Computer Education & Programming for kids of all ages

A short video on why to learn to program a computer:

 

Programming for kids:

Scratch, from MIT

 

Sites:

Code.org

Khan Academy

 PluralSight for Kids

Tynker, programming for kids

Treehouse

Code Academy

Microsoft Virtual Academy

 

More Apps to Teach Kids

LightBot (iOS + Android)
Drag commands to move a robot. Age 4+
CargoBot (iPad)
Help a robot-arm solve puzzles. Age 8+
Move the Turtle (iOS)
Drag/drop code to move a turtle. Age 8+
Kodu (xBox, Windows)
Design a 3D game world. Age 8+
KidsRuby
Learn to program using Ruby. Age 12+

More Online Tutorials

Hackety Hack
Free Ruby-based environment aiming to make programming easy for beginners.
LearnStreet
Beginner level tutorials for Ruby, Python, and Javascript.
Lynda.com
Learn core programming languages such as Java, C#, and HTML5. 
Udemy
Free and fee-based video tutorials that walk through lessons. 

University Courses Online

Coursera
Free university courses taught online by real professors. Start with CS 101
Edx
Free university courses plus discussions, quizzes, and other interactive learning. 
Udacity
Free interactive college classes on computer science for all levels. 
TeachingTree.co
Free college lectures on computer science for advanced students. 

Learn to Make Webpages

Mozilla’s Thimble
Use this app to easily create and share your own web pages.
Code Avengers
Fun and effective learning tools for the total beginner.

Make Your Own Mobile Apps

AppInventor
Learn to build apps for Android phones and tablets within hours.
Codea (iPad)
Create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have.
Android Applications by Android.com
Create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have.

Write Code for Robots

Arduino
For anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Lego Mindstorms
Create small, customizable and programmable robots. 

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