October 2014 News Wire
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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of September 2014. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.
Epic Makes Unreal Engine 4 Free for Schools
Learn to code on the Raspberry Pi with Wyliodrin
1833 Meteor Storm Started Citizen Science
The women of ENIAC
How Memorizing "$19.05" Can Help You Outsmart the MTA
Is Twitter Bad For Language? Statistical Analysis Says No
Microsoft Research Shows Off "DeLorean," Its Tech For Building A Lag-Free Cloud Gaming Service
Were Modern Ideas"”and the American Revolution"”Born on Ships at Sea?
What Hackers Know About You
How to Behave in School (1595)
Japanese Company Plans Space Elevator by 2050
The Population of the Internet, in One Map
How to Understand Your Computer
How Algorithms Make Systems Smart
Also In The October 2014 Issue
Andrew Mills Talks about Bits & Bytes and How to Design Games
Andrew created Bits & Bytes, a fun card game to teach kids computing skills: logic, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Tim Kropp Talks About Creating Games for Kids
Tim describes how he created his game company, Glide Games, and with his young son created two video games, Elevator Adventures and Subway Adventures.
Lo Shu Magic Squares Puzzle
A 4,000 year old Chinese magic squares puzzle is both fun and a way to learn basic problem solving skills. Plus turtles.
History of Video Games
Can you name the first video game? The first game likely was Tennis for Two in 1958 but it could be Space Wars! in 1962 or other games. It's complicated.
Playing Harvest Moon in Japanese
The story of an English-speaking person learning a little Japanese by playing the latest Harvest Moon game, Connect to a New World, in original Japanese.
Wendy Norman and Skype in the classroom
Wendy Norman, the Director of Social Good at Microsoft, talks about the history and features of the Skype in the classroom service for teachers.
You can use the concepts of game play to turn almost any task or information into a game. Assuming you can define game play.
Maker Faire NY 2014
The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth turned out to be tons of fun for kids and parents, plus a place to wander and find new technology. Links and video.
We need storytelling. Otherwise, life just goes on and on like the number Pi.
October 2014 Learn More Links
Links from the bottom of all the October 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
This language lets you modify the Skyrim game to learn game coding plus have fun adding objects and functionality to the game.
October 2014 News Wire
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of September 2014.
Unity, PyGame, GamePress
Three game creation software tools you can use to create games. Includes a brief description and lots of links to these and other game creation tools.