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!

Scratch : Download

Scratch

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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Scratch : Online

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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 on line 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.

This is the online version.  To downlaod and install Scratch click here

Scratch is a free desktop and online multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents to easily create games and provide a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming .

Scratch also encourages students  to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically while they create.

Age 8+

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To run Scratch 2, you need a relatively recent web browser (Chrome 7 or later, Firefox 4 or later, or Internet Explorer 7 or later) with Adobe Flash Player version 10.2 or later installed.

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Create stories, games, and animations Share with others around the world.

Check out the online tutorials too

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Try out these starter projects from the Scratch Team. Look inside to make changes and add your ideas.

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The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.

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Scratch allows users to use event driven programming with multiple active objects called “sprites“. Sprites can be drawn — as either vector or bitmap graphics — from scratch in a simple editor that is part of the Scratch, or can be imported from external sources, including webcam.

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Version 2.0 of Scratch is currently available online and as a desktop application for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.[1][2] The source code of Scratch 1.x is made available under GPLv2 license and Scratch Source Code License.

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Kano : Toys & Games

Description

Kano

All the parts and information you need to make your very own computer.

The Kano kit  is powered by Rasberry piopen source software with years of development and experience for contributors from all over the world.  Add your monitor and your computer is complete.

Learn while your build,  programme, teach and have fun.

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Kano is a story. With illustrated ideas and simple steps, build a computer, make stuff, and explore a new world. Meet cool characters and level up.

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Kano is a computer you build and code yourself.
Lego simple, Raspberry Pi powerful, and hugely fun.

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Our books, Make a Computer and Code Powers, are illustrated, intuitive, and free – filled with stories and projects for computer makers young and old.

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a registered educational charity (registration number 1129409) based in the UK. Our Foundation’s goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects. See our storiespage for more information about the Foundation’s charitable work.

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Kano OS is the simplest, but most powerful operating system for the Raspberry Pi. Loaded with apps and projects designed to bring making and playing to everyone.

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Your magic wand. Type overhand or hold it game controller style.
Navigate nimbly with an integrated touchpad, and independent click buttons. Wireless, two ways – USB RF for your Kano, and Bluetooth for the World

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KineScript : iPad

Description 

KineScript is a great colourful app for learning  visual programming.  Children and beginners can learn coding and share there work.

Easily It’s easy to make a scene,  built-in sprite characters, stage images and sounds library.

Drag a script and build the script block to control the flow and to change the behaviour. You can build animations, games and stories easily to share them by email.

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The library contains many other artist’s works; free sound clips and clip arts specially from openclipart community.

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Built-in characters, stage images and sounds library.
Support user defined variable.
Built-in script palettes;

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Character controls and animation functions, stage controls, if/while conditions, sub-routine,
math operations, sound controls, coloured-tracing and particle effects.

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Script inspector to change the number, colour, math operations and change a sprite or sound easily.
Dragging a script to easily to attach or detach to build block to work.

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Support full screen player window to run or to edit the scene.
Export to email and import from it.

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Includes easy how to guide.
Sound recoding.
Sample project included.