about Scratch.

I encourage you to try either the online or installed version of Scratch. There is a wealth of resources and a huge community to help you and students of all ages learn computer programming.

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