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Parent Letter for ACPS2013 Coderdojo Sampler Session

Welcome to Coderdojo! Ms. Gutkowski and Ms. Techman

Thanks to our awesome 2013 teen volunteers!!


Scratch is an appealing easy way for children and teens to make 2-dimensional stories, comics, simple animations, or even games.

  • You can download the old Scratch at: http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch_1.4/ Scroll down on this download page to see Scratch Cards – each one shows how to do a different thing.

Tuesday: HTML

We’ll use KompoZer, a visual html editor, http://www.kompozer.net/download.php to make a simple webpage and Codecademy http://www.codecademy.com/.

Khan Academy has uneven quality BUT the computer science tutorials are good: https://www.khanacademy.org/cs/welcome-to-computer-science/882454257

Some other sites to look at:

Wednesday: Minecraft

Minecraft is a world-building game online. You’ll need to buy an account ($26.95) to play at home. Players in one room can make a LAN and interact with each other.              


Thursday: Kodu

Kodu is a 3D video game maker software. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10056 It is a PC only download

Some Kodu resources:

Email if you have questions: mtechman@k12albemarle.org