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Kids Can Program Issue Date: 12-06-2015

Cool Spots imageDo you think computer programming and animation are just for grown-ups? Scratch is a free program from the MIT Media Lab, scratch.mit.edu, to teach kids how to create original games, stories and animations. If you can imagine it, you can build it with Scratch. You’ll need a parent’s permission and an email address. When you log in, select Learn How to Make a Project in Scratch. Animate the character provided, or choose from the library’s characters, called sprites. In Starter Projects, you will learn to build Games and create Interactive Art, Music and Dance videos. Click the question mark for All Tips about adding effects and your own features to your project.

Visit: http://scratch.mit.edu
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Learn a New Skill Issue Date: 09-13-2015

Cool Spots imageAre you up for a challenge? Visit Do It Yourself, diy.org, a safe space where kids can go to learn new skills and share what they’ve created with their peers. Choose a topic in Skills to get started. Discover the magic behind the movies in Animator. Or Build a Digital 3D Model using software like Sketchup, in Architect. Make a Treasure Map in Cartographer, where Alex will teach you how to find nearby geocaches. Upload your completed projects and earn patches. Trends and Staff Picks will inspire you in Explore. All you have to do is try, and you’ll be surprised at the things you are capable of!

Visit: http://diy.org
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Curious Kids Issue Date: 12-07-2014

Cool Spots imageHave you always been curious about a variety of topics? Cool Kid Facts, coolkidfacts.com, has videos and interesting facts about subjects such as geography, history, science and animals. For instance, did you know that there are only 1,000 pandas left in the world today? Did you know that Greek is the oldest spoken language in Europe? Read all about it and take a quiz in Ancient Greece. You have probably always thought that the Earth is round and that there are exactly 24 hours in a day, right? Well, visit The Earth to find out some information that may shock even your teachers!

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Flying Machine Issue Date: 10-05-2014

Cool Spots imageThe Smithsonian introduces you to the Wright Brothers, airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/, the inventors who designed and built the first flying machine. Discover what they were like in Who Were Wilbur & Orville? The brothers were inspired by birds, believing that human flight was possible. Inventing a Flying Machine describes the amazing journey they took on the way to their goal, changing travel forever. In Interactive Experiments, check out Music in the Air and listen to some of the music that defined the Aerial Age.

Visit: http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/
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E-Learning for Kids Issue Date: 09-14-2014

Cool Spots imageBrush up on your Computer Skills at E-Learning e-learningforkids.org/computer-skills. You probably took a computer class in your early grades. Become a master typist with Keyboarding Skills, choosing from five Modules for extra practice. Microsoft PowerPoint creates presentations that will help you ace any project. Do you use the Internet for research, to play games, chat with friends or send email? Check out Safe Internet Usage to learn how to stay safe online. Learn what to watch out for to protect yourself and your information.

Visit: http://e-learningforkids.org/computer-skills
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