Learn to Program!

Why should you learn to program?

One of my favorite vides that describes why everyone should learn to program is from Code.org! Check it out:


ThoughtSTEM:
Stephen Foster, Lindsey Handley and I have started a company called ThoughtSTEM that focuses on teaching 8-18 year old's STEM concepts. Through this company we offer After School Programs at schools throughout San Diego, Workshops every Sunday from 10am - 12pm and 2-4pm at UCSD and week-long summer camps throughout the whole summer. To find more information on how you can engage your child in learning something new, exciting and worthwhile visit our website at http://www.thoughtstem.com and like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ThoughtStem).

CodeSpells:
    Website:
http://codespells.org
    Description: This is a 3D video game that teaches you Java Programming through a magical metaphor. A new version will be coming out February 2014.

Arduino:
    Website: arduino.cc

    Description: This is a great way to learn programming by building circuits and programming them to do fun and interesting things like light up lights, make sound, and so much more!

Alice:
    Website: 
alice.org
    Description: This is a drag-and-drop programming language that helps you learn complex computer science concepts. If you  
download the application it comes with tutorials to help you out!

Scratch:
    Website: 
scratch.mit.edu
    Description: This is also a drag-and-drop programming language that helps you learn complex computer science concepts. If you download the application you should be able to figure it out by playing with it!

CodeAccademy:
    Website: 
codeacademy.com
    Description: This is an online tutorial that teaches you Python.

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