Teach Kids Programming and Computer Science

Find below some resources for kids to learn about computer and programming in a fun way:

TURTLE ROBOTS
http://www.thinkfun.com/robotturtles/

KIBO
http://www.kinderlabrobotics.com/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559733758/kibo-young-kids-programming-robots-with-wooden-blo

SPHERO
http://www.gosphero.com/

MINDSTORMS
education.lego.com/en-gb/preschool-and-school/secondary/11plus-mindstorms-education

MOVE THE TURTLE
http://movetheturtle.com/

SCRATCH
http://scratch.mit.edu/
http://scratched.media.mit.edu/
https://code.google.com/p/scratch-unplugged/
http://www.simonhaughton.co.uk/2013/02/scratch-20-resources-and-planning.html

ALICE
http://www.alice.org
https://www.kidscodecs.com/alice-tutorials/

TYNKER
http://www.tynker.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tynker-learn-programming-visual/id805869467

CODEA
http://codea.io/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/codea-tutorials/

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES FOR EDUCATION
https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/programming/education/

MINECRAFT
https://minecraft.net
http://minecraftedu.com/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/raspberry-pi-projects/

SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM
http://education.skype.com

CODING SCHOOLS
https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/coding-schools/

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-pick-a-programming-language/

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND CODING GROUPS
https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/organizations/

COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (CSTA) CURRICULUM
http://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/K12Standards.html

UK GCE AS AND A LEVEL COMPUTER SCIENCE
To give Americans, in particular, a general idea how other countries teach programming and computer science.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gce-as-and-a-level-for-computer-science
https://www.develop-online.net/news/uk-govt-outlines-computer-science-curriculum/0115853

Below are some recommendations for using a computer with kids:

1) Use an Adblocker. Some ads on the internet can be dangerous or inappropriate. 2) Use SafeSearch filters. These can stop inappropriate search results from appearing.
3) Limit screen time.
4) Focus on educational videos and games.
5) Do not allow your children on social media until they meet the required age to do so.

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