Coding. Coding. Coding. We’ve been hearing just how important coding is to our students. Over the past few weeks, I’ve come across a few very cool resources for both students and teachers. Have anything to add, leave it in the comments!
The simplest HTML & CSS editor in your browser with instant previews, for those teaching and learning how to code.
More people are starting to learn how to code via Youtube tutorials and online courses. Unfortunately, most of these tutorials still show instructors switching between their notepad, browser & refresh button.
CODECAST is a FREE and user-friendly coding playground that helps instructors record better tutorials. Instead of switching between your notepad and browser, CODECAST let’s you code and in real-time see the output. No switching between windows or hitting your refresh button. Just code and get instant feedback.
CODECAST is a playground for both instructors and students to play around with HTML & CSS code, without the unnecessary hassle. Give it a try, use it for your next screencast. You don’t have to sign up. Just hit the launch button and you’re good to go.
From their site:
The software that my daughter’s teacher suggested turned out to be an ad-cluttered website that combined several images into an animated GIF. Not exactly the best tool for learning and creating real animation …
That’s how the idea for Animatron was born: a powerful and user-friendly website that allows you to animate right in your browser and collaborate with your friends or colleagues in real time. JetBrains (a company that makes the world’s best developer tools!) liked the idea so much that they funded the project and supported us in many other ways!
Now, a few years later, Animatron has grown into a company of 15 awesome people working hard on redefining the world of animation software by building an entirely new way to create animated and interactive content for the modern web.
Achieve mastery through challenge. Improve your skills by training with others on real code challenges. Codewars is a collective effort by its users. They are creators – authoring kata to teach various techniques, solving kata with solutions that enlighten others, and commenting with constructive feedback. The leaders among them moderate the content and community.
Here’s why you should join our open source community right now:
- You’ll get help in real time from our community chat rooms.
- You’ll meet up with other coders in your city.
- You’ll learn to code at your own pace, in your browser or on your phone.
- You’ll work through our focused, interactive courses and tutorials.
- You’ll build projects that help nonprofits carry out their missions more effectively.
- You’ll assemble a portfolio of real apps used by real people.
Learning to code on your own is not always fun. It’s time consuming, difficult to stay motivated, and lonely. To top it all off, you usually don’t even know if you’re learning the right stuff, whether the goal is to build the website you want, start a startup, or get a job as a web developer.
The Odin Project is one of those “What I wish I had when I was learning” resources. Not everyone has access to a computer science education or the funds to attend an intensive coding school and neither of those is right for everyone anyway. This project is designed to fill in the gap for people who are trying to hack it on their own but still want a high quality education.