Today I updated this article to include links to 8 Small Basic curriculum-style books!
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Learn all about Small Basic by using the free curriculum. With the curriculum, you can learn about Small Basic in separate lessons - just like you would in a classroom. You can download the curriculum, which includes PowerPoint decks to teach from. As a teacher or as a student learning Small Basic on your own, the curriculum will guide you step by step.
Here are the individual lessons:
- Lesson 1.1: Introduction
- Lesson 1.2: Statements, Properties, and Operations
- Lesson 1.3: Variables
- Lesson 1.4: Conditions and Loops
- Lesson 1.5: Branching and Subroutines
- Lesson 2.1: Graphics Window
- Lesson 2.2: Turtle Graphics
- Lesson 2.3: Exploring Shapes
- Lesson 2.4: Sound, Program, and Text Objects
- Lesson 2.5: Clock, Desktop, and Dictionary Objects
- Lesson 2.6: Flickr, ImageList, and Network Objects
- Lesson 3.1: File Input and Output
- Lesson 3.2: Stacks and Arrays
- Lesson 3.3: The Math Object
- Lesson 3.4: Events and Interactivity
- Lesson 3.5: The Controls Object
- Lesson 3.6: Debugging Aids
- Lesson 4.1: Playing with Shapes
- Lesson 4.2: Responding to Events
- Lesson 4.3: Collision Detection
- Lesson 4.4: Advanced Games
- Lesson 5: Sharing Code
- Lesson 6: Graduating to Microsoft Visual Basic
- Show What You Know Answer Key
In addition to the above resources, you can also find 8 great curriculum-style books from Kidware Software publishing.
Books with sample chapters here, on TechNet Wiki:
- The Developer's Reference Guide to Small Basic (on the Kidware site)
- Beginning Microsoft Small Basic (on Kidware site) - (1st Semester)
- Basic Computer Games - Small Basic Edition (on Kidware)
If you do not have Microsoft Office PowerPoint on your computer, you can view the curriculum by installing the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer at no cost:
- Download the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
Thank you for checking out Small Basic!
- Ninja Ed