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Free computer science activities for the classroom
Computer Science blog - programming tools, using excel, powerpoint animation, etc...
The complete guide to building a computer from scratch
Simple, quick screen sharing tool
Free screen recording tool (up to 5 minutes)
Video game design blog by a 6th grade teacher
Free screen recording tool with no time limit
Richard Feynman Computer Heuristics Lecture

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Create 3D models, share them with the world and add them to Google Earth.
Teaching control programming with 2Go (blog post) recommended.jpg
An educational software that teachers students programming in a 3d environment
Kids learning to program (blog post with resources)
Free online computer science class from Stanford
A programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art
Programming languages wiki page
Absolute basics of programming using Ruby
Stop motion animation software for video design
The full beginners guide: Learn to code
Learn about & build robotics with Lego
Microsoft's game programming language for kids
Turtle Logo: programming for kids
A cross-platform toolkit for writing graphical apps easily and artfully using Ruby
The Play framework makes it easier to build Web applications with Java and Scala!/exercises/0
Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends. recommended.jpg
Advanced programming (C++, java, PHP) easy-to-follow video tutorials
Build your own video games with four easy templates
Simple animation software for kids
Google visual programming language
Resources for learning to program in html
5 websites for designing your own game (kid-friendly)
Scratch Starter Kit with videos, links, and resources
Interactive video tutorials for computer programming

Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

A large library of free video tutorials for Word, Excel, Dreamweaver, Access, Publisher, Front Page.
4-weeks of lesson plans for using spreadsheets in Excel
Vast collection of tutorials for MS Office, Windows, Macs, Google, Outlook, Open Office, etc...
Step-by-step tutorials for MS office, dreamweaver, Internet Explorer, Kidspiration & more