Cool Tools for Programming Class

Here’s a great list of Microsoft Products and Projects that support students learning Code!

Which Microsoft Tools/Technology teams would you like to connect with?  Please add yours in the comments below!

Visual Studio – https://www.visualstudio.com  Classic Development IDE!

Small Basic – http://smallbasic.com Love this IDE for an intermediary between drag and drop and VS!  Ed Price, PM on this product has been wonderful!  Share games and more!

Touch Develop – https://www.touchdevelop.com   New platform designed for Phones and tablets, with some fune tutorials!

Kodu – http://www.kodugamelab.com  XBox Controllers and Beautiful Landscapes for hours of learning and fun!

Project Spark – http://projectspark.com  A visual spectacle of fantasy world, that, unfortunately was close before it’s time.  😦

Minecraft Development  http://www.minecraft.edu  Microsoft is completely revamping the Minecraft ecosystem since it’s purchase of Mojang.

BBC micro:bit – http://www.microbit.co.uk/  A fun, compact development board, developed in the UK – available in the US soon.  Check out the site – some great project ideas you can design and build without

Code Hunt – https://www.codehunt.com

Class Dashboard – https://cd.microsoft.com

Dafny – http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/dafny

F* – https://fstar-lang.org

Lean – http://leanprover.net/

Office Mix – https://mix.office.com

Snip – https://mix.office.com/en-us/snip

Other, please specify:

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – http://www.ev3basic.com

XNA, MonoGame, & Kinect – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23714

Maker.jshttp://aka.ms/makerjs
Which Microsoft Training Programs & Services teams would you like to connect with?

Microsoft in Education – http://www.microsoft.com/education

TEALS – http://www.tealsk12.org

YouthSpark – http://youthspark.com

Imagine – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/imagine/imagine-home.aspx

Imagine Cup – https://www.imaginecup.com/

Women Engineers at www.EngineerGirl.org

DigiGirlz – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz/default.aspx

DreamSpark – https://www.dreamspark.com/

Microsoft Student Partners – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftstudentpartners.aspx

Learn to Code – http://aka.ms/learn2code

IT Academy – https://itacademy.microsoft.com

Other, please specify:

CCGA (Creative Coding through Games and Apps) curriculum – http://aka.ms/creativecodingeval

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