Microsoft Coding for Kids!!!

Did you know that Microsoft has had tools and programs for kids… for 8 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Tools 1. Small Basic – http://smallbasic.com/ Small Basic started in 2008! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Small_Basic You’re on the blog for Small Basic now: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/ Small Basic teaches actual text/syntax-based coding (the professional stuff), helping students take…


Why Microsoft Small Basic? Why not Scratch or Alice?

This was originally written up by the Small Basic creator, Vijay Raji… “Both Scratch and Alice are great tools that help beginners learn the concepts of programming. They are doing so by enabling people to write “codeless” programs. Small Basic is taking a different approach by introducing code as a first-class concept.”   Another great Codeless Programming Language/IDE is…


Some answers about Small Basic Education (Kodu Community Spotlight Part 2)

As one of the many collaborations we’re working on with the Kodu team, they featured me in their Community Spotlight. Click here to read my interview with the Kodu team    I feature some of my answers here: What sort of lessons can students learn in Small Basic? (Kodu Community Spotlight: Part 1) Here is…

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