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Kodu Imagine Cup - Create Games and Win Prizes
Microsofts Kodu is a free, Windows-based program for creating #games without writing code. The drag+drop interface uses if/then scenarios to design a rich gaming experience. Kodu users create settings, specify roles for characters, and place characters in their games. Finally, students program what players can and cannot do in their games. Microsoft is hosting a new Imagine Cup contest for kids ages 9-18. Entrants design games that explore the relationship between water and people.
Free Educational Resource: Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is a free online educational resource with a mission to provide a world class education to any person who desires one. There are over 3,600 videos covering a wide range of topics from Kindergarten to college level skills. The tutorials are self-paced and they are all free of charge.