Monday, December 8, 2014

It's 'Hour of Code' Week!


It's 'Hour of Code' week!

60 million people worldwide have dove in (as of 12/9 at 3pm)!

Trying new things can fire up your brain! Pull up a chair, or sit on the floor, and try something new!

Warning: You might actually have fun!  ; )

Start here at the Hour of Code website.

Dive in, or contact TIS (Vitaliy and Adam) if you'd like more information.

It's a great time to start!

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iPad Resources to get started?


Apps:


Open the App Store on the iPad, look at the top 'Featured' section, and select 'Hour of Code' to see many featured apps, free and paid.

Here are a few to try (links below, or type the name of the app in the App Store on the iPad):


CargoBot: Sequencing game made by using the app called Codea (Codea is $9.99, but pretty powerful for an iPad sim)

Code Academy (Code Hour)

Younger, but still fun:

HopScotch: Games made by kids as part of the 'Hour of Code' project.

Scratch Jr (from MIT)



Go further:

Java Tutorial from Udemy (free lecture and video series)

Try searching the App Store for 'Programming' and try something out!