Teaching Kids Programming

Tomasz (warkocz) Warkocki 

Software

  • Logo / Imagine
  • Scratch
  • Blockly
  • Code.org
  • Kodu
  • Minecraft

software & Hardware

  • Lego Mind Storms
  • Kano
  • Sphero / Ollie
  • Play-i / Wonder Workshop

PLAN

logo / imagine

description

  • Mid 1960s, MIT, Seymour Papert
  • LISP inspired
  • Turtle graphics
  • Comenius, Imagine, Logomocja (in polish)
  • Competitions: Logia, miniLogia
  • Works on: Windows, MacOS, Linux
  • Price: Free, 100 PLN

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Scratch

description

  • 2003, MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten
  • Desktop and online version
  • Event driven
  • Sprites
  • In polish
  • Price: Free

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Blockly

description

  • Web-based, graphical programming editor
  • Open Source
  • In polish
  • Price: Free

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code.org

description

  • 2013, Hadi and Ali Partovi
  • Hour of Code 2013, in two weeks: 20 million people, 600 million lines of code
  • Major tech companies and their founders, including Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, have put up about $10 million for Code.org
  • Price: Free

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Kodu

description

  • 2009, Microsoft Research
  • Lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language
  • Price: Free on PC 

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minecraft

description

  • 2009, Markus "Notch" Persson, Mojang, Microsoft
  • Mods in Java
  • Eclipse
  • Redstone engineering
  • Price: 20 EUR

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Lego Mind Storms

description

  • First version in 1998
  • Lego Technic based
  • RCX, NXT, NXT 2.0, EV3
  • Price: 1500 PLN

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kano

description

  • 2013, Yonatan Raz-Fridman and Alex Klein
  • Kickstarter - $100,000 goal in 18 hours
  • Raspberry Pi based
  • Wireless keyboard with trackpad
  • Wi-Fi dongle and speaker
  • Kano OS based on Debian GNU/Linux
  • Kano Blocks - an open source visual programming language (Javascript and Python)
  • Price: 150 EUR

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Sphero / Ollie

description

  • 2011, prototype by Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson
  • Spherical robot toy designed by Orbotix
  • Controlled with a smartphone or tablet running iOS or
  • Android via Bluetooth
  • Wirelessly charged with a charging base
  • Programmable with Sphero Macrolab app and orbBasic which uses a BASIC-based language
  • Price: Ollie: 100 USD, Sphero: 130 USD

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Play-i / Wonder Workshop

description

  • 2012 - prototype, Vikas Gupta, Saurabh Gupta, Mikal Greaves
  • Visual programming
  • From 5 years old
  • iOS / Android apps
  • Price: 230 USD

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thank you!

Have fun!

Teaching Kids Programming

By Tomasz Warkocki

Teaching Kids Programming

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