Showing posts with label learning programming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label learning programming. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Crunchzilla's Code Monster Teaches Kids Javascript Programming

Crunchzilla is a service that students can use to learn to write Javascript programs. There are two versions of Crunchzilla; Code Maven and Code Monster. Code Monster is designed for students of middle school age.

Code Monster contains 58 short lessons that take students from the very basics of things like resizing and repositioning objects to complex creation of animations. Students can work through the lessons in sequence or jump directly to any of the lessons. Students receive instant feedback on each lesson because the code that they write and the results of the code are displayed side by side.

Applications for Education
Working through Code Monster from Crunchzilla could be a good way for students to be introduced to programming. Students don't have to register to use the service and they can stop a lesson and come right back to it whenever they want to.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Learn the Web's Core With CoreDogs

On Saturday I published a short list of resources for teaching yourself to write HTML. At the end of the post I asked for suggestions for additions to the list. Kieran Mathieson left a comment with the suggestion of CoreDogs.

CoreDogs is a set of online texts and lessons that you can use to learn how the web works, how to build websites, and how to build simple web applications. You can navigate through the lessons in order or skip to parts that are of the most interest to you.

The video below provides and overview of CoreDogs. (Warning: there is one PG-rated line in the video).

Applications for Education
The CoreDogs lessons could be used by students who want to learn coding on their own. CoreDogs also allows you to re-use and redistribute the lessons to use in your classroom instruction (just make sure to credit CoreDogs).