Below is a series of tutorials I have created for TouchDevelop to support the UK hour of code. These easy to use step-by-step tutorials are designed to introduce students and teachers to coding and range from beginner (no programming experience) to advanced.
What is TouchDevelop?
TouchDevelop is an online app creation tool from Microsoft Research. Originally designed to develop Windows Phone 7 apps, the TouchDevelop Web App now allows you to develop Windows Store apps suitable for Windows 8 touch screen devices and runs on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, Linux. There is also a dedicated TouchDevelop app on the Windows Phone 8.
TouchDevelop Turtle Tutorial
Alternatively, you could also try the official TouchDevelop turtle tutorial: touchdevelop.com/app/beta#hub:new:turtle
KS3 / KS4
Find more challenges and tutorials at: touchdevelop.weebly.com
Hungry for more?
If these tutorials have wet your appetite and you want to learn more! Why not sign up for UK hour of code (running between the 3rd and 9th March 2014). Through fun tutorials and lesson plans, Hour of code plans to be the biggest ever national initiative to get students, teachers and parents learning to code in just sixty minutes. Hour of Code has already been extremely successful in the United States with more than 15 million participants. Register for the UK hour of code here: http://uk.code.org
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