TNWiki Article Spotlight: Small Basic Portal


Wiki: Small Basic Portal

This article is a portal that categorically lists all the Small Basic articles that are on TechNet Wiki. Please add more Wiki articles about Small Basic here:

Wiki: Small Basic Portal

 

Before we unravel this article, did you know that Small Basic is the perfect tool for kids to learn how to program? It used to be that a dad would put his tweenager down in front of Visual Basic, they'd scratch their head and run off.

But now we have Kodu for the little ones (my Four year old daughter is learning it; I'm starting my Three year old on developing some basic mouse and click skills in Purble Place and Paint). And then I'll start my 7 and 8 year old daughters on Small Basic soon (they're progressing through Kodu quickly).

I made this blog post that gives 47 testimonies of kids, age 8-13, who have used and learned programming on Small Basic (my kids aren't even on this list yet): http://blogs.msdn.com/b/smallbasic/archive/2012/10/25/small-basic-elementary-student-testimonials.aspx

Now, we'll take a snapshot in time of the goodness you can currently find on this portal…

Getting Started

Overview

Advanced Tips

Extensions

How To

Samples

Troubleshooting and Known Issues

 

And then also check out all the other portals on this page:

  

And make sure you go here for all the latest Small Basic articles: Wiki: Small Basic Portal

 

In the portal article comments, I think Jibba Jabba sums up my thoughts about this article as well:

– "Awesome"

 

Have a great Wikiweek

  – Ninja Ed

Comments (7)

  1. Durval Ramos says:

    Amazing the amount of articles about Small Basic. In soon, the Small Basic not will be “small” so.

  2. Excellent post with great Ed materials. one of these will be issued shortly in the Wiki Ninjas Brazil. Thank you.

  3. Durval, that’s right! Small Basic is perfect for kids to learn! It used to be that a dad would put his tweenager down in front of Visual Basic, they’d scratch their head and run off. But now we have Kodu for the little ones (my Four year old is learning it; I’m starting my Three year old on basic mouse and click skills in Purble Place and Paint). And then I’ll start my 7 and 8 year old on Small Basic soon. I made this blog post that gives 47 testimonies of kids, age 8-13, who have used and learned programming on Small Basic (my kids aren’t even on there yet): http://blogs.msdn.com/b/smallbasic/archive/2012/10/25/small-basic-elementary-student-testimonials.aspx

  4. I think this subject of kids learning Small Basic is important, so I’m adding it into the blog post.

  5. Hezequias, that’s great! I’d love to get Small Basic content out to Brazil more! Small Basic is translated in 20 languages, including both Portuguese dialects. Nonki made this Wiki article to list the languages: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19736.small-basic-supported-languages.aspx

  6. I also added in the comment from Jibba Jabba (in the Small Basic Portal article) to the bottom of this blog post.