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why necessary to know how to code

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th May 2015

Why People Are Obsessed With Teaching Kids How To Code http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/12/05/why-people-are-obsessed-with-teaching-kids-how-to-code Computers and the software they run are not magic. Nor should they be perceived as such. Learning to code is not valuable because everyone needs to program computers, but because such an integral part of modern life needs to be understood at a basic, comprehensible […]

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Code and Program

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Coding and Programming http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/07/ten-resources-for-helping-students.html Please consider previous IMS blog posts on the topic: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=coding http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=programming Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/ Snap! The MIT App Inventor App Inventor 2 support documentation and curriculum Click here to read about a great app developed by students using the MIT App Inventor. Google Blockly’s Crunchzilla Code Monster […]

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Python as the programming language at SCSU

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th November 2013

  From: scsu-announce-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu [mailto:scsu-announce-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu] On Behalf Of Rysavy, Sr. Del Marie Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:50 PM To: scsu-announce@stcloudstate.edu Subject: [SCSU-announce] course in programming for beginners Our beginning programming course, CNA 267, is now using Python as the programming language.  Students learn to work with decision and loop control structures, variables, lists (arrays) and […]

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