Learning Resources to Complement Your POD:

 

Programming:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 Professional Editions are available free for students to download at Microsoft Dreamspark.

Khan Academy Computer Science:

http://www.khanacademy.org/cs

Codeacademy:

http://www.codecademy.com

Code Monster:

http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster

Typescript:

http://www.typescriptlang.org/

Code Avengers:

http://www.codeavengers.com/about.html

New Boston Education Computer Programming Video Tutorials

http://thenewboston.org/tutorials.php

 

Microsoft Windows 8 Development:

Check out the students quick start guide:

Download the PDF Here

 

Microsoft Visual Studio:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 Professional Editions are available free for students to download at Microsoft Dreamspark.

C# Tutorials:

InformIT Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/C-Sharp-Fundamentals-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners

Recommended Books:

Programming C# 4.0 - O'Reilly Media

Making Apps In Microsoft Visual Studio:

App Development via Microsoft App Hub

Making Games In Microsoft Visual Studio:

Games Development via Microsoft App Hub

HTML5 Platformer: the complete port of the XNA game to <canvas> with EaselJS By David Rousset:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davrous/archive/2011/09/09/html5-platformer-the-complete-port-of-the-xna-game-to-lt-canvas-gt-with-easeljs.aspx

Everything SQL Server Compact by ErikEJ

http://erikej.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/windows-phone-sql-server-compact.html

 

Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Ultimate:

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Ultimate is available free for students to download at Microsoft Dreamspark.

Expression Blend Tutorials:

http://www.microsoft.com/expression/resources/BlendTraining/Day.aspx?day=1

 

Microsoft Virtual Academy:

"Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition."

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/Home.aspx

 

Microsoft ASP.NET:

Tutorials for ASP.NET MV3 with Entity Framework Code First paradigm:

http://www.asp.net/mvc/tutorials/getting-started-with-aspnet-mvc3/getting-started-with-mvc3-part1-cs

 

Microsoft Windows Phone:

Base Game Tower Defense for Windows Phone:

http://scripttd.codeplex.com/

Adding Physics to Your Windows Phone Game:

http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Windows-Phone-7-XNA-and-Farseer-Physics-And-source-and-a-game-and

Creating a simple Angry Avian Clone for WP7:

http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Creating-a-simple-Angry-Avian-ie-Birds-Clone-for-WP7-all-in-Expression-and-no-code-Tutorial?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Windows Phone, Physics and Pirates by Greg Duncan:

http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/The-3-Ps-Windows-Phone-Physics-and-Pirates?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Windows Phone Development:

http://www.windowsphonegeek.com/Resources

Metro Studio by Sync Fusion:

http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/metrostudio?utm_source=SiteVisitors

Syncfusion Metro Studio is a collection of over 600 Metro-style icon templates that can be easily customized to create thousands of unique Metro icons using an intuitive customization tool. Metro Studio is the only icon collection that you will ever need for building Metro-style applications.

 

Game Engines:

Unity 3D

Unity integrates with Visual Studio.

Unity Basics, Tutorials, Reference Materials and Videos:

http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/

Unity Video Tutorials By Ryan From North Ridge Digital:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt36g8LJS9I&feature=plcp

 

Learn to Design with Autodesk:

With Autodesk's Digital Steam Workshop, your students can learn how to use Maya, AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor at their own pace. All the lesson plans are done for you!

For the Maya tutorials:  http://curriculum.autodesk.com/student/public/level1/digital/software_id/3/category_id/

A link from Colin: http://download.autodesk.com/us/maya/Maya2012_Getting_Started/index.html Thanks Colin! smile

New Boston Education 3D Modeling Video Tutorials

http://thenewboston.org/tutorials.php

 

Art/Drawing:

Feng Zhu Design.  Thanks for the link, Joe!

http://artbyfeng.com/tutorials.htm

 

3D Modeling:

Blender Tutorials.  Thanks for the link, David!


http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/content.php?223

3DSMax Tutorials:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1DC5F84E27839BAA&feature=mh_lolz

Last modified: Monday, 11 February 2013, 09:54 PM