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bulletBrief History of the Internet from Licklider's (MIT) "Galactic Network" concept, to ARPANET and NSF, to W3C and beyond!
bulletHistory of Internet and WWW: The Roads and Crossroads of Internet History a comprehensive and fascinating overview of the philosophy and history of the Internet...
bullet History of the Internet, Internet for Historians (and just about everyone else) From computers, to ARPANET to WWW to Email, Search Engines, and beyond
bulletJaw-dropping demo of PhotoSynth (based on SeaDragon) Recommended by Blaise Aguera y Arcas. Amazing!!
bulletShift Happens: Did You Know? and Did You Know 2.0 Recommended by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, the originals... amazing statistics and ideas!

A timeline only a geek will love (me!), from Brief History of the Internet


bulletActiveState ActivePerl Perl compiler for Windows, Linux and Solaris environments...
bulletAlice Recommended Learn to Program Interactive 3D Graphics - easy enough for gifted elementary kids, advertised for middle school through college (from Carnegie Mellon University)
bulletStorytelling Alice create animated stories (more popular with middle school students, particularly girls)
bulletAnimator vs. Animation or... this animator has too much time on his hands
bulletBryce Create realistic 3-dimensional landscapes and more... (free download)
bulletBloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language; Dev-Pascal is a full-featured integrated development environment (IDE), which is able to create Windows or console-based Pascal programs; installer; more...
bulletBrowserShots review your website's appearance on 85 different platforms, browsers and versions!  (click refresh to get results)
bulletCargoBot A puzzle game where users teach a robot how to move crates; create this game programmed entirely on iPad using Codea
bullet Cocoa Create full-featured applications in a fraction of the time they would need for procedural languages (Mac OS X, Free!)
bulletCode Academy: Hour of Code learn to use JavaScript to create an animation, in an hour!  Available for the iPhone/iPad or PC
bulletComputer Science Unplugged learn computers & programming with fun games & exercises, no computer required!
bullet Daisy the Dinosaur free, fun app with simple drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. For iPad
bullet eGFI Engineering, Go For It! All about engineering possibilities, from computer to nuclear, mechanical to civil, and many more engineering options!
bullet freeBASIC an open source Basic compiler
bulletFree Lessons: Beginning Minecraft Mods learn to change images (textures) to modify the look and feel of Minecraft, modify Minecraft code to add new items, recipes, and MOBs...
bulletGame Maker Use drag-and-drop actions to make professional looking games in little time, with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effect (Free!)
bullet Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers Learn JavaScript. No programming knowledge is required. Go from beginner, to coder, to hacker in both the single player mode and on the battlefield. The more students code by hand, the more points they receive to unlock ultimate weapons for a “battle royale” in the gaming arena. In-game leaderboards rank users against their friends, taking rivalry to a new level. For iPad and Android
bullet Hopscotch teaches kids to code using simple, intuitive building blocks. Create games, animations and other programs in this colorful, interactive environment. Program characters to move, draw and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them. Inspired by MIT’s Scratch. For iPad
bullet How to Think Like a (Python) Programmer a free textbook!  Also read...
bulletHow To Think Like a Computer Scientist: C++ Version C++ version, also free (pdf version is good, HTML version is missing)
bulletHow To Think Like a Computer Scientist: Java Version Java version, also free
bulletHTML Goodies HTML, ASP, and JavaScript Primers Series, plus tons more...
bulletImmersion In Shockwave Kit Haptics Force Technogy adds tactile feedback effects to your shocked web pages!
bullet The Internet of Living Things Recommended a video introduction to Synthetic Biology, the next big IT industry
bullet Kid's Programming Language (KPL) easy to program computer games and more, with cool graphics and sound
bullet LightBot Get kids hooked on coding in minutes! Lightbot is a programming puzzle game; a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels. Guide a robot to light up tiles and solve levels using commands, Lightbot cultivates a real understanding of procedures, loops, and conditionals for players... For iPad and Android.  Also LightBot Jr 4+, LightBot - One Hour Coding (free)
bullet The Logo Foundation LOGO Software, Workshops, Books, and more
bulletMade w/Code get projects, find mentors, lots more resources!
bullet Maple Tutorials basic tutorials to learn and understand Maple, plus animation tutorials
bulletMicrosoft Office Live Free Website domain name, design tool, storage space, and more... Free!
bullet Move the Turtle Teaches children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands, using the Logo programming language. A friendly Turtle will introduce your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment.... For iPad
bullet MSWLogo MSW LOGO Programming Kits for Kids
bulletNova companion websites to PBS Nova episodes, including these and TONS more...
bulletDecoding Nazi Secrets
bulletSpies That Fly
bullet Octave GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations...
bullet Pivot Stickfigure Animator create easy stick-figure animation (download freeware)
bullet Pixar in a Box Recommended How the concepts you learn in school are used to tackle creative challenges we face during the making of Pixar films... (Khan Academy)
bulletProject Euler a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that require more than just mathematical insights to solve...
bullet Python Bibliotheca both a library of educational materials using Python to teach computer programming
bullet Python Programming Language a dynamic object-oriented programming language...
bullet ROBLOX  Virtual Playworld Create your own virtual space, and interact with others... kid safe
bullet Robot Sketcher Explore different robot arm constructions
bulletScratch Recommended a snap-together programming language that lets kids create their own interactive stories, games, music, and art... free from MIT
bulletSketch Up Powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software
bulletSqueak and Squekland a media authoring tool -- software that you can download to your computer and then use to create your own media or share and play with others...
bulletStagecast Creator Use the mouse to create simulations and games completely visually
bulletStarLogo Programmable modeling environment for exploring the workings of decentralized systems, such as bird flocks, traffic jams, ant colonies, and market economies (MIT, Free!)
bulletStyncil Recommended Make iPhone, iPad, Android & Flash Games without code. The quickest & easiest way to make a game...
bullet Visual Basic for Kids 2 downloadable tutorial
bulletW3 Schools HTML and webpage tutorials
bulletWorld Wide Web Consortium everything you ever wanted to know about web programming standards
bulletW3C Markup Validation Service web page syntax validator
bulletWebmonkey the web developer's resource, including authoring tutorials, and much more...
bulletWebmonkey for Kids the fun way to build websites!

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