One of my favorite memories having to do with computers when I was a kid was learning how to write code and having a machine do something that I had programmed it to do. I remember spending hours copying code from magazines or writing code in basic, creating Choose Your Own Adventure books or simple games. When I got to junior high we got to program the computers to make our names scroll down the screen and do simple math problems. It was awesome.
- Hour of Code - from code.org (including the Flappy Bird and Angry Birds game creator)
- Make Your Own Flappy Bird - also from code.org
- 30 Resources from iLearnTechnology.com - which includes links to the apps Daisy Dinosaur, Tynker (website and iPad app), Hopscotch (website and iPad app), Lightbot (iPad app) & the website Scratch (intermediate to advanced)
- K-8 Intro to Computer Science Course - a 20-hour course from code.org