This straightforward software-development tool offers resources to teach kids to program in the Lua programming language. Tweens and teens familiar with programming can pick up Lua fairly quickly and start writing their own programs, such as games or other graphics.
The Hackety Hack downloadable application and corresponding website are a great way for kids to pick up programming basics. They can read about programming languages, test simple examples using the application, and then extend their knowledge by trying to create their own simple programs.
Kids will enjoy creating stellar websites with drag-and-drop ease, selecting themes, placing photos, and adding text. Weebly's sites depend on creative minds for content, with social networking built into most, so kids also can publish and promote their sites.