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Programming Memes

Grumpy cat

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

What is a meme?

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

Kid Friendly memes

https://www.pinterest.com/ericalynett/kid-friendly-memes/

8-year old meme star

https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/02/thanks-to-memes-8-year-old-minneapolis-boy-is-an-internet-star-in-china/
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/26875/how-did-duck-hunt-gun-work

How did light guns work

https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question273.htm

Ralph Baer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_H._Baer

Classic arcade museum

https://www.classicarcademuseum.org/ralph-baer

Magnavox Odyssey

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

Top 5 light gun games

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/12221/the-top-5-greatest-light-gun-games

Light guns for LCD screens

https://knowtechie.com/sinden-lightgun-lcd-screens/https://knowtechie.com/sinden-lightgun-lcd-screens/

Python Madlibs

How to make your own MadLibs

https://hobbylark.com/party-games/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Mad-Libs

Python Escape Characters

https://cscircles.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/3-comments-literals/

Python Mad Libs

https://teachwithict.weebly.com/python-mad-libs.html

Build a simple mad lib

https://courses.p2pu.org/en/groups/playing-madlibs-with-python-building-your-first-game/content/build-a-simple-madlib-using-wing-ide/

Mad Libs Generator

https://www.projectlabyrinth.com/MadLibs/MadLibGen.php

Firewall

Firewall definition

https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/firewall

What is my IP address?

https://whatismyipaddress.com/port

Firewall FAQs

https://www.adaware.com/faq/firewalls

Three types of firewalls

https://bts-consulting.biz/2017/10/11/the-three-different-types-of-firewalls/

How Firewalls work

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/firewall.htm

Evolution of firewalls

https://www.informationweek.com/partner-perspectives/the-evolution-of-firewalls-past-present-and-future/a/d-id/1318814

Firewall networking

target=”_blank”>https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Firewall

Why are firewalls important

https://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/1173/what-is-a-firewall-and-why-is-it-important/

Kid Safety in Digital Age

https://www.safehome.org/resources/kid-safety-digital-age/”

Origin of term “Firewall”

https://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/origination-of-the-term-firewall/

Firewall construction

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

MarineTraffic.com

Automatic Identification System

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

AIS

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=aismain

Typical range of AIS

https://help.marinetraffic.com/hc/en-us/articles/203990918–What-is-the-typical-range-of-the-AIS-

AIS – A Brief History

https://globalfishingwatch.org/data/ais-for-safety-and-tracking-a-brief-history/

Turning off AIS – Going dark

https://globalfishingwatch.org/data/going-dark-when-vessels-turn-off-ais-broadcasts/

Snowman

Snowman coding

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Snowman-Coding-2906627

Gingerbread and Snowmen unplugged coding

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gingerbread-and-Snowmen-Unplugged-Coding-for-Beginners-Great-for-Hour-of-Code-4189621

Making a snowman army

https://wecodemakecode.com/2019/01/28/snowman-army-in-makecode-for-minecraft/

Girls who code program

https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/2019/01/07/girls-who-code-program-gives-kids-the-skills-to-succeed/

Binary Riddles

Binary in Beanz

https://kidscodecs.com/binary-numbers/

Binary from TED Ed

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-exactly-does-binary-code-work-jose-americo-n-l-f-freitas

Binary video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z03p3yhGmk

Converting between base ten and base two

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

Binary numbers

https://kids.kiddle.co/Binary_number

Binary Number system

https://www.mathsisfun.com/binary-number-system.html

Cool Math Tricks for Binary numbers

https://medium.com/@e.rajasekar/how-to-teach-binary-numbers-using-cool-math-trick-c0ae7edad92

Teaching kids binary

https://www.sciencekiddo.com/teach-kids-binary/

Binary code necklaces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oew3Lbfnnyc

Finite Automata

Reference on binary

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/binary/all

Spoilers for the kind of automata that can detect palindromes

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

Finite state automation

http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/fi/Finite_state_automaton

Finite state automation lesson

http://www.mathmaniacs.org/lessons/fsm/index.html

Treasure hunt

https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/resource/32382

Binary What?

Binary numbers

https://classic.csunplugged.org/binary-numbers/

Why binary numbers are used

https://www.binarytranslator.com/why-binary-numbers-are-used-by-computers

binary vs decimal system

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-computers-use-the-binary-system-instead-of-the-decimal-system

How Binary numbers work

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:How_Things_Work/Binary_Numbers

write you name in binary code

https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/write-your-name-in-binary-code/

Programming 3D Art in Shadertoy

Vulkan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulkan_(API)

OpenGL

https://kids.kiddle.co/OpenGL

DirectX

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

How to install DirectX

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-download-install-directx-2624489

OpenGL Shading language

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

what is a shader

https://thebookofshaders.com/01/

Vertex and pixel shaders

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

Metal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_(API)

Shadertoy

https://www.shadertoy.com/

Smart Street Lights

Environmental energy

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/question363.htm

street light of the future

https://luxreview.com/article/2019/06/wi-fi-5g-iot-meet-the-street-light-of-the-futur

Intelligent street lighting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_street_lighting”

Smart cities

https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/smart-energy/street-lighting-illuminating-smart-cities-and-society/

smart street lights

https://www.coolfiresolutions.com/blog/smart-street-lights/

Photoelectric cells

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/how-photoelectric-cells-work.html

Smart pole IoT apps

https://enterpriseiotinsights.com/20190620/internet-of-things/signify-launches-new-smart-pole-iot-apps-connectivity

San Diego Smart city projects

https://www.sandiego.gov/sustainability/energy-and-water-efficiency/programs-projects/smart-city

Software Version Conventions

Software update vs upgrade

https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-a-software-update-vs-software-upgrade-1294256

Understanding software version conventions

https://praxent.com/blog/what-do-software-version-numbers-mean-a-guide-to-understanding-software-version-conventions

Software versioning

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

What is a version number

https://www.lifewire.com/version-number-2626043

Into to semantic versioning

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/introduction-semantic-versioning/

How to Pick a Programming Language

Five best programming languages for kids

https://gocoderz.com/blog/5-best-programming-languages-kids/

Best programming language for your child

https://www.idtech.com/blog/choose-best-programming-language-your-child

20 best programming languages

https://www.codecamp.com.au/blog/20-best-programming-languages-kids

Top Ten programming languages for kids

https://www.youngwonks.com/blog/Top-10-Programming-Languages-for-Kids-in-2019

Programming languages videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EaopRDxNrw

What programming language should we use

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-03-11-teaching-coding-to-kids-what-programming-language-should-we-use

programming languages and there uses

http://www.maggiore.net/programming.asp

Computational Thinking in the Wild

What is computational thinking

https://teachyourkidscode.com/what-is-computational-thinking/

planting seeds of computational thinking

https://earlyinsights.org/planting-the-seeds-of-computational-thinking-in-early-childhood-efa97c34ff8d

Computational thinking for kindergarteners

https://www.edutopia.org/article/computational-thinking-kindergartners

K to 12 computational resources

https://www.gettingsmart.com/2018/05/10-classroom-ready-computational-thinking-resources-for-k-12/

Computational thinking activities

https://www.stem.family/activities/computational-thinking-activities/

Unbeatable tic tac toe

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-make-your-tic-tac-toe-game-unbeatable-by-using-the-minimax-algorithm-9d690bad4b37/

Seymour Papert

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

Mindstorms – the book

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindstorms_(book)

Programming Peanut Butter and Jelly

http://static.zerorobotics.mit.edu/docs/team-activities/ProgrammingPeanutButterAndJelly.pdf

Squeak!

Programming Games in Pharo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu_C0ldSqrs

Pharo

pharo.org

Smalltalk

https://kb.iu.edu/d/aeya

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Squeak

https://squeak.org/

Sailors, Coconuts, and a Monkey

Project Code in Repl.it

https://repl.it/FyJE/7

The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems

http://books.wwnorton.com/books/978-0-393-02023-6/
http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780393020236
http://www.alibris.com/The-Colossal-Book-of-Mathematics-Classic-Puzzles-Paradoxes-and-Problems-Martin-Gardner/book/28766065

Martin Gardner’s Puzzle Books

http://martin-gardner.org/PuzzleBooks.html

The First Computers

Betty Holbertson

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

Kathleen (McNulty) Antonelli

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

Jean Bartik

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Bartik
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/jean-bartik-untold-story-of-remarkable.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buAYHonF968

Frances (Bilas) Spence

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

Ruth (Lichterman) Teitlebaum

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

Marily (Wescoff) Meltzer

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

ENIAC Programmers Project

http://eniacprogrammers.org/

Adele Goldstine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele_Goldstine
http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/comphist/46eniac-report/

Jean Bartik and the ENIAC Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPweFhhXFvY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsirYCAocZk

Pioneer Programmer: Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer that Changed the World

Her autobiography was written to encourage girls and women to consider science and technology careers. The Truman State links to a version for grades 4-6.
http://investinginkids.net/2013/11/09/pioneer-programmer-jean-jennings-bartik-and-the-computer-that-changed-the-world/
http://tsup.truman.edu/item.asp?itemId=508

Computer Pioneers (1935 to 1945)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qundvme1Tik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsirYCAocZk

Women in Programming

http://seidenberg.pace.edu/wic/women-in-programming.html