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Why are Computer Mice Called That?

Original mouse demonstration

https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/350/2302

Why is a Computer Mouse Called a Mouse?

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/12/why-a-computer-mouse-is-called-a-mouse-douglas-engelbart/

Douglas Engelbart bio

https://history-computer.com/People/EngelbartBio.html

Who Invented the Computer Mouse

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-computer-mouse-1991664

Why is a Computer Mouse Called a Mouse?

https://ourfidgetspinner.com/why-is-a-computer-mouse-called-a-mouse/

Using your Computer Mouse video (for kids)

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=computer+mouse#id=2&vid=b5dbb33b64daf182c3b351774f215e03&action=click

Not a Computer Mouse

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=silly+computer+mouse#id=3&vid=9a033eb1a69379721332cf0e52ff5a87&action=click

Computer Mouse Facts for Kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Computer_mouse

First Computer Mouse was Wooden

https://mashable.com/2012/10/05/mouse-history/

History of the Mouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K-ATmU-NbU

NASA: Birth of the Mouse

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=recursion+easy+definition+for+kids+youtube#action=view&id=2&vid=b9a678c5758b7ac469a1ef560eade86c

What is Recursion? Video

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=recursion+for+kids#id=3&vid=95cc84fec5c163f84f9b7dd33775a0a6&action=click

MicroPython and Mindstorms

Lego Education: Python for EV3

https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/mindstorms-ev3/python-for-ev3

How to Run Python on EV3 Brick

https://www.antonsmindstorms.com/2019/06/15/how-to-run-python-on-an-ev3-brick/

Getting started with python for Mindstorms

http://www.mow-bots.com/getting-started-with-python-for-mindstorms-ev3/

Lego Education: Building Instructions for Robot Educator

https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/mindstorms-ev3/building-instructions#robot

Micropython

https://learn.adafruit.com/micropython-hardware-sd-cards/micropython

SD Card Slot on Mac

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204384

Snap!: A More Powerful Scratch

The Snap! Manual

https://snap.berkeley.edu/snapsource/help/SnapManual.pdf

Racket/Scheme text-based programming language that inspired Snap!

https://racket-lang.org/

Algorithmically creating embroidery

https://www.turtlestitch.org/

Factorials

https://factorialhr.com/number-function-factorial

Koch’s curve: snowflake

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake

Koch Snowflake

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/KochSnowflake.html

Factorials

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/factorial.html

Build your own blocks

https://snap.berkeley.edu/

SNAP!

https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Snap!_(programming_language)

Factorial examples

https://www.shmoop.com/basic-statistics-probability/factorials-examples.html

Factorial video

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=factorials+for+kids#id=1&vid=f5d3b35c779a7328d3e592961fd4b4d9&action=click

Blocks-based coding

https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Block-Based_Coding

Fun Facts about factorials

https://theedge.com.hk/fun-facts-about-factorials/

Circus Ball in SketchUp

Crazy Shapes Sketchup projects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK29uWLdx-o

Modeling specific shapes in Sketchup

https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/modeling-specific-shapes-objects-and-building-features-3d

Modeling Terrain and Rounded Shapes

https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/modeling-terrain-and-other-rounded-shapes

Lines, Shapes and 3D objects

https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/drawing-lines-shapes-and-3d-objects

Internet of Things and Power

Water IoT

https://www.technologynetworks.com/analysis/news/battery-free-sensor-could-expand-underwater-exploration-323056

Plant IoT

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/15/lacuna_plant_e/

Controlling algae with sound waves

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=sound+waves+to+power+devices#id=0&vid=4a147fe202c9e6cd735a6774249177dd&action=click

Technology converts sound waves to electricity

https://wakeup-world.com/2011/05/30/new-technology-converts-sound-into-electricity/

Generating electricity from living plants

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/08/how-can-you-generate-electricity-from-living-plants/

Electric bateria create currents

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/electric-bacteria-create-currents-out-thin-and-thick-air

Five unusual energy sources

https://www.switchmybusiness.com/articles/5-unusual-energy-sources/

Unusual sources of energy

http://www.suntrek.org/earth-beyond/earths-energy-resources/unusual-sources-energy.shtml

Alternative energy

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/photos/10-surprisingly-easy-sources-of-alternative-energy/helioculture#top-desktop

How to extract energy from grass

www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Energy_p034/energy-power/how-to-extract-energy-from-grass

Sundials and Watches

Making Marvels exhibition: clocks, automatons

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/making-marvels-science-splendor

GMT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich_Mean_Time

How to Make a Sundial

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_sundials

Sundials from around the world

https://www.shadowspro.com/en/world-sundials.html

Positioning a Sundial

https://www.yardenvy.com/diy/positioning-a-sundial.htm

Is a Sundial Accurate?

https://www.macmillanhunter.co.uk/time/reading-a-sundial/is-a-sundial-accurate/

History of Timekeeping Devices

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_timekeeping_devices

Clocks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock

History of Telling Time

https://brombergs.com/a-history-of-telling-time-from-ancient-times-to-the-mechanical-wristwatch/

History and Science of Sundials

https://www.timecenter.com/articles/when-time-began-the-history-and-science-of-sundials/

Strange and interesting sundials

https://sciencing.com/strange-interesting-sundials-8631377.html

Brief history of telling time

http://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-telling-time-55408

History of telling time

http://www.time-for-time.com/history.htm

The future of telling time

https://www.cnet.com/news/nail-watch-the-future-of-telling-time/

New Era Atomic Clocks

https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2014/02/new-era-atomic-clocks

Python Ciphers

Mysterious Codes and Ciphers

https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/10-of-the-most-mysterious-codes-and-ciphers-in-history/

Cracking Codes with Python

https://www.amazon.com/Cracking-Codes-Python-Introduction-Building/dp/1593278225

TopSecret

https://www.amazon.com/Top-Secret-Handbook-Ciphers-Writing/dp/0763629723/

Exploratorium

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Code-Book-Dr.-Simon-Singh/9780385495325

Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python

https://inventwithpython.com/hacking/

Cryptography with Python

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/cryptography_with_python/cryptography_with_python_caesar_cipher.htm

Monoalphabetic and Polyalphabetic cipher in Python

https://blog.eduonix.com/software-development/monoalphabetic-polyalphabetic-cipher/

Cracking Codes with Python

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35260389-cracking-codes-with-python

Silly ciphers

https://dzone.com/articles/fun-python-and-silly-ciphers

Codes, Cipher, Encryption and Cryptology

https://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/codes/

Secret Codes for Kids

https://www.melissaanddoug.com/blogpost?postId=6-secret-codes-for-kids

How Do Computers Remember Things?

How the cache in most CPUs works

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-cpu-cache/

Video on how different kinds of memory and board are made

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s7KG6QwUeQ

Random Access Memory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random-access_memory

Computer Memory

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_memory

How Computer Memory Works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3q5zWCw8J4

How Computers Work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKGZlaPlVLY

Facts about computer memory

https://factfile.org/10-facts-about-computer-memory

Computer Memory

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-memory.htm

Computer memory game

http://www.helloruby.com/play/13

Control an Arduino with Scratch

Introduction to Arduino with Scratch

https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Gentle-Introduction-to-Arduino-for-Scratch-Users/

Scratch/Arduino extension

http://khanning.github.io/scratch-arduino-extension/

Get kids started with Arduino

https://www.stemmayhem.com/get-kids-started-with-arduino/

Scratch for Arduino

https://www.instructables.com/id/Physical-Computing-Scratch-for-Arduino/

Scratch for Arduino using mblock

https://www.mblock.cc/en-us/blog/mblock/try-scratch-arduino-using-mblock/

Sorting Algorithms

On Sorting

https://www.kidscodecs.com/on-sorting/

Comparison Sorting algorithms

https://www.cs.usfca.edu/~galles/visualization/ComparisonSort.html

Bubble Sort

https://www.kidscodecs.com/bubble-sorts/

Bubble sort video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmhjrI-aW5o

Pancake Sorting

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/pancake-sorting/

Pancake sorting animation

http://www.youtube.com/embed/kk-_DDgoXfk

Spaghetti Sort

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_sort

Spaghetti sort animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJEn4Xc5F2o

Pigeonhole Sort

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/pigeonhole-sort/

Sorting Algorithms

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/sorting-algorithms/

Sorting Algorithms video

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=sorting+algorithms#id=8&vid=61a19b4c1cd0edecd82c7eb02be0e745&action=click

Sorting lesson plan for teachers

https://www.lessonplanet.com/teachers/lightest-and-heaviest-sorting-algorithms?msclkid=c1480f2f483b13b56846515fb1a4f82f&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DSA%20(WS)&utm_term=lessonplanet&utm_content=All%20Webpages

Bubble sort facts

https://kids.kiddle.co/Bubble_sort

How Antivirus Software Works

      

Comodo’s guide on how an antivirus works

https://antivirus.comodo.com/how-antivirus-software-works.php

Detection method

http://info300.net/alai2/Brief1.html

How Anti-virus software works

https://www.howtogeek.com/125650/htg-explains-how-antivirus-software-works/

How do different types of antiviruses work?

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=How+does+an+antivirus+work#id=5&vid=b86ec39e639a5ca9d8bbee308d8644dc&action=view

Antivirus software

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Antivirus_software

Antivirus software facts for kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Antivirus_software

2020 Top Ten Antivirus software

https://buyersguide.org/Antivirus-Software/t/best?msclkid=6adf455559401bc3c1381b245f34d7c2&m=p&d=c&c=81157765854371&oid=kwd-81157826347357:loc-190&qs=antivirus%20software%20kids&lp=62524&li=&nw=o&nts=1&tdid=7977476

Advantages of using an antivirus

https://geekflare.com/advantages-using-antivirus/

Explaining computer viruses

https://explaintechnology.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/explaining-computer-viruses/

Malware

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Malware

Importance of antivirus software

https://computer-fixperts.com/security/importance-antivirus-software/

Best Cybersecurity Analogies

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1955846-best-cybersecurity-analogies-to-explain-complex-concepts

Questions to Ask Summer Tech Camps

Summer Camp Questions

https://www.kidscodecs.com/questions-ask-summer-tech-camps/

102 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp

https://www.idtech.com/blog/100-questions-to-ask-when-choosing-a-summer-camp/
https://www.acacamps.org/press-room/how-to-choose-camp/preparing-for-camp

Questions to ask when evaluating summer camps

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/child-social-situations/summer-camp-summer-school/checklist-questions-to-ask-when-evaluating-summer-camps

STEM summer camps

https://www.idtech.com/stem-summer-camps-resources?msclkid=b65d0b6b741c1f7c1ae4551a7bbc30ba&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Genre%3A%20Stem&utm_term=summer%20steam%20camps&utm_content=STEAM%20Camp

13 questions parents should ask

http://news.urbansitter.com/blog/summer-day-camp-safety-13-questions-parents-should-ask

Camp Prep

https://www.parents.com/kids/camp/summer/summer-camp-prep-what-every-parent-needs-to-know/

Preparing for your Digital Mitzvah

COPPA definition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act

COPPA

https://www.inc.com/encyclopedia/childrens-online-privacy-protection-act-coppa.html

Complying with COPPA

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions

COPPA Minimum Age Requirements

https://learnsafe.com/coppa-minimum-age-requirements-and-data-tracking/

COPPA and CIPA Laws

http://www.4kids.org/safesurf/adults/coppa_cipa.shtml

TIDBITZ

Math of boarding a planes

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a30549336/math-boarding-plane/

Better way to board a plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMgarcFkXz4

Airplane boarding

http://menkes76.com/projects/boarding/boarding.htm

Mummy sings the blues

Hear voice of mummified Eqyptian

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/01/after-3000-years-we-can-hear-the-voice-of-a-mummified-egyptian-priest/

How an Ancient Eqyptian sounds

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=Voice+of+mummy#id=3&vid=db0b6bbe91a73a502a0df7267ad0040d&action=click

Printing a 3D Larynx

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=3d+printing+larynx#id=1&vid=a37c4d23eb245674c586d4fdc60a2d28&action=click

3D Printing gives voice to Mummy

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/3-d-printing-gives-voice-to-a-3-000-year-old-mummy/

Can you hear me now?

Voice on other planets

https://www.popsci.com/story/space/voice-on-other-planets-moons/

What would your voice be like on another planet?

http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2018/talk-another-planet-sound/

Human voice from Mars

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=voice+on+another+planet#id=2&vid=e445a219385abfe5b090a59ba2592150&action=click

Oh, Canada

Custom X-Box Adaptive Controller

https://kotaku.com/dad-builds-custom-xbox-adaptive-controller-so-daughter-1841098866

Homemade Controller

https://twitter.com/JerseyITGuy/status/1218920688125456385?s=20

Toronto in Minecraft

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/01/19/local-gamer-maps-toronto-in-minecraft/

Minecraft Building Toronto

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFJ0ldDZtH9TBL4EUf6od4Q

Data Research Maps

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/

Exploring the Beginning of Life on Earth

The earth in gamma rays

https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/featured_science/gamma_earth.html

What are gamma rays?

https://www.livescience.com/50215-gamma-rays.html

Gamma Rays

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_ray

Incredible hulking facts about gamma rays

https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/incredible-hulking-facts-about-gamma-rays

Scientific Modeling

https://www.britannica.com/science/scientific-modeling

Scientist Models Processes for Life Creation

https://www.greenbeltnewsreview.com/news-stories/local-solar-scientist-models-processes-for-life-creation/

Goddard Space flight center

https://www.space.com/goddard-space-flight-center.html

Gamma ray space telescope

https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/observatories/learning/fermi/

Gamma Ray astronomy

https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/toolbox/gamma_ray_astronomy1.html

Kepler Telescope

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler_space_telescope

Future Gamma Ray telescopes

https://astrobites.org/2017/10/03/future-gamma-ray-telescopes-and-the-search-for-dark-matter/

Facts about gamma rays

http://infomory.com/facts/facts-about-gamma-rays/

Also In The April 2020 Issue

As students reach the age of 13 the importance of them understanding their rights and privacy online becomes crucial.

The iDTech summer camp recently posted 102 questions. Here are a few with links to the full list.

Being well-read is essential in everything in life, and coding is no exception! Here are some book recommendations to make you a coding master.

The circus is in town, but they're missing one of their colourful balls. Let's make one for them!

Sundials were one of the first ways people kept track of time. But how did they work?

New to physical computing? MircoPython may be perfect or you!

It's project time! In this article we go over how the same processes used in big factories can be used to control a simple LED.

What do bubbles, pancakes, and spaghetti all have in common? They're all great for sorting!

Yee-ha! In the wild wild west of the internet, antivirus software is a must-have partner.

Exploring the concept of RAM and how it helps your MInecraft game run better.

Breaking down big problems into smaller ones is a great way to solve them. Let's see how recursion helps us do this!

How did this pale blue dot that we call Earth first begin? The answer is even more fascinating than imagined.

Have you ever wondered why your computer's mouse is called that? Well it all started with a fellow named Douglas and a block of wood...

How do you power devices at the top of mountains and the bottom of oceans? Let's find out!

Links from the bottom of all the April 2020 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for April 2020.