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The many available options can lead to confusion, particularly for beginners, parents, and teachers without a strong technical background.Different items in the above list are best suited to students of different ages with different backgrounds.

In this collection, I will attempt to provide the information needed to helpbeginners, parents, and teachers alike sort through the options in order to navigate apath that makes sense for each particular beginner.

Although my recommendation may change over time as new tools and resources become available, as of May 2013, my recommended path is as follows:

  1. Begin with Scratch 2.0 . You can read more about Scratch and some of the other items on my recommended path in thesections that follow. By the time that you finish with Scratch, you should be able to create programs to solve the Blockly maze puzzles . They will test your knowledge of certain aspects of programming logic.
  2. When you are comfortable with Scratch, complete the following free online course: Codecademy JavaScript . If you are really ambitious, you might also want to complete Codecademy Ruby .
  3. Once you complete the Codecademy JavaScript course, take a temporary departure from programming and learn about another form of coding by completing the following free online course: Codecademy Web Fundamentals .
  4. At this point, you will need to graduate into the use of a compiled type-sensitive programming language. My recommendation is to complete all ofthe Programming Fundamentals modules at Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java .
  5. Next you should take a look at the Objects First module at Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java .
  6. Following that, you should study the modules in ITSE 2321 , ITSE 2317 , GAME 2302 , and Anatomy of a Game Engine at Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java .

There are many other resources in the above list that are worth pursuing. However, once you reach the end of this recommended path , you will be sufficiently wellinformed that you will no longer need my recommendations to help you chart your path forward.

Programming knowledge requirements

Several years ago, I extracted information from various Texas State documents in an attempt to get a handle on the minimum level of programming knowledge thatis required for students to graduate from a Texas high school with one or more courses in computer science. By organizingthat material, I came up with the list in Appendix A as the minimum list of items that must be understood by the graduating student.

Won't cover the first three items

I probably won't attempt to cover the first three items in the list in Appendix A . Instead, I will recommend that you go on the web or go to a used bookstore to purchaseand then study the first few chapters of any one of hundreds of textbooks on programming fundamentals that have been published in the past twenty years that cover those items. Thatmaterial hasn't changed much in twenty years so it doesn't need to be a new textbook. Furthermore, that material is generally independent of the programminglanguage being used, so it doesn't even need to be a textbook for a specific programming language.

Questions & Answers

how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
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it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
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what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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are you nano engineer ?
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
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types of nano material
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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
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what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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what is nano technology
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what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
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