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December 2020 Learn More Links

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Links from all the stories in this December 2020 issue of the magazine!

Just Add OOP

Roll a Story Program using OOP

https://repl.it/@brivera/rollastoryOOP

Original Roll a Story Program

https://repl.it/@brivera/rollastory

Roll a Story Using Python and Repl.it

https://www.kidscodecs.com/python-roll-a-story

Object oriented programming

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_programming

What is OOP?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dai8SJgLkM

OOP Concepts

https://raygun.com/blog/oop-concepts-java/

OOP in Python

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeznW_7DlB0

OOP for Kids

https://funtech.co.uk/latest/explain-object-oriented-programming-to-kids

Roll a story teaching resources

https://www.twinkl.com/search?term=roll%20a%20story

uLisp

uLisp site

http://www.ulisp.com/show?3J

Lisp programming language

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisp_(programming_language)

History of Lisp

https://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Software/LISP.html

Short history of Lisp Programming language

https://www.kidscodecs.com/lisp/

Timeline of programming languages

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

uLisp supports adafruit

https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/09/17/lisp-for-microcontrollers-ulisp-interpreter-supports-adafruit-m4-boards-johnson_davies/

Small Internet, Big Fun

A history of Gopher

https://www.howtogeek.com/661871/the-web-before-the-web-a-look-back-at-gopher

get started with Gopher

http://gopher.floodgap.com/overbite/

The Telnet BBS Guide

https://www.telnetbbsguide.com

The main gemini web page

https://gemini.circumlunar.space

The directory of micropubnixes

https://tilde.team

Introduction to Gemini

https://samsai.eu/post/introduction-to-gemini/

Gopher protocol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_(protocol)

rise and fall gopher protocol

https://www.minnpost.com/business/2016/08/rise-and-fall-gopher-protocol/

Gopher

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gopher

What are tildes?

https://medium.com/@antonmcclure/what-are-tildes-and-how-you-can-use-tilde-computing-4373bdabbc6a

Why the BBS is still awesome

https://lunduke.com/posts/2020-01-27/

Bulletin Board System

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

Online community

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

Kids’ online communities

https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/great-online-communities-for-kids

Online social communities for kids

target=”_blank”>https://www.socialmoms.com/know/tech/social-media/online-social-community-for-young-kid/

Changing bases

Numbers and Bases

https://betterexplained.com/articles/numbers-and-bases/

Ancient number systems

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/31879/12-mind-blowing-number-systems-other-languages

Wikipedia

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_(mathematics)

Binary

https://www.purplemath.com/modules/numbbase.htm

number bases

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

number bases and binary numbers

https://www.purplemath.com/modules/numbbase.htm

Learn about number bases

https://nrich.maths.org/1368

Base-10 system

http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/qr/b/base10system.html

Counting in bases other than 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR66eu2St2s

Modulo

What Is Modulo?

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/m/modulo.htm

C++ FizzBuzz With Modulo

https://rosettacode.org/wiki/FizzBuzz#with_modulo

Practical uses for the modulo operator

https://hatoum.com/blog/2012/12/practical-uses-for-modulo-operator.html

Modulo operation

https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/modulo-operation.html

What is modular arithmetic?

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/cryptography/modarithmetic/a/what-is-modular-arithmetic

What does % mean in python?

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/the-python-modulo-operator-what-does-the-symbol-mean-in-python-solved/

Modulo operation facts

https://kids.kiddle.co/Modulo_operation

Fun with Modular arithmetic

https://betterexplained.com/articles/fun-with-modular-arithmetic/

Modular arithmetic

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

Modulo operator in Python

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/what-is-a-modulo-operator-in-python/

Eternal batteries

Original news piece

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-collaboration-to-create-forever-battery-for-iot/

How long do cell phone batteries last?

https://www.powerbankexpert.com/how-long-do-cell-phone-batteries-last/

Expanding phone battery tips

https://medium.com/@lauren.c.stephen/13-tips-to-extend-the-lifespan-of-your-phone-battery-16c2af5ca59f

Nanowires battery

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/nanowires-battery/3313100.html

Is forever battery a pipe dream?

https://www.engineering.com/IOT/ArticleID/17972/Is-Forever-Battery-a-Pipe-Dream-Not-for-Long-Says-Atmosic.aspx

Million mile battery

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063437083

Oil that battery

https://imaginethat.org/stories/oil-that-battery/?nab=0&gclid=Cj0KCQjwit_8BRCoARIsAIx3Rj4rhE6IHRoLL73mtTxT4AFW7bHI_atNL05jhF45va672CNAcpfK1voaAgEDEALw_wcB&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

How Batteries work

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Battery

battery lifespan

https://www.batteryuniverse.com/blog/tags/lifespan/

Ethical Hackers

White hat hacker

https://www.varonis.com/blog/white-hat-hacker/

Microsoft Bounty Programs

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/msrc/bounty

What Is Ethical Hacking?

https://www.eccouncil.org/ethical-hacking/

Bug Crowd

https://www.bugcrowd.com/bug-bounty-list/

three types of hackers

https://www.designworldonline.com/what-are-the-three-types-of-hackers/

Red and white hacking

https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/answer/What-is-red-and-white-hat-hacking

Bug Bounties and how they work

https://ostif.org/bug-bounties-what-they-are-and-why-they-work/

Skills of bug bounty

https://medium.com/swlh/mastering-the-skills-of-bug-bounty-2201eb6a9f4

Ethical hacking for kids

https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Kids-Bryson-Payne/dp/1718500009

Prepare kids for a career in cybersecurity

https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/how-to-get-kids-prepared-for-a-career-in-cybersecurity/

Kids learn to hack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5aZPArWyaI

Hacker facts for kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Hacker

Sew Cool

Wearables

https://www.adafruit.com/category/65

Making wearable circuits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHv4MF3fa2g

Sewn circuits

https://www.exploratorium.edu/tinkering/projects/sewn-circuits

Planning a wearable project

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/planning-a-wearable-electronics-project/all

Sew a circuit

https://www.instructables.com/lesson/Sew-a-Circuit/

Sewn circuits

https://www.scienceworld.ca/resource/sewn-circuits/

Conductive thread

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sewing-with-conductive-thread

Electronic projects for kids

https://www.popsci.com/sewing-electronic-projects-for-kids/

Sewing circuits

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/eureka-lab/sewing-circuits-crafty-way-get-kids-interested-stem

Prime numbers

What are prime numbers?

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

Prime numbers chart and calculators

https://www.mathsisfun.com/prime_numbers.html

Understanding prime numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBbHzy7v2Kg

Why prime numbers are so exciting

https://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2018.00040

Prime number facts

https://www.factmonster.com/math-science/mathematics/prime-numbers-facts-examples-table-of-all-up-to-1000

Checking if a number is prime

http://www.counton.org/explorer/primes/checking-if-a-number-is-prime/

Finding prime numbers in Python

https://www.programiz.com/python-programming/examples/prime-number

Why are prime numbers important?

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/219570-what-are-prime-numbers-and-why-are-they-so-vital-to-modern-life

Introduction to prime numbers

http://njlovesmath.com/an-introduction-to-prime-numbers/

fun prime number facts

https://facts.net/science/prime-numbers-facts

Prime number explanation for parents and kids

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/what-is-a-prime-number/

Prime factorization puzzles

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:prime%20factorization%20puzzle

Prime number maze

https://www.worksheetworks.com/math/numbers/prime-number-maze.html

Prime numbers game

https://www.education.com/activity/article/slap-happy/

Strandbeests

Wallace & Grommit’s World of Invention: Strandbeests

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

Building a beest fit for the beach

https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/building-a-beest-fit-for-the-beach/

Theo Jansen

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

Developing Strandbeests

https://www.stirworld.com/inspire-people-theo-jansen-on-his-passion-for-developing-strandbeests-into-ever-evolving-creatures

Adam Savage meets Strandbeests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U02qqB-2nbs

Walking bicycle

https://www.designboom.com/design/walking-bicycle-carv-theo-jansen-strandbeest-12-17-2019/

Meet the beests

https://www.exploratorium.edu/strandbeest/meet-the-beests

Strandbeest kits

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Strandbeest%20Kits&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-156598-665184-3&mkcid=2&keyword=strandbeest%20kits&crlp=435075538054_&MT_ID=585556&geo_id=10232&rlsatarget=kwd-104046252251&adpos=&device=c&mktype=&loc=9007244&poi=&abcId=1141786&cmpgn=6537989715&sitelnk=&adgroupid=79631675758&network=g&matchtype=b&gclid=CjwKCAiA-f78BRBbEiwATKRRBCLol82LQGG1r4__8Nsxy6UZRMW1GNoY8pe4dDVa1swvPSq75ZyOMhoCy8oQAvD_BwE

Theo Jansen – TED talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/theo_jansen_my_creations_a_new_form_of_life

Top Ten Human Powered machines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhm3XkW3srI”

Playa Crawler

https://www.vice.com/en/article/435xz3/strandbeest-wheelchair-burning-man

Strandbeest Kit

https://www.sciplus.com/junior-scientist-strandbeest-kit-54202-p?gclid=CjwKCAiA-f78BRBbEiwATKRRBLClo_eTYjxqJlCjn5luYzHnggPMcmFI5zWDGfgC-ftUSkm21lRJDBoC8mEQAvD_BwE

Build a Strandbeest

https://www.sculpteo.com/blog/2017/08/09/3d-printed-robot-how-to-build-a-strandbeest/

Save the world

Eugenia Kalnay

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

Kalnay receives Roger Revelle medal

https://eos.org/agu-news/eugenia-kalnay-receives-2019-roger-revelle-medal

Desertification and climate change

https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-desertification-and-the-role-of-climate-change

Desertification

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/Desertification/desertification2.php

Solutions to desertification

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zctymnb/revision/5

Causes, effects and solutions for desertification

https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-effects-solutions-of-desertification.php

What’s behind desertification?

https://www.prb.org/whatsbehinddesertification/

Make the Sahara Green Again

https://www.livescience.com/63556-wind-solar-farms-rain-sahara-desert.html

Solar and Wind Farms in the Sahara

https://theconversation.com/massive-solar-and-wind-farms-could-bring-vegetation-back-to-the-sahara-102745

Will the US be a desert in 50 years?

https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/us-desert-50-years1.htm

World Day to combat desertification

https://www.un.org/en/observances/desertification-day

Children fight desertification

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuwpX8qeNXo

Desertification

http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/de/Desertification

What can kids do about climate change?

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/just-kids-what-climate-change-and-what-can-i-do

Eratosthenes

Eratothenes bio

https://www.thoughtco.com/eratosthenes-biography-1435011

About Eratothenes

https://www.famousscientists.org/eratosthenes/

Eratothenes measures the earth

https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200606/history.cfm

Measuring the circumference of the earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14d-GonvB9A

Eratothenes map

https://digitalmapsoftheancientworld.com/ancient-maps/eratosthenes-map/

Eratothenes facts and worksheets

https://kidskonnect.com/people/eratosthenes/

sieve of eratosthenes

https://www.bubblyprimes.com/sieve-of-eratosthenes/

Tracking Covid with phone

Smartphones and Tracking the Spread of COVID-19

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7399565/

A primer on mobile privacy and security

https://citizenlab.ca/2015/05/the-many-identifiers-in-our-pocket-a-primer-on-mobile-privacy-and-security/

Viral Coronavirus Cellphone Maps Send A Powerful Message

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/03/28/these-powerful-coronavirus-phone-tracking-maps-go-viral-heres-the-problem/#110dd3f6503d

Corona Virus tracking on your phone

https://ktla.com/morning-news/technology/covid-tracking-iphone-android-update/

Contact Tracing

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/contact-tracing.html#:~:text=Discussions%20with%20health%20department%20staff,to%20COVID%2D19.

Covid tracking Q&A

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/05/13/mobile-location-data-and-covid-19-qa#

How contact tracing works on your phone

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19-contact-tracing-apple-google/

Using phone to track covid exposure

https://news.osu.edu/using-your-phones-microphone-to-track-possible-covid-19-exposure

mobile phone tracking

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

Pinwheel Pattern

Sketch-up official site

https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing?gclid=CjwKCAiAv4n9BRA9EiwA30WND1D3ebnkWdj29_8MLTLl2Oe2ttfD4Zyc1TSZm1WRoU_2JFcZsjK3yhoCsw4QAvD_BwE#for-professional

Making a pinwheel

https://www.instructables.com/Pinwheel/

Interview

Susan Kare

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

How Susan Kare designed icons for the Mac

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-susan-kare-designed-user-friendly-icons-for-first-macintosh-180973286/

AIGA Medalist Susan Kare

https://www.aiga.org/medalist-susan-kare

How to start out as an icon designer

https://www.freepik.com/blog/how-to-start-out-as-an-icon-designer/

icon design

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

7 Things we love about Susan Kare

https://blog.prototypr.io/7-things-we-love-about-icon-designer-susan-kare-48c767cc8c1

Designing better app icons

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/01/designing-better-app-icons/

Also In The December 2020 Issue

Welcome to the far away land of the Ein Lifon where the number of appendages you have changes how you count!

You've looked at and used Susan Kare's work, or work inspired by hers, every time you use a computer.

Through the example of Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests we discuss the importance of fostering creativity and innovation in students.

From gopherspace to geminispace, the small internet is a lot bigger than you think!

Learn how asymmetric encryption and prime numbers help keep you safe online!

What could we accomplish if batteries lasted forever? These two companies want to find out!

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