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December 2021 Learn More Links

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A collection of the links from the December 2021 issue all in one place.

How Computers Make Sound

How a computer records and produces sound

https://musicandcomputerscience.wordpress.com/how-does-a-computer-record-and-produce-sound/

Sampling Rate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(signal_processing)

Sample rate and bit depth

https://www.izotope.com/en/learn/digital-audio-basics-sample-rate-and-bit-depth.html

What is sampling rate?

https://thenextweb.com/news/what-is-sampling-rate-audio-why-does-it-matter-analysis-explainer

Nyquist Theorem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist%E2%80%93Shannon_sampling_theorem

Harry Nyquist

https://ethw.org/Harry_Nyquist

What is a DAC?

https://www.audioadvice.com/videos-reviews/what-is-a-dac/

Digital to analog converter

https://kids.kiddle.co/Digital-to-analog_converter

Nyquist-Shannon Sampling Theorem

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Nyquist-Shannon_sampling_theorem

Nyquist Frequency

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Nyquist_frequency

How do speakers produce sound?

https://mynewmicrophone.com/how-do-speakers-produce-sound-a-helpful-beginners-guide/

Computer speaker facts for kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Computer_speaker

Draw with ASCII Keyboard Characters

ASCII Art

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

Convert images to ASCII Art

https://manytools.org/hacker-tools/convert-images-to-ascii-art/

The rich history of ASCII Art

https://thenewstack.io/surprisingly-rich-history-ascii-art/

Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/the-lost-ancestors-of-ascii-art/283445/

ASCII Art

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/ASCII_art

ASCII Art Generator

http://www.crazy4computers.net/ascii-art.html

Vintage ASCII Typewriter Art from the 1930s

https://clickamericana.com/topics/discoveries-inventions/vintage-ascii-art-from-the-1930s-typeys-made-with-old-manual-typewriters

Coding with text art in the Classroom

https://www.erintegration.com/2018/10/22/coding-with-text-art-ascii-art-in-the-classroom

Traditional and Non-traditional ASCII Art

http://theartlady2017.blogspot.com/2019/06/ascii-art-traditional-and-non.html

Convert image to ASCII Art in Python

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

ASCII Art Archive

https://www.asciiart.eu/

Coding With Hydra

Hydra documentation and examples

https://ojack.xyz/hydra-functions/

How to make Hydra respond to sound

https://github.com/ojack/hydra#audio-responsiveness-experimental

A Beginner’s Guide to Live Coding with Hydra

https://www.clipsoundandmusic.uk/hydra-tutorial-a-beginners-guide-to-live-coding-visuals/

Getting Started with Hydra

https://hydra.cc/docs/intro/

Hydra in Mythology

https://kids.kiddle.co/Hydra_(mythology)

Olivia Jack

https://www.culturehub.org/olivia-jack

Olivia Jack Talks Hydra

https://cdm.link/2019/02/hydra-olivia-jack/

Amazon Go, Cashiers Gone

‘Just walk out’: Amazon debuts its first supermarket with no checkout lines

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/25/amazon-go-grocery-supermarket-seattle-technology

Amazon Go

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

Amazon Selling Cashierless Tech to Other Stores

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/09/amazon-is-now-selling-its-cashierless-store-technology-to-other-retailers/

LG Electronics Clerkless nighttime shops

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210526000473

Get Zippin

https://www.getzippin.com/blog/how-cashierless-technology-improves-retail-operations

Cashierless Stores

https://techhq.com/2021/09/cashierless-stores/

List of cashierless companies

https://thespoon.tech/here-is-a-list-of-cashierless-tech-companies-gunning-for-amazon-go/

How Just Walk Out Tech works

https://www.pocket-lint.com/gadgets/news/amazon/139650-what-is-amazon-go-where-is-it-and-how-does-it-work

Data Protection Issues in Cashierless Technology

https://www.ns-businesshub.com/technology/cashierless-technology-data-protection/

Cashierless Stores – the Future or a Fad?

https://www.observanow.com/cashierless-stores-the-future-or-a-fad/

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fracturing Fairy Tales Product Page

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/504911562

Scratch Activity Guides

https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas

11 Fractured Fairy Tales for Young Readers

ttps://www.readbrightly.com/11-fractured-fairy-tales-young-readers

How to Write a Fractured Fairy Tale (free eBook in Epic books!)

https://www.getepic.com/app/read/41830

Interactive Fractured Fairy Tales

https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/fractured-fairy-tales

Funny, Alternative Fractured Fairy Tales

https://theantijunecleaver.com/funny-alternative-fractured-fairy-tales

Fractured Fairy Tales in Classrooms

https://creativityintheclass.weebly.com/fractured-fairy-tales.html

Simulations Make It Real, or Not

Computer Simulation

https://www.britannica.com/technology/computer-simulation

Computer Modeling and Simulation

https://ors.od.nih.gov/OD/OQM/cms/Pages/default.aspx

Simulation

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

Simulation Facts for Kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Simulation

Fun Computer Simulations

https://kidskonnect.com/fun/computer-simulations/

Physics Engine

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

Simbucket Science Simulations

https://teachbesideme.com/simbucket-science-simulations/

Simulations to play around with

https://thescienceplayground.com/v

Meet Sam Henry

Noah Text

https://noahtext.com/

Noah Text in Computer Adapted Environment

https://ace-ed.org/powerful-tools-for-dyslexic-struggling-readers-noah-text-in-a-computer-adapted-environment/

StrongReader Builder Tool

https://app.noahtext.com

Noah Text Releases Text Tool

https://www.wboc.com/story/43859092/noah-text-releases-free-easy-to-use-tech-tool-to-make-reading-easier-for-dyslexic-and-struggling-readers

Code Trees with Pyret

Pyret image functions and colors

https://www.pyret.org/docs/latest/image.html

Lesson plans/projects using Pyret (created by Bootstrap World)

https://bootstrapworld.org/

Pyret background information

https://www.pyret.org/pyret-code/index.html

Pyret editor

https://code.pyret.org/editor

Secret Code Hidden in Plain Sight

History of Steganography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography#History

What is steganography? A complete guide to the ancient art of concealing messages

https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/what-is-steganography-a-complete-guide-to-the-ancient-art-of-concealing-messages

Steganography: Hiding Data within Dat

https://www.garykessler.net/library/steganography.html

Steganography Past and Present

https://www.okta.com/identity-101/steganography/

Steganography

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Steganography

For parents: Is This Donut a Secret Message from Your Kid

https://resources.uknowkids.com/blog/is-this-donut-a-secret-message-from-your-kid

What is Steganography?

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/what-is-steganography/

How to Make Invisible Secret Spy Messages – video

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

Computers and Pronouns

The Winograd Schema

https://cs.nyu.edu/~davise/papers/WinogradSchemas/WS.html

WinoGrande: An Adversarial Winograd Schema Challenge at Scale (with examples)

https://winogrande.allenai.org/

Winograd Schema Challenge

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

What are Winograd Schemas?

https://medium.datadriveninvestor.com/what-are-winograd-schemas-dfe9e51b765a

What is Design?

What is design?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/concepts-what-is-design-launchcycle.jpg

The Meaning of Design

https://shakuro.com/blog/the-meaning-of-design-what-design-is-and-why-its-important#color-in-design

What Do We Mean By Design

https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/what-do-we-mean-design

Kids Think Design

http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/index.html

Graphic Design for Kids

https://www.create-learn.us/blog/graphic-design-for-kids/

Architecture Activities for Kids

https://www.aiaaustin.org/architecture-activities-kids

What is Automotive Design

https://www.strate.education/gallery/news/what-automotive-design

Car Design for Kids

https://www.toyota.co.jp/en/kids/car/design.html

Car Design Facts

https://kids.kiddle.co/Car_design

Kids Design Cars of the Future

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/kids-asked-design-cars-of-the-future/

Industrial Design

https://diy.org/skills/60

History of Industrial Design

https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/industrial-design/275051

Fashion Design Kits

https://artfulparent.com/fashion-design-for-kids-made-easy-fun-with-kits/

What is Fashion Design?

https://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/2860/what-is-fashion-design

What is a Fashion Designer?

https://fashion-history.lovetoknow.com/fashion-clothing-industry/what-is-fashion-designer

What is Packaging Design?

https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/packaging-design-successful/9781118358603/chap02-sec001.html

How to Bring Package Design Into the Art Room

https://theartofeducation.edu/2019/07/05/how-to-bring-package-design-into-the-art-room/

The Difference Between Interior Design and Decorating

https://newschoolarch.edu/academics/school-of-design/bachelor-of-interior-design/interior-designer-and-decorator/

Interior Design Facts for Kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Interior_design

Interior Design Activities

https://diy.org/skills/62

IDE

IDE

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

Integrated Development Environment Facts for Kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Integrated_development_environment

JUDO

http://judo.sourceforge.net/

Integrated Development Environment

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Integrated_development_environment

IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains)

https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/

Visual Studio

ttps://visualstudio.microsoft.com/

Atom

https://atom.io/

Sublime

https://www.sublimetext.com/

Nova (Panic)

https://nova.app/

PyCharm (JetBrains)

https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/

Notepad++

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Komodo IDE (ActiveState)

https://www.activestate.com/products/komodo-ide/

Nine Apps to Help Kids Sharpen Coding Skills

https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/learning-to-code/

What Does IDE Stand For?

https://codinghero.ai/what-is-an-ide/

Best Python IDE an Code Editors

https://codinginfinite.com/best-python-ide-code-editors-top-10/

Zooming Towards Peace

Definition of Peacebuilding

https://www.international-alert.org/what-we-do/what-is-peacebuilding

Asian Muslim Action Network

https://amanindonesia.org/

Wahid Foundation

https://peacevillage.id/

Helping Middle-schoolers Understand Peacebuilding

https://www.middleweb.com/18931/help-students-understand-peacebuilding/

Peacebuilders program for Young Children

https://www.peacebuilders.com/media/pdfs/YoungChildPacketColor.pdf

What is Peacebuilding?

https://www.c-r.org/who-we-are/why-peacebuilding/what-peacebuilding

Empowering Children as Peacebuilders

https://www.wvi.org/peacebuilding-and-conflict-sensitivity/empowering-children-peacebuilders

Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/GPC_EducatorToolkit-%28MiddleSchool%29_combined.pdf

What is Peacebuilding (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3PtqPjlPW0

Curiosity Makes Coding Cooler

CodeGuppy Website

https://codeguppy.com

CodeGuppy Code Editor Workspace

https://codeguppy.com/code.html

CodeGuppy Draw with Code Projects Book

https://codeguppy.com/site/download/draw_with_code.pdf

Color Names

https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_names.asp

RGB Triplet Colors

https://www.rapidtables.com/web/color/RGB_Color.html

JavaScript Language Specification

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Language_Resources

Hexadecimal Color Names

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/hexadecimal-color-names.html

What are Hexadecimal Colors?

https://www.mathsisfun.com/hexadecimal-decimal-colors.html

Hexadecimal Color Picker

https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp

Building Autonomy in a 3D Print Lab

Developing Responsible and Autonomous Learners

https://www.apa.org/education-career/k12/learners

Encouraging Learner Autonomy

https://infocus.eltngl.com/2019/11/21/enouraging-learner-autonomy/

How Learner Autonomy Helps Students

https://www.lambdasolutions.net/blog/how-learner-autonomy-helps-students-become-more-capable-adults

Building Autonomy and Independence in Young Learners

https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teachers-corner-building-autonomy-and-independence-young-learners

Five Steps to Increase Autonomy in the Classroom

https://blog.teamsatchel.com/5-steps-to-increase-autonomy-in-the-classroom

Supporting Student Autonomy

https://theeducationhub.org.nz/how-to-support-student-autonomy-and-enhance-motivation-2/

Also In The December 2021 Issue

December 2021 Issue

Looking for a new way to encode your secret messages? Try steganography!

Check out our interview with Sam Henry, the programmer who coded Noah Text!

A collection of fun and inspiring stories about tech from December 2021.