Computer Coding for Kids

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241010438

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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A simple visual guide to get kids computer coding in no time Computer coding is firmly back on the agenda as a key skill for children to start learning. Computer Coding for Kids is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids interested in computer programming and how computers work. Now available with exciting read-along feature allowing you to follow the voice and words on the screen. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs starting with the very basics. Computer Coding for Kids is the only programming book that teaches both Scratch and Python programming languages, with illustrated, simple, step-by-step explanations that make the complex art of computer programming clear for the complete beginner. Starting with simple explanations of programming basics, it progresses to more advanced projects where children can build their own games. Computer Coding for Kids is ideal for kids looking to take your first steps into programming or those that are already interested and hungry to learn more.
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Coding For Kids

Kids can code! For everyone 4+

Author: Zafer Demirkol

Publisher: Pusula

ISBN: 6052359579

Category: Education

Page: 169

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An easy way to teach kids programming with guidance of teachers and parents. Our children carry far more immense mental abilities than we think. Just to reveal and explore them, we need to know the tools and methodologies. "I had been observing some inspiring attempts that are aiming to teach programming to children. However the thought of “I am a father and why doesn’t my son learn programming?” endorsed my soul. Initially, I would think that it was early for him. But on what circumstances? We are discussing the children who catch tens of movements in the games and make decisions (I have to admit I cannot do that) in split of a second over a TabletPC in their hands. It wasn’t early for him, it was late indeed. My child could have started learning programming because they had that mental capability. The missing piece in the puzzle is to introduce the appropriate tools with them. First of all, call it as programming, coding or whatever, it is one of the best application methods of mathematics. Just like application of real life. It is the life itself. Whether you like or not, math is a part of your life. Even the sentence of “Can I buy a kilogram of apple?” includes math. Programming is a way of application of math and it is one of the best ones. Because, it includes, problem solving, thinking with multi-dimensions, observing and testing results, getting excited and loving your creation, being proud once you complete; devoting for better, organizing your work, putting your best for your best… In a nutshell it includes many things among life. In other words, just like maths, programming is also an essential part of the life. While we are making a plan for a vacation, we are making a program and utilizing programming algorithms for our journey. While we are organizing a wedding event, we would be using a programming algorithm set. During studying to an exam, we are using a likely approach for programming; just like the moments of planning a meeting with a friend, driving the marketing for a product and within all the planning of a meal; and we apply those approaches to our life. The lack we don’t do is to convert those approaches into programming. If we plan well, we enjoy a beautiful vacation, a happy wedding, a good get-together with a friend, we achieve highs sales with a good marketing plan, a successful exam result. That is what programming is. Programming defines how we manage our life. It is a part of our daily life. Whether we like it or not. Even if we are not making professional coding (programming), we are making programming in our professions and think like a programmer. If you are a good programmer, your program consumes less resource and you become successful in what your business. In a nutshell, programming is not an optional occurrence, in life it is the life itself. We all make programming but we create their codes differently. The biggest achievement in teaching children about how programming is done, is to enable them figure those type of life skills and background with fun and swiftness. Pushing aside all the coding techniques, contemplating over the programming and solution ways for the programming is a practice of programming and we benefit from it in every part of the life. The rest is the technicality to convert them into codes. There are so many programming languages to do that and all we have to do is to learn the syntax. Thinking all the possibilities and alternates and figuring out the most efficient is a practice of life just like in programming. I decided to channel my 30 year know-how and expertise into teaching children how to program. For that objective “Where shall we start?”, “How can we make it lovable?”, “What tools should we use to teach and practice the programming?” “How old should we make it start?” “What is the best methodology?” I chased the answers of questions like the ones above. While experimenting on that, my son helped me a lot. I noticed his approach and comments. I observed the other children’s approach. With an honest wish to motivate and help all the children, teachers and parents… 1. Computers 2. A Brief Overview to Blockly Platform 3. A Brief Overview to Scratch Platform 4. Algorithms 5. Loops 6. Conditional Clauses 7. Functions and Procedures 8. Creating Shapes and Graphics 9. Variables 10. Lists and Arrays 11. Objects – Object Oriented Programming
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Coding for Minecrafters

Unofficial Adventures for Kids Learning Computer Code

Author: Ian Garland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 151074004X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Learn to Code while Adventuring through the Overworld! This fun and educational activity book Introduces kids to the world of coding through the Minecraft world they love. Colorfully illustrated characters and themes from their favorite video game bring the excitement of coding to life, while easy-to-follow screenshots guide them through activities. With adventures that include design, music, animation, gaming, and more, learners will discover tons of ways coding connects to other activities they love and how far a little imagination and invention can take them…to The End and beyond! Minecrafting-themed characters help kids become master coders Kid-friendly concepts and steps designed specifically for ages 8-12 Great games, mods, experiments, and more teach computational thinking—how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems Whether brand-new to coding or looking for more hands-on learning, Coding for Minecrafters helps young coders advance in technology education by leaps and bounds—and have fun doing it!
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Coding For Kids For Dummies

Author: Camille McCue, Ph.D

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 1119555167

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

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A guide for kids who want to learn coding Coding is quickly becoming an essential academic skill, right up there with reading, writing, and arithmetic. This book is an ideal way for young learners ages 8-13 who want more coding knowledge than you can learn in an hour, a day, or a week. Written by a classroom instructor with over a decade of experience teaching technology skills to kids as young as five, this book teaches the steps and logic needed to write code, solve problems, and create fun games and animations using projects based in Scratch and JavaScript. This 2nd Edition is fully updated to no longer require any limited-time software downloads to complete the projects. Learn the unique logic behind writing computer code Use simple coding tools ideal for teaching kids and beginners Build games and animations you can show off to friends Add motion and interactivity to your projects Whether you’re a kid ready to make fun things using technology or a parent, teacher, or mentor looking to introduce coding in an eager child’s life, this fun book makes getting started with coding fun and easy!
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Computer Programming for Kids with Scratch 2.0

Author: Craig Whitmore

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312296593

Category: Computers

Page: 58

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Are you teaching computer programming to students? This is a quarter-length curriculum to help classroom teachers teach the Scratch programming language. It contains 30 full-color, student-tested tutorials (beginning, intermediate, and advanced), including making games like Pong, Asteroids, Pac-Man, an additional "retro game," an original game, and two real-world challenge programs. Teachers who purchase either the ebook or paperback can make a class set for their students to use. Scratch is a free programming application developed by the MIT Media Lab and is available at http: //scratch.mit.edu
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Coding for Kids - Python

Learn to Code with 50 Awesome Games and Activities

Author: Adrienne B. Tacke

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781641521758

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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Learning Python just got fun for kids! Learning to code is just like playing a new sport or practicing an instrument--just get started! From the basic building blocks of programming to creating your very own code, this book teaches essential Python skills to kids ages 10 and up with 50 fun and engaging activities. Master fundamental functions, create code blocks, and draw and move shapes with the turtle module--these interactive lessons offer step-by-step guidance to make computer programming entertaining to future coders. You can even see the results of your coding in real time! With helpful hacks and screenshots for guidance, the only question that Coding for Kids: Python leaves unanswered is: what will you build next? Coding for Kids: Python includes: Game-based learning--Kids study coding concepts by putting them into practice with 50 innovative exercises. Creative projects-- Coding for Kids: Python encourages kids to think independently, modify code, and express their creativity with every lesson. Easy-to-follow guidance--Straightforward directions and tips keep coders engaged every step of the way. Give the technologists of tomorrow the gift of fluently coding while having tons of fun with Coding for Kids: Python.
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Visual Basic Express for Kids

A Computer Programming Tutorial

Author: Philip Conrod,Lou Tylee

Publisher: Kidware Software

ISBN: 9781937161583

Category: Computers

Page: 474

View: 7355

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VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS FOR KIDS is a beginning programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Visual Basic Express Windows application. Students learn about project design, the Visual Basic Express toolbox, and many elements of the BASIC language. Numerous examples are used to demonstrate every step in the building process. The tutorial also includes several detailed computer projects for students to build and try. These projects include a number guessing game, a card game, an allowance calculator, a drawing program, a state capitals game, Tic-Tac-Toe and even a simple video game. VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS FOR KIDS is presented using a combination of over 450 pages of FULL-COLOR notes and actual Visual Basic examples. This teacher or parent facilitated material should be understandable to kids aged 10 and up. No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (simple editing, file maintenance, understanding directory structures, working on the Internet) is expected. VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS FOR KIDS requires Windows 7 or Windows 8 and Visual Basic 2012 Express. The Visual Basic source code and all needed multimedia files are available for download from the publisher's website (www.KidwareSoftware.com) after book registration.
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First Time Coders

A Definitive Guide to Coding for Children

Author: Michelle Sun

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781544504940

Category:

Page: 214

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Computer programming may well be tomorrow's "new literacy." Coding offers children a creative avenue to express themselves through technology and opens the door to unlimited opportunities in the digital era. First Time Coders, written by an MIT Master Trainer for coding education and award-winning founder of a STEM and coding education institute, is the essential handbook for parents whose kids are starting their coding journey, or are already coding and eager to learn more. You will find: ● Advice and solutions to common challenges about youth tech usage. ● Essential principles when learning to code. ● Introduction of 15+ age-appropriate coding languages and tools for children aged 4 to 18. ● 20+ step-by-step hands-on coding projects followed by challenges. ● Computer science concepts for each project. ● Tips for adults to discuss these concepts in-depth. Start your child's coding adventure with First Time Coders!
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Coding for Kids in easy steps

Create fun and interactive web pages

Author: Mike McGrath

Publisher: In Easy Steps

ISBN: 1840788577

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 9786

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Coding for Kids in easy steps shows how to: · create web pages using HTML (HyperText Markup Language) · add style to web pages using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) · make interactive web pages using JavaScript programming Coding for Kids in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that demonstrates coding for web pages in clear examples. It begins by explaining how to make and test a basic web page, then demonstrates how to add text, pictures, links, tables, lists, and buttons to a web page. Next, the reader learns how to specify content color, font, position, and visibility. The book then shows how to add functionality so that web pages can react to user actions. The final chapter brings everything together with a step-by-step example that builds a fun web page containing an interactive game for PC, tablet, or smartphone. Coding for Kids in easy steps assumes the reader has no previous coding experience so is ideal for the newcomer to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript technologies. Get the FREE downloadable sample code to easily check and correct your own code. Table of Contents: Get started with web pages Create web page content Make lists and tables React to clicks Get started with style sheets Get started with scripts Build blocks of code Use built-in functions Grab web page objects Put it all together
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