Programming Basics: A website for teaching people how to program
 

Downloads and Teaching Resources

There are many other great programming websites. Here are some links to some free sites that teach basic programming skills.
If you want to write and run your programs without visiting the Programming Basics website, you can download the Simple Code Editor. The download consists of a zip file that you should decompress somewhere. Then double-click the "Simple Code Editor.html" file to start the code editor.
This is a zip file of the text of the beginner lessons and corresponding exercise files. The lessons are stored in a plain html format that makes them easy to modify and print out. The exercise files contain the extra images and code needed to run them directly on your own computer without needing to connect to the Internet.
Tutorial and exercise handouts for an activity that teaches how to program some simple mini-games in Scratch. This material is separate from the other Programming Basics content and is intended as a standalone presentation. Students do not have to be familiar with the Programming Basics content to follow these lessons.
Resources for teaching a class on making web pages. This material is separate from the other Programming Basics content and is intended as a standalone presentation. Students do not have to be familiar with the Programming Basics content to follow these lessons.
A presentation on how to write programs that do simple graphics and animation. This material is separate from the other Programming Basics content and is intended as a standalone presentation. Students do not have to be familiar with the Programming Basics content to follow these lessons.
A presentation and handout about programming interactive stories in Twine. It contains some light content on the theory of interactive narrative.
A handout that students can follow to make a simple game in Unity.
An activity that demonstrates how technology can be infused into fashion and art to create some keychains, pendants, or other jewelry that can interact with cellphones.
This guide describes how to create your own exercises that are similar to the ones available on the website. It gives an overview of how the Programming Basics website handles graphics. It also describes how to use the attachments and libraries functionality to hide exercise resources. The instructions are technical in nature and are intended mainly for instructors.

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