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  • Blog Post: A Brief History of BASIC

    The BASIC language was developed in the early 1960's at Dartmouth College as a device for teaching programming to “ordinary” people. There is a reason it’s called BASIC: B (Beginner's) A (All-Purpose) S (Symbolic) I (Instruction) C (Code) When time-sharing systems were introduced...
  • Blog Post: Beginning Microsoft Small Basic - Review by "Courtney Six"

    It's time for a guest blogger! Today's guest blogger is Leah (and her 12-year-old son, Charles) from Courtney Six ! One of the best things I'm finding about being a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew this year is that I sometimes discover these gems of curriculum that I probably wouldn't have...
  • Blog Post: Beginning Microsoft Small Basic - Review by "There's More 2 Les"

    It's time for a guest blogger! Today's guest blogger is Leslie (and her 13-year-old son, Captain C) from There's More 2 Les ! Those that know me know that I am a computer geek. I love them. We have more computers around our house than I care to admit...and most of them work even...
  • Blog Post: How to Download and Install Small Basic

    Today, we have a special guest blogger, Philip Conrod ! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of "Beginning Microsoft Small Basic" . You can find their books and other materials...
  • Blog Post: Beginning Microsoft Small Basic - Review by "KGB That's Me!"

    It's time for a guest blogger! Today's guest blogger is Kelly (and her 13-year-old son, Hayden) from KGB That's Me! My 13-year old son, Hayden, was given a chance to review this fun course called Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Computer Science for Kids . WHAT IS IT?: Beginning...
  • Blog Post: Beginning Microsoft Small Basic - Review by "Royal Little Lambs"

    Today we have a guest blogger! It's Jennifer (and her 12-year-old daughter, Liz) from Royal Little Lambs . Liz reviewed Computer Science for Kids and very much enjoyed learning Beginning Microsoft Small Basic . There are 11 lessons. They range from 22-109 pages...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic E-Books

    Learn more about Small Basic and find detailed samples by reading sample chapters from one of three e-books that we are providing to you at no cost. If you like using the e-book format, we have links on each page to where you can purchase the complete e-book. The Developer's Reference...
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