Age: 6 - 18
Resource type: application, tool
Context: compulsory education, higher education, vocational education
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Supported by: Microsoft
In the Microsoft TouchDevelop application users can create and distribute interactive tutorials where they get help from the system to create a particular script. The tutorials are easy to create and they do not require any experience in programming. They run through a html5 browser, and students can program simple scripts by tapping on the screen.
There is a variety of tutorials to create: featured, games, beginners, social apps, algorithms, Arduino, hardware, code hunt. Any TouchDevelop user can install, run, edit, and publish scripts. Users can share their scripts with the community by publishing them on the so-called script market or by submitting them as an app to the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store.
Other educational Microsoft resources which will help students to be confident users of Microsoft Office programs and applications available with the Windows operation system can be found in the Practices Gallery.