Learn Small Basic

Are you ready to keep learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options! Curriculum Books: Learn to Program with Small Basic – by Ed Price (me) and Majed Marji 7 Small Basic books from Computer Science for Kids Small Basic Programming Books – Explore some of these books for free! Free Online Learning: Small…

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Microsoft Coding Camps for Kids!

Did you know that Microsoft has had coding programs and camps for kids… for over 15 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Programs 1. IGNITE Worldwide Girls Events IGNITE = Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution IGNITE Worldwide started in 1999! Check out IGNITE’s website. Microsoft teams with Small Basic and IGNITE to teach girls how to…

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Microsoft – Kids Can Code!!!

Did you know that Microsoft has had tools and programs to teach kids to code… for 8 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Tools 1. Small Basic – http://smallbasic.com/ Download Microsoft Small Basic When: Small Basic started in 2008! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Small_Basic Format: Text-Based Coding (the only text-based coding language + IDE built for kids!) Age: 8+…

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Book Info + Reviews: “Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math” by Dr. Majed Marji & Ed Price

“Learn to Program with Small Basic” launched on May 2nd, 2016! This blog post thoroughly covers the book, and it also houses excerpts from the various book reviews, so this page will be evolving as we go! I teamed with author Majed Marji (Senior Engineer at General Motors/GM; author of Learn to Program with Scratch)…

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Teaching a 9-year old

What should a 9-year old learn? This blog post is a work in progress.   Math 1: Adapted Mind http://www.adaptedmind.com/ Grades K-6. Also great for Reading.   Math: IXL https://www.ixl.com/   Math 2: Bing’s Multiplication Table http://www.bing.com/search?q=multiplication+table Click “Quiz me!” Set difficulty to 20 First, fill in the answers based on your memory or calculating…

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a free copy of Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

Hello! I’m proud to announce that I’ve teamed up with Majed Marji, the author of Learn to Program with Scratch. We have a new book coming out in April from No Starch Press: Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math                 No Starch Press is…

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Early Access Book: Learn to Program with Small Basic

I teamed with author Majed Marji (Learn to Program with Scratch) to write a fantastic new book from No Starch Press… Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math. It’s written to about a 13-year old audience, but kids can start reading it at a younger age, and…

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Small Basic: How to Publish Your Program

Sharing Your Program You can easily share your program with your friends or the Small Basic community! Just click Publish on the Toolbar. (You will need to be connected to the internet.) After clicking Publish a dialogue box will appear that has a Program ID for your program. Before clicking the Close button, keep a…

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Small Basic 1.2: Installation Guide

Installing Small Basic 1.2 Small Basic is free! And it teaches actual text/syntax-based programming to students! This is the only language+IDE built for that purpose! And it’s free! We’re excited about this. Can you tell? =^) This guide shows you the detailed steps for installing Small Basic!   1-    Use your Web browser to go to…

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – "Ease-In, Ease-Out" Motions for Motors

So what’s this EV3 Basic, anyway? [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] This awesome extension comes from Reinhard Grafl with a ton of tooling, and the content support was created by Nigel Ward: http://ev3basic.com Get Started: Download Small Basic 1.2 (all download options) Download EV3 Basic “Ease-In, Ease-Out” Motions for Motors EV3 Basic features a new Motors object that’s added to…

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