is an introductory visual programming language for young children. It is inspired by Scratch (previously
), and is available as a free iPad app. Future plans
include an Android version and a web-based version.
Programmers will tell you that coding is one of the most approachable
skills there is. If you want to learn, there's
, or perhaps
. There are
that want to help you learn,
Finished with all of those? [more inside]
offers similar interactive tutorials that will teach you the basics, and hold your hand along the way. Perhaps you'd rather learn at a more even pace; CodeAcademy's CodeYear
will introduce you to one new concept every week throughout 2012. [more inside]
Forty years of incredible programming from Ontario's public broadcaster now viewable on the Web at The TVO Public Archive
. Samples include: Imprint 1993: Leonard Cohen
talks about his poetry and music. The Education of Mike McManus 1977: Timothy Leary
talks about what freedoms the drug culture wrought and reflects on his own role in bringing about these changes. Talking Film 1980: The Cinema Of John Huston
offers anecdotes about Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, and Truman Capote. Allan Gregg in Conversation 2007: Carol Off/Alvin Toffler
, authors of Bitter Chocolate and Future Shock. [more inside]
Why Johnny can't code
- David Brin
asks how to get kids hooked on programming.
Tech publisher O'Reilly
editors discuss the role of hard work and practice
in programming and learning in general. "One aspect of learning programming that often eludes both students and teachers alike is the importance of practice, of actually working through all of these formal structures we teach. Most of our books, in a way, offer a promise of learning that avoids the slow repetition of practice."