Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Foundations of Programming: Programming for Kids.
…I hope you enjoyed this course and learned something new about…how kids can learn to program and have fun doing it.…The world of programming tools for kids is…constantly changing and I wasn't able in this course…to cover every useful tool that's out there,…but here are a few more to check out.…Alice is an educational tool.…It includes a graphical programming environment for…building 3D animations and plenty of educational resources.…It's great for teaching object oriented programming concepts without…getting bogged down in the syntax of say, Java.…
Alice let's kids build some great stuff as they…learn about concepts like algorithms, classes, methods and inheritance.…Hackety Hack is a code-based environment that teaches kids…how to program in Ruby, letting them create turtle graphics.…The hackety website has kid-friendly…tutorials, and the software's completely free.…There are also plenty of tutorials for kids on the web…for other popular languages, including these for Ruby and for Python.…
And on Lynda.com, you can watch these courses that…
- Understanding your child's learning style
- Graphical programming on iPads and computers
- Making things move
- Learning about algorithms
- Programming animations, apps, and games
- Programming virtual and real robots
- Programming hardware: Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/10/2014. What changed?
A: We updated the "Programming Android apps: MIT App Inventor" video to incorporate new device footage, so you can see how the app performs on an Android phone.