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News & Resources


We love sharing fun and useful information about computer science as it relates to young students. Explore the links below to learn about some wonderful resources available to your student and how teenagers are changing the world for the better.

Tools for Teens

    • Scratch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Scratch can be used to program your own interactive stories, games, and animations and share your creations with others in the online community
    • Kodu, Microsoft Research
      Kodu is a visual programming language for children for creating games. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input
    • Greenfoot, University of Kent in Canterbury, UK.
      Greenfoot teaches object orientation with Java. Create ‘actors’ which live in ‘worlds’ to build games, simulations, and other graphical programs
    • App Inventor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      App Inventor is a blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even novices, to start programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices
    • Python
      Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively
    • Touchdevelop Microsoft Research
      TouchDevelop lets you create apps on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, WP. The touch-friendly editor makes coding fun, even on your phone or tablet
    • Arduino
      Arduino is an open-source hardware & software platform, based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment, for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world around you.
    • Raspberry Pi
      The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It allows kids to learn how to manipulate the electronic world around them, and how to program computers.
    • .NET Gadgeteer
      Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is an open-source hardware platform for rapid prototyping of electronic gadgets. It combines solderless assembly of electronics with object-oriented programming for building small, powerful stand-alone and embedded hardware devices.

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