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  • Blog Post: New Digital Literacy course teaches coding basics with TouchDevelop

      “ Build Your First App ” – a free two-hour eCourse – launched today at www.microsoft.com/digitalliteracy this is  the newest addition to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The course is a collaboration among Microsoft Learning experiences, Microsoft Research, and Microsoft YouthSpark...
  • Blog Post: Computer Science “touching” on the Hour of Code

    So last week I took part in the hour code to teach computer science basics to every student, CSEdWeek is a an event which runs from December 9 to 15. Code.org , a new non-profit organization, initiated one of CSEdWeek’s prime events: the “Hour of Code.” The event aimed to introduce 10 million students...
  • Blog Post: Touch Develop Inspiring the next generation to code - Scheme Of Work for GCSE

    In 2012 the Computing in Schools project looked at the current provision of education in Computing in UK schools, the Royal Society report was informed by evidence gathered from individuals and organisations with an interest in computing. Key points of the report include: The current delivery of Computing...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop.com Create Apps and Games Anywhere on all devices

    Do you remember this? Well now you can do much more… on any device which supports Html5   So what is Touchdevelop.com •Create apps on mobile devices for mobile devices •Create and run apps instantly on any HTML5 enabled device (PC, Laptop, Phone, Tablet) •Requires HTML5 Web browsers (IE10, Chrome...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Touch Develop is looking for adventurous Windows Phone 8 mobile app creators.

    Do you have a device running the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system? Are you a fan of the TouchDevelop app that enables you to create apps directly ON your mobile device? Do you love to try out the latest apps, and give feedback about what you like or wish to see improved? Then our beta...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go Book Released

    Microsoft Research Connections announced the release of the book, TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go , available in print form, as an e-book, and on the web. TouchDevelop has reached new heights as the only programming environment on mobile touch devices that creates apps directly for the Windows Marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Scottish Universities Game Jam

       On the 3rd 4th and 5th of April, The Windows Games Ambassadors hosted the Scottish Universities Jam at the University of West of Scotland ‘UWS’ in Glasgow. The event was an intense weekend of game development based on Windows 8 games with a focus on students developing a portfolio of Windows...
  • Blog Post: IEEE Hosting TouchDevelop Webinar

    TouchDevelop Web App Webinar Hosted by IEEE CS Society The age of keyboards and mice is coming to an end, touch is the new way to interact with computing devices. But can you write code by using touch? With TouchDevelop you can! You can now develop useful software for your touch-enabled devices while...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 TouchDevelop Appathon and BETT Show 2013

    Before Christmas a number of UK Academics took part in 3 virtual university sessions on TouchDevelop with Peli de Halleux from Microsoft Research in USA. 3 UK academics were selected from the 50 or so educators from around Europe who took part, to go to London for a final 24 hour appathon .  TouchDevelop...
  • Blog Post: Educators TouchDevelop Hackathon 28th and 29th of Jan 2013

      Microsoft Partners in Learning have brought together some of the most inspirational teachers for a dedicated TouchDevelop hackathon. The educators who are all part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network recently took part in 3 Virtual Universities course based around the TouchDevelop platform...
  • Blog Post: Mobile App Programming for Everyone with TouchDevelop NEW CURRICULA PACK

      New curricula available Learn programming on the go with TouchDevelop ! In this short course, you will learn how to write mobile apps directly from your web browser. With its simple language, touch-friendly interface and cloud-connected environment, TouchDevelop is a great place to get started...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript and real life examples

    Over the Christmas break I had a few emails asking me about TypeScript http://www.typescriptlang.org/ the JavaScript extension invented by Anders Hejlsberg. So what is TypeScript? TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop – Making apps for mobile devices on mobile devices

    Guest blog by David Renton , Extended Lecturer in Computing, Reid Kerr College in Paisley, Scotland   I recently took part in a Microsoft Partners in Learning Virtual University series on TouchDevelop delivered by Jonathan 'Peli' de Halleux who works for Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA . The series...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop: A touch-first IDE for the Web created with TypeScript

    Last week a student at the University of York asked me about my views on typescript. So what is Typescript Typescript is a new JavaScript development environment, its been designed to help developers write more complex apps with the popular scripting language. TypeScript is free, open source and compiles...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop Web App Preview at touchdevelop.com/app runs on Windows, iOS, Android

    New feature now available in Microsoft TouchDevelop, the mobile programming environment. TouchDevelop Web App Preview at touchdevelop.com/app runs on PCs with Internet Explorer 10 or the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox Microsoft Surface and other devices running Windows RT iPad 2 or later (including...
  • Blog Post: Touch Develop Programming directly on Windows Phone

    Touchdevelop is an ideal teaching tools for schools, touch develop allows you to program a Windows Phone directly.  You do not need a separate PC. Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. Any TouchDevelop user can install, run, edit, and publish scripts. You can share your scripts...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop developing directly on a smartphone

      TouchDevelop is a novel software development environment that lets users write programs for Windows Phone directly on a smartphone, without the need of a separate PC. The Windows Phone app can be used in the classroom—along with accompanying videos, a book, and slides—to teach programming concepts...
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