Thursday, December 4, 2014

Resources from my "Coding in the Classroom" session at the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators( LACUE )

Here are some of my resource links from my "Coding in the Classroom" presentation Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators - LACUE

Here is some stuff to help you get into your Hour of Code:


Thinkersmith: Binary Baublesà

Thinkersmith: My Robotic Friendà

Kodable: fuzzFamily Frenzy à

Teacher’s Guides:


Hello Ruby: The work of Finnish developer Linda Liukas, who had an idea for a combination storybook and workbook introducing early programming concepts through the story of Ruby – "a small girl with a big imagination".

Board Games:

Robot Turtles is a board game for kids inspired by the Logo programming language. It provides crucial brain development and computer programming skills to children as young as 4 years old in the context of family fun. Players dictate the movements of their Robot Turtle tokens on a game board by playing Code Cards: Forward, Left and Right. When a player's Robot Turtle reaches a jewel they win! If they make a mistake, they can use a Bug Card to undo a move. The game has many levels so, as the players advance, they will encounter obstacles like Ice Walls and use more complex Code Cards (like lasers to melt the walls). Play continues until all players collect a jewel, so everyone wins. Beginner to Advanced levels will make it a family favorite for many years. 

Coding Resources and Books:

Coding Websites: