Lego robots, Scratch, Microsoft Kodu – all these tools help kids to take their first steps in software development. Now we can add Microsoft Azure to the list and it’s available to all kids for free. Using Azure your children can create web sites quickly and share their web sites with friends, teachers and anyone with access to the Internet.
With this series of tutorials you will learn how to create your first web site with your children or just pass along the tutorials to them and see what they create
Before starting, I want to point your attention to two things:
#1 You will need a DreamSpark account. To create your account you must prove you are a student. The easiest way to provide proof of your student status is to send an electronic copy of a report card from school (you can just take a picture of it with your phone) and follow the “How do I get my free DreamSpark account” instructions to start the verification process. Because reviewing a picture of a report card is a manual process, it can take up to 7 days to be verified, so you will want to get that sorted out before you sit down to code.
#2 Why not create a video or a short post about your first experience in Azure, share your work and I will publish the best stories in my next posts. It’s always great to share what you learn with others so they can learn with you!
In this post I will share eight tutorials which you can use for kids who visit Elementary as well as High schools.
Tutorial #2. How to publish your first site using BlogEngine.NET
Tutorial #4. How to publish new pages and posts
Tutorial #5. How to back up your data
Tutorial #6. Other templates and next steps
Tutorial #7. Creating a WordPress website with Azure
Tutorial #8. How to make updates to a WordPress site