K-12 Faculty Community Site http://www.microsoft.com/education/FacultyConnection/precollegiate – A source for curriculum resources, teacher forums, and program announcements
Programming Languages for Beginners
Alice – http://www.alice.org – A 3-dimensional, drag and drop programming language from Carnegie Mellon University
Kodu – http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/ – A graphical programming tool for younger students. Kodu will be available via Xbox Live Marketplace this spring. A version for schools is in the works. I included that link because I am talking about it to let people know it is coming.
Scratch – http://scratch.mit.edu – a light weight 2-dimensional, drag and drop programming language from MIT
Small Basic – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/cc950524.aspx
CSUnplugged http://www.csunplugged.com – Computer Science Unplugged is a series of learning activities that reveals a little-known secret: computer science isn’t really about computers at all!
Kid’s Corner – Beginner Developer Learning Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/bb308754.aspx – A web site for people of all ages who want to learn programming and web development. Tutorials, videos, projects and web casts
Microsoft Robotics Studio http://msdn.microsoft.com/robotics
Visual Programming Language for robots, runtime libraries for higher level programming, a 3-dimensional robot simulator with sample simulations, tutorials, and videos
Alfred Thompson’s Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/AlfredTh Which is of course right here.
Sharing of resources, links, and information of interest to K-12 Computer Science Teachers