The Map of Computer Science is a YouTube animation that presents a survey of computer science—from the work of Alan Turing to augmented reality. In the short animated video, a YouTube educator, who is also a physicist and science writer, defines the computer according to its basic binary function of “just flipping zeros and ones.” He begins his condensed history of computer science with tragic genius Alan Turing of Turing Test and Bletchley Park code-breaking fame. A poster of the Map of Computer Science is available for $12.90.
SAM Space Education is a programming app for iOS that teaches students how to apply computational thinking to design algorithms and programs. It can be paired with hardware SAM Blocks that feature buttons, DC motors, LED lights, sliders, buzzers, and more.
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The Scratch team in the MIT Media Lab is gearing up to release a new version of Scratch designed to work on mobile devices. The team is also working on a way to integrate the physical world with Scratch using what they’re currently calling a “Scratch Pad.”