Category Archive: 10+

Aug 20

JavaScript for Cats

We all know the internet was invented for the sole purpose of sharing funny images and videos of cats, right? So it’s about time our furry friends (and perhaps their humans, too) learn a little bit about coding. JavaScript for Cats introduces the basic concepts of JavaScript with some simple examples and good explanations. And …

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Jul 14

Computer Science 4 Fun (CS4FN)

CS4FN is a magazine for kids that covers the fun side of computing – games, puzzles, mazes… You can read the articles online or  order free copies  of the printed magazine. They also have a special issue titled “The Women Are Here” on girls in computer science! Go to Computer Science 4 Fun

Jul 14

Code Avengers

Code Avengers is quite similar to the popular Codecademy: You learn how to write JavaScript code in your browsers through a series of lessons. There’s also games and quizzes to test your knowledge, and it looks a bit funkier than Codecademy. Not sure whether “There’s loads of money to be made with coding” is the …

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Jul 14

Quest – Text adventure games

“Quest lets you make interactive story games – you can make text adventure games (like Zork, or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and gamebooks (like the Choose Your Own Adventure books).” Doesn’t require any coding, but can be used with scripts. Text adventures games are great fun and a fantastic way to learn how to code. Go to Quest

Jun 15

Hackasaurus

Website that allows you to mash up any web page you like. Great way to learn HTML and CSS by trying it out yourself! Go to Hackasaurus.

Jun 15

Codecademy

Good web-based tool to learn to code from the beginning. Allows users to register and collect “rewards” for completed exercises which adds a lot of fun and makes it quite motivating. Requires a bit of reading and patience, so suitable for older children and adults. Go to Codecademy