Tag Archive: web-based
The new App Inventor by MIT uses the same building block principle for developing Android apps as their older, and very popular, sister Scratch by MIT. They say: App Inventor lets you develop applications for Android phones using a web browser and either a connected phone or emulator. The App Inventor servers store your work and …
“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
An online book teaching you to write Ruby code using cartoon foxes, cute drawings, and bizarre dialogues – great fun and very good explanations. You will have to set up your computer to use Ruby before getting started. Maybe most suitable if you already know bits of code and just want to learn Ruby as …
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.
Great series of DIY/maker videos by Sylvia, a mini maker. She shows how to build fun gadgets such as a drawdio and a “randomly influenced finger flute”. The jingle is very catchy, safety always comes first (“respect your soldering iron”) and Sylvia is a bundle of energy. Awesome indeed! Go to “Sylvia’s Super Awesome Maker …
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