Tag: E-learning

Great collection of coding tutorials, recommended by programmers

http://teachyourselftocode.com/

 

Quote from the site:

Four years ago, a friend lent me his Rails book and I took it with me on a family vacation and learned Rails. I was happy to discover that programming itself was fun, but also realized it was power. Anything I could imagine, I could build. Suddenly I was having new ideas about every problem I encountered, and the ability to act on them. It changed the way I thought. 

Don’t believe people who say that learning to code is easy. Better to go in knowing that it’s hard and frustrating and that most of the time you will feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. There are a lot of people who will help you, at Meetups or on StackOverflow. But if you don’t know where to start, I made this site for you. 
Have fun. 

 

iPad in Education

http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/

iPad is transforming the way we teach and learn. Powerful creative tools, interactive textbooks, and a universe of apps and content make for endless learning possibilities. All on a device everyone already loves to use.

Teaching with iPad. Bring every lesson to life.There’s a reason iPad has become a favorite with students and teachers. Every lesson is more hands-on. You can easily customize the learning experience for each student with apps and books geared to any level. Or teach with your own interactive materials created with iBooks Author. And you can organize and deliver all your lessons with iTunes U, so your students have access to their learning materials on iPad wherever they go.
Learn more about teaching with iPad
Apps, books, and more. Find everything from A to Z.When it comes to finding content for your lessons, iPad has something for everything you teach. And for everything your students want to learn. There are hundreds of thousands of apps, interactive textbooks, videos, and podcasts that cover every subject and grade level. The App Store, iBooks, and iTunes U make it simple to navigate and find what you need. And new resources are added every day.
Learn more about education content for iPad

Chromebooks for Education

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/education/devices/features-learnmore.html

Learn with Google

Chromebooks come with leading Google products built-in, like Search, Gmail, and Docs, so students and teachers can learn, create, and collaborate right away. Administrators can also remotely setup different user groups and access and personalize with specific educational apps from the Chrome Web store.

Google apps built-in

Create and share documents with Google Apps for Education (optional), explore another city or country on Google Maps, or watch a video on trigonometry on YouTube EDU, and more, with built-in apps.

Chrome fast

Load websites in a snap with the built-in Chrome browser, the world’s most popular web browser. With Chrome Instant, web pages frequently visited begin loading as soon as you start typing their URLs.

Works with other devices

Chromebooks sync seamlessly with other devices running Chrome – like an Android phone, tablet, etc. so students and teachers can access their files, bookmarks, apps, and other settings everywhere.

Apps for the Classroom

The Chrome Web Store offers thousands of free and paid educational apps, tools, and extensions to help students and teachers make the most of their Chromebook. Create video projects with GoAnimate, learn geometric theorems withGeogebra, and get the most out of class with learning management system Haiku LMS – a world of learning awaits.

Tools on Chrome Store

codecademy – Learn to code interactively, for free

http://www.codecademy.com

What We Do

Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We’re committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.

Education is old. The current public school system in the US dates back to the 19th century and wasn’t designed to scale the way it has. Lots of companies are working to “disrupt” education by changing the way things work in the classroom and by bringing the classroom online.

We’re not one of those companies. We are rethinking education from the bottom up. The web has rethought nearly everything – commerce, social networking, healthcare, and more. We are building the education the world needs – the first truly net native education. We take more cues from Facebook and Zynga in creating an engaging educational experience than we do from the classroom.

We do not want to open up universities. We want to open up knowledge. Everyone knows something they can teach someone else and we want to help them do it. Our community has created tens of thousands of courses and taken millions of courses. At this point, more than a billion lines of code have been submitted to Codecademy.

Education is broken. Come help us build the education the world deserves.

Khan Academy – A free world-class education for anyone anywhere

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

 A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

How it works for students

Students can make use of our extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.

Coaches, parents, and teachers

Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

Code.org – Anybody can learn

http://code.org/

   About Us

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Our goals include:

Bringing Computer Science classes to every K-12 school in the United States, especially in urban and rural neighborhoods.
Demonstrating the successful use of online curriculum in public school classrooms
Changing policies in all 50 states to categorize C.S. as part of the math/science “core” curriculum
Harnessing the collective power of the tech community to celebrate and grow C.S. education worldwide
To increase the representation of women and students of color in the field of Computer Science.