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December 2019 Learn More Links

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Links from the bottom of all the December 2019 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

RACKET CHRISTMAS TREE

Racket Documentation

https://docs.racket-lang.org/teachpack/2htdpimage.html

Create Shapes and Colours with Racket

https://www.kidscodecs.com/shapes-colors-racket/

A Beginner-Friendly Intro into Functional Programming

https://codeburst.io/a-beginner-friendly-intro-to-functional-programming-4f69aa109569

Functional Programming Paradigm

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/functional-programming-paradigm/

Lambda Calculus

https://www.kidscodecs.com/lambda-calculus/

Declarative vs Imperative Programming

https://codeburst.io/declarative-vs-imperative-programming-a8a7c93d9ad2

SLOW LORIS

Slow Loris – Rethinking DoS Attacks

https://medium.com/front-end-weekly/slow-loris-rethinking-dos-attacks-bd1ca5091bfe

Computerphile: Slow Loris Attack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiFkyR35v2Y

Computerphile: Denial of service attacks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcDZS7iYNsA

What is a Slowloris attack

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slowloris_(computer_security)

Internet protocols

https://kids.kiddle.co/Internet_protocol_suite

Denial of Service Attacks

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-015

DoS and DDoS Attacks

https://www.cybrary.it/2018/07/types-of-dos-and-ddos-attacks/

HOW TO SECURE A NEW COMPUTER

AVG Antivirus

https://www.avg.com/

Kaspersky Free

https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/free-antivirus-download

Avast

https://www.avast.com/

New Computer Set-up

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3040361/how-to-set-up-new-computer.htm

Installing Mac updates

https://www.wikihow.com/Check-for-and-Install-Updates-on-a-Mac-Computer

Importance of software updates

https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-how-to-the-importance-of-general-software-updates-and-patches.htm

BARBED WIRE TELEPHONE

Hacking Barbed Wires

https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/ridiculous-history-barbed-wire-fences-create-phone-lines.htm

Barbed Wire Entrepreneurship

https://www.perc.org/2011/02/24/barbed-wire-entrepreneurship/

DIY Telecom

https://www.rhizomatica.org/resources/

Uniting Homesteaders

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/barbed-wire-telephone-lines-homesteaders-prairie-america-history

Satellite phones (Iridium blog)

https://www.iridium.com/blog/

Still not Wired

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140214-the-last-places-without-internet

Mobile Learning in India

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2012/06/05/mobile-learning-how-smartphones-help-illiterate-farmers-in-rural-india/

INTERVIEW: TAYLOR RICHARDSON

Taylor Richardson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9-83Ygxmtk

Meet Taylor Richarson

https://www.lottie.com/blogs/blog/aspiring-astronaut-meet-12-year-old-taylor-richardson

Steam Squad Taylor Richardson

http://www.thesteamsquad.org/TaylorRichardson.html

Hidden Figures White House Event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyP4g3CxG7g

Twitter

https://twitter.com/astrostarbright/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/astroStarBright

PYTHON RAINBOW

Nested loops in Python

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/python_nested_loops.htm

The termcolor library

https://pypi.org/project/termcolor/”

Using ASCII escape codes to add color in Python


http://ozzmaker.com/add-colour-to-text-in-python/”

CODING CRITTERS

Coding Critters Review

https://www.thetoyinsider.com/coding-critters-toy-review/

Stem Coding Play

https://mummywishes.com/coding-critters-review-stem-coding-play/

Coding Critters Review

http://www.thenewhousefamily.co.uk/toy-reviews/coding-critters-review/

Motion planning

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

BIRD HOUSE

Build a bird house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHf-VTiNieI

Sketchup for School lesson plan

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1A3AWZkckueVdhZECOCm2S2r8KgZOraQno8qs9lz6k3k/edit#slide=id.

STEM birdhouse

http://birdhouse.thinkport.org

Virtual Birdhouse build-a-thon

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/keystone-science-school-hosts-virtual-birdhouse-build-a-thon-as-part-of-girls-in-stem-program/”

Women Pioneers in Virtual Reality

https://usa2018.augmentedworldexpo.com/ar-vr-women-pioneers/

History of virtual reality

https://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/history.html

VR and the future

https://datafloq.com/read/5-types-virtual-reality-affect-the-future/4030

Parents guide

https://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/gaming/virtual-reality-gaming-virtual-reality-how-much-does-it-cost-and-is-it-safe-11364193115313

10 best

https://www.codemom.ai/vr-headsets-kids-teens/

History of VR

https://www.codemom.ai/vr-headsets-kids-teens/

Virtual Realty history timeline

https://virtualspeech.com/blog/history-of-vr

Virtual Reality Tech Uses

https://www.livescience.com/53392-virtual-reality-tech-uses-beyond-gaming.html

SCRATCH SPACE GAME

Creating a racing game in stratch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIAzYvOns04

Two-player racing game

https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/How_to_Make_a_Two-Player_Racing_Game

Motion, looks, sound in scratch

https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/working-with-motion-looks-and-sound-in-scratch–cms-24224

Adding sounds to scratch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbGJd3pQbD0″

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) FOR KIDS

Waicy

https://www.readyai.org/waicy/

Teaching kids about AI

https://www.iste.org/explore/artificial-intelligence/teaching-kids-what-ai-and-isnt

AI Facts

https://kids.kiddle.co/Artificial_intelligence

Kids teach AI humanity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4KLjqH19as

Guide to AI

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1740916372/the-complete-guide-to-artificial-intelligence-for

Coginimates

http://cognimates.me/home/

Machine-based learning

http://steamcurriculum.weebly.com/scratch-based-machine-learning.html

VISUAL STORYTELLING APPS

Steller

https://steller.co/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/steller/id785128002?mt=8

Pixotale

http://pixotale.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id866275871?mt=8
http://
http://robertmao.com

1 Second Everyday

http://1secondeveryday.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1-second-everyday/id587823548?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.touchlab.android.onesecondeveryday

Introducing LEGO StoryStarter

https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/storystarter/software
http://education.lego.com/en-us/learn/elementary/storystarter

REVIEW: Hands-on with LEGO StoryStarter

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-03-12-review-hands-on-with-lego-storystarter

Apps and Sites for Storytelling

https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/apps-and-sites-for-storytelling

Top 5 Storytelling Tools

http://www.submarinechannel.com/top-5s/top-5-storytelling-tools/

3 Free iOS Apps for Visual Storytelling

https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/3-free-ios-apps-for-visual-storytelling/s2/a557753/

How to Tell Your Story without Boring Your Audience to Tears

http://goinswriter.com/tell-story/

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

http://lifehacker.com/5965703/the-science-of-storytelling-why-telling-a-story-is-the-most-powerful-way-to-activate-our-brains

How to Tell a Story Well

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/how-to-tell-a-story-well.aspx
http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/storytelling-tips-zmaz81sozraw.aspx

WAYBACK MACHINE

The Wayback Machine

https://archive.org/web/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayback_Machine

The Internet Archive

https://archive.org/about/
https://archive.org/projects/

The Console Living Room

https://archive.org/details/consolelivingroom

MS-DOS Game Collection

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

Children’s Library

https://archive.org/details/iacl

The Open Library

https://openlibrary.org/

Open Educational Resources

https://archive.org/details/education

Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library’s Job

https://medium.com/message/never-trust-a-corporation-to-do-a-librarys-job-f58db4673351

HOW TO DO ONLINE RESEARCH

Online Research Techniques

http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/navigatingthenet/tp/How-to-Properly-Research-Online.htm
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/558/1/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/552/02/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Become an Expert Google Searcher in One Hour

A free online seminar from O’Reilly by Stephan Spencer and Nancy Blachman.
http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2923
http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=683389&s=1&k=6B52DEB19D27657F84CD48BDA6313265

Google Guide

http://googleguide.com/
http://googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html

Search Engines

http://www.google.com
https://www.google.com/advanced_search
http://code.google.com
http://www.bing.com
http://www.yahoo.com
http://www.duckduckgo.com
http://www.wolframalpha.com/
http://www.looksmart.com
http://stackexchange.com/
http://stackoverflow.com/
http://www.reddit.com/
http://www.completeplanet.com
http://archive.org/
http://www.wikipedia.org
http://www.ipl.org
http://www.refdesk.com/

Online Research Course Material

https://sites.google.com/site/micdlir/irt-lesson-examples
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWNkbGlyfGd4OjEyZjkyNmQ1NjMwYTVkMTU
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWNkbGlyfGd4OjEzMmJmMDlhNzE3OWI4OA

Tools for Online Research

http://www.addthis.com/
http://getpocket.com
http://evernote.com/
https://trello.com/

BITS AND VIDEO GAME HISTORY

Sega and Nintendo Console War: Greatest Moments

https://primagames.com/feature/15-greatest-moments-sega-and-nintendo-16-bit-console-war

What Is a Bit?

https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/bit-binary-digit

Definition of Power in Maths

https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/power.html

IOT AND SCHOOLS

IoT For All

https://www.iotforall.com/introduction-iot-applications-in-education/

Towards Data Science

https://towardsdatascience.com/how-iot-is-going-to-revolutionize-education-industry-f6ea952e9669

Medium

https://medium.com/sciforce/internet-of-things-in-the-world-of-school-15492e3e2a90

ALGORITHMIC MUSIC

Gibber: an in-browser live coding system

https://gibber.cc/

Supercollider

https://supercollider.github.io/

FoxDot

https://foxdot.org/

The book on the topic of Algorithmic Music

https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190226992.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190226992

CAVES OF QUD

Kate Compton’s introduction to procgen

https://galaxykate0.tumblr.com/post/139774965871/so-you-want-to-build-a-generator

The pronoun generator mod in Qud that’s being used to prototype the final version

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1735379738

The roguelike dev reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/roguelikedev/

Seeds magazine

http://www.procjam.com/seeds/

A talk Jason Grinblat gave on text generation in Qud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUjW5zlgeoQ

RANDOMNESS

The HotBits site, for getting random data from radioactive sources

https://www.fourmilab.ch/hotbits/

Another source of truly random data

https://www.random.org/

A cool article on how to take weak sources of randomness and turn them into something way more useful

https://blog.cloudflare.com/ensuring-randomness-with-linuxs-random-number-generator/

Also In The December 2019 Issue

30+ ideas for STEAM-theme gifts for kids of all ages!

Visual storytelling apps are a great way for kids to document and explore their lives.

Meet 16-year old Astronaut StarBright, whose activism is inspiring the next generation of STEM fans.

Dive into the first “console wars” and learn how more bits led to bigger and better games.

From the start of computing history, people have tried to optimize the software programming process. This includes having two coders work together to code software.

Explore the solar system and test your knowledge of space through this fun coding activity.

Learn how procedural generation can be used to create infinite maps, music, and worlds to explore.

The Wayback Machine lets you travel back in time to see old websites. Plus the Internet Archive has thousands of vintage games, software, books, and more.

Online research skills are critical for software programmers. It's how you learn any language, by searching for error messages and looking up reference material.

How rural America connected itself to the phone grid using barbed wire, glass bottles, and even corncobs!

Meet Cozmo, the clever new robot that’s bringing AI concepts to life for kids as young as 5-7 years old.

Throw some festive ornaments on a virtual Christmas Tree in this fun introduction to functional programming.

How the Internet of Things could improve education, from VR to accessibility to facial recognition.

No one wants to deal with viruses over the holidays. Here’s how to protect your new devices!

Some digital tools to help you create your own unique, ever-changing symphony with nothing but some code and a computer!

Take a peek into the importance — and the struggle — of getting truly random data.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for December 2019.

Links from the bottom of all the December 2019 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.