Teaching Programming Resources

List of Links to Resources

Concept Videos

Sample Recipe video – note **we are moving all content to www.TeachingKidsProgramming.org **
1 minute Overview – what is ‘Teaching Kids Programming?’
5 minute How to Setup – how to setup SmallBasic and Extensions
5 minute Square Recipe  watch us program the Simple Sqaure in SmallBasic
5 minute Square Variation watch us program the Square Variation in SmallBasic
Teaching Bubbles recipe – screencasts of recipe and variation
10 minute Overview – detailed overveiew of (including a lesson) what is ‘Teaching Kids Programming?’

Teaching – Stuff You’ll Need to Teach 

Recipes SmallBasic wiki
SmallBasic Language Concepts Slides
SmallBasic Recipe Wall Posters – used to ‘decorate’ classroom
Virtual Proctor – get ‘extra help’ to make your classes even better

T-SQL Language Concepts 
T-SQL Course Slides (WhoDatedWho) + Sample DatingGame database (*.mdf)

Mindstorms Slides

Language and Tool Resources

Programming Languages

SmallBasic Language and IDE – downloand and install, just click .msi
SmallBasic Extensions – on Codeplex, download and install per CodePlex instructions
Other Language* APIs – download and install per instructions on CodePlex
Vijaye’s (SmallBasic creator) blog

Database Programming
SQL Server Express 2008 with Advanced Services

Visual Programming
Kodu – visual game programming IDE

Mindstorms Programming
You must buy the kit to get the IDE – follow @tmspecial on twitter to get updates on special pricing

Blog posts

What we learned from teaching – Our First After School Program (ended June 2010)

Volunteering  – lessons learned (overall recap)

See all of my blog posts about TKP – lessons learned from teaching (monthly recaps from events run in 2010)

Comments (1)

  1. Zachary says:

    Very cool. Keep up the good work guys!

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