Big News! Small Basic available on Windows App Store!

Bring out the trumpets! Roll out the red carpet! We’ve got big news for you today, because Small Basic 1.2 is now available on the Windows App Store!  That’s right, you can go download it directly from the store, by searching for “Small Basic” or directly from this link.  You can also rate and review Small…

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Beginning Microsoft Small Basic - Review by Janelle N & her son (age 10)

It’s time for a guest blogger! Today’s guest blogger is JannelleN and her 10 year old son. Let’s get to it… =========================== I love exposing my children to different activities and experiences. A wide range of exposure helps them explore and discover their God-given talents and passions. Like many kids his age, my oldest son LOVES…

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Beginning Microsoft Small Basic - Review by Tere S & her son (age 12)

It’s time for a guest blogger! Today’s guest blogger is Tere S and her 12-year old son. Let’s get to it… =========================== I believe that in today’s computer-savvy world, if you are familiar with computer programming languages, you are sure to have an edge in the job market after graduation from college. The earlier you begin learning…

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Small Basic for Kids - Featured Small Basic Book! - Ages 10-12

We’re featuring another Small Basic book from Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee! Learn more about the book here. ​​  SMALL BASIC FOR KIDS​ In the 1980’s, there was a series of books aimed at teaching kids how to use the Basic programming language.  Titles like “Kids and the Apple II”, “Kids and the Commodore 64,” and  “Kids and…

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A Brief History of BASIC

The BASIC language was developed in the early 1960’s at Dartmouth College as a device for teaching programming to “ordinary” people. There is a reason it’s called BASIC: B (Beginner’s)A (All-Purpose)S (Symbolic)I (Instruction)C (Code) When time-sharing systems were introduced in the 1960’s, BASIC was the language of choice. Many of the first computer simulation games (Star Trek, for example) were…

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The Developer’s Reference Guide to Small Basic - The First 5 Chapters

So a good Reference Guide is always appreciated! And that’s why Phil Conrod was good enough to write one for us and then to allow us to upload the first five chapters!   You can find the first five chapters on TechNet Wiki: 1. Introducing Small Basic  2. Overview of Small Basic Programming  3. Program…

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Beginning Small Basic - Review by Anne from Upstate Ramblings

It’s time for a guest blogger!   Today’s guest blogger is Anne from Upstate Ramblings! Her 13-year-old son taught himself with the curriculum. In Anne’s words…   Computer programming is a skill that is great for everyone to learn.  Not everyone is meant to be a programmer, but computers are so important today that I think…

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Beginning Small Basic - Review by Lisa N and her 3 kids from Golden Grasses

It’s time for a guest blogger!   Today’s guest blogger is Lisa N from Golden Grasses! Her three kids, Feeche (12th grade), Cub (7th grade), and Flower (5th grade) learned it with no programming experience. In Lisa’s words…       Having the chance to test drive Beginning Microsoft Small Basic from Computer Science for Kids has…

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Beginning Small Basic - Review by Lisa and Amber

It’s time for a guest blogger!   Today’s guest blogger is Lisa McClanahan from The McClanahan 7. Her daughter, Amber, learned Small Basic…   In this day and age everything is run by a computer. I’m sure that will continue into the future & more than likely my kids will have to use them in…

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Beginning Microsoft Small Basic - Review by Michele

It’s time for a guest blogger! Today’s guest blogger is Michele (and her 11-year-old son) from Family, Faith, and Fridays.       I will admit it- I have a love hate relationship with my computer.  Well, not just mine, but any.  I am just not a high tec kind of girl it seems.  Luckily…

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