Friday, July 13, 2012

15 Sites for Learning how to Program or Code

There is no denying the popularity of computers and technology in schools.  More and more students are integrating technology into their everyday lives and learning new skills at a younger age.  Programs such as Project Lead the Way and Gen-Y help facilitate these skills w/ innovative technology tools.  Computer Programming is another one of these topics that is being covered more and more in school and a great way to integrate technology into the classroom.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

15 Sites for Learning how to Program or Code
  1. Alice Storytelling - A free Windows app that is ideal for Digital Storytelling.  This app teaches students how to program by drag-n-dropping actions/blocks into sequential order.
  2. C Programming - Want to learn C and C++ programming, this is the place to start.
  3. ClassTools.net - A site that allows teachers to create games, quizzes, activities, and more through the use of templates.  The finished product can then be embedded into a site or blog.
  4. Code Academy - A nice free site that allows users to learn to code for creating websites, games, apps, etc.  This is done in step by step instructions and a user can track their progress.
  5. Code Avengers - An innovative site that teaches Javascript in 40 short lessons filled w/ 5 tasks each.  HTML/CSS coming soon.
  6. The Code Player - A nice way to learn HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript through the use of video tutorials.
  7. Gamestar Mechanic - A fun site for students to learn how to make games.
  8. Google Blockly - Is a visual program editor that reminds me a lot of Alice Storytelling and Scratch, in that a user arranges blocks of code to create an action.
  9. MIT App Inventor - A wonderful site filled w/ educational resources from the creators of Scratch.  This site teaches users how to create mobile mobile apps.
  10. Playfic - A unique site that teaches programming through the use of Digital Storytelling by text based games.
  11. Programr - A nice site for learning a variety of programming languages over the web.
  12. Scratch - One of the most popular sites for students to learn how to program through the creation of interactive games.
  13. Stencyl - A great site for making iOS and flashed based games by putting blocks together (ie, Scratch).
  14. What2Learn - A nice site for educational games as well as creating your own.
  15. YoYo Games - A great company w/ apps for Mac and Win to make games.

2 comments:

  1. Your argument is excellent!! Unique points in the same, here one more website I like joomla development company.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really appreciated with your content and completely agree with you, here also I was visit a company website Digital zona.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment and reading my blog!!