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A Survey of Apps, Toys and Sites for Learning to Code By the CTR Editors and Reviewers http://bit.ly/childrencode “I fell in love with the gears. This is something that cannot ...
Learn to Program With Minecraft ($30, Dec. 15, 2015, 320 pages from No Starch Press) Review by Matthew DiMatteo, CTR Staff A more accurate title for this book might be “Learn ...
Review Excerpt: Update May 2014. Hopscotch now has a cleaner interface plus “abilities” that let you save scripts, so you can easily apply them to other characters. Other ...
Review Excerpt: Inspired from MIT’s famous programming language (currently Scratch 2.0), Tynker is a set of self-paced challenges and tutorials designed to introduce the basic ...
Review Excerpt: We’ve been asking for it; and somebody finally delivered … a Scratch-like programming experience on the iPad. But let’s be clear — Hopscotch ...
Review Excerpt: Mixing lots of building opportunities with some unnecessary complexity — not to mention a hefty price tag, the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system ($350, www.legoeducation.us/mindstorms) ...
Review Excerpt: Roblox is both an online community for kids ages 8-16 and a set of game generation tools. The Roblox site (www.roblox.com) contains a collection of home-made games that ...
Review Excerpt: There are three things to know about this update to the Scratch programming language, which uses jigsaw-puzzle like bits of code that snap together, bringing programming ...
Review Excerpt: Designed to teach children and adults how to program, this app lets you try  to guide a cat through a maze using Logo-like commands like forward, turn, loop and so ...
Review Excerpt: Named after the main character in “Alice in Wonderland”, Alice has recently been upgraded. Like MIT’s Scratch and Alan Kay’s Squeak, Alice is ...
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