Computer Coding for Kids

A unique step-by-step visual guide, from binary code to building games

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 024142173X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Kids can take their first steps towards becoming expert computer programmers with this fully-updated guide to coding for beginners. They'll master Scratch 3.0, the brand-new version of the world's most popular coding language for beginners. This will let them discover what makes a computer work while learning how to build their own computer programs and games. Once they're Scratch experts, it's onto the more complex Python programming language to delve even deeper into the technology that surrounds us every day. Computer Coding for Kids uses a simple, visual layout to guide budding programmers step by step through the ins and outs of computer code, from algorithms to variables, even showing them how to find and fix bugs in their code. Before you know it, they'll be creating their own programs from scratch. It doesn't stop there, though. If Scratch and Python have got them hooked, there's a peek at binary and JavaScript to show them where their coding career could be heading next. This book also lifts the lid on computers and shows young readers the chips and processors that make technology come to life. Fully illustrated with funny and informative graphics, Computer Coding for Kids makes even the most difficult aspects of coding fun and easy to understand.
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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 For Dummies

Author: Camille McCue, Ph.D

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118940342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

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An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.
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Visual C# Express for Kids

A Computer Programming Tutorial

Author: Philip Conrod,Lou Tylee

Publisher: Kidware Software

ISBN: 9781937161590

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 8006

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VISUAL C# EXPRESS FOR KIDS is a beginning programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Visual C# Express Windows application. Students learn about project design, the Visual C# Express toolbox, and many elements of the C# 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 C# EXPRESS FOR KIDS is presented using a combination of over 450 pages of FULL-COLOR notes and actual Visual C# 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 C# EXPRESS FOR KIDS requires Windows 7 or Windows 8 and Visual C# 2012 Express. The Visual C# source code and all needed multimedia files are available for download from the publisher's website (www.KidwareSoftware.com) after book registration. TEACHER REVIEW "These lessons are a highly organized and well-indexed set of tutorials in the Visual C# programming environment meant for children aged 10 and above. Every computer science teacher knows what a great deal of work is required for projects to work, and with these tutorials, the work is done by an author who understands the classroom and parenting experience. That is extremely rare! The tutorials provide the benefit of completed age-appropriate applications for children - fully documented projects from the teacher's or parents' point of view. It is a great testament to the authors that they are successful in achieving such levels of engagement with consistency. By using these lessons, I am able to spend time on things which will pay off in the classroom. With the Kidware Software products, you have at your disposal a series of projects which will allow you to pick and choose from among those which best suit your curriculum needs. Nothing is forgotten. Students focus upon design stages and sound problem-solving techniques from a computer-science, problem-solving perspective. In doing so, they become independent problem-solvers, and will exceed the curricular requirements of Middle Schools everywhere. There is a high degree of care taken so that projects are age-appropriate. Even an adult novice could make use of the accompanying lessons. The time savings for parents, teachers and students is enormous. Highly organized reference materials encourage student self-study! Having used Kidware Software tutorials for the past decade, I have to say that I could not have achieved the level of success which is now applied in the variety of many programming environments which are currently of considerable interest to kids! I thank Kidware Software and its authors for continuing to stand up for what is right in the teaching methodologies which work with kids - even today's kids where competition for their attention is now so much an issue." - Alan Payne, Computer Science Teacher, T.A. Blakelock High School
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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 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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Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465431020

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Computer coding and programming are firmly back on the agenda as key skills for children to start learning, but parents may find it difficult to help them with the task and with their homework. Help Your Kids With Computer Coding is here to help. This is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids and parents interested in computer programming and how computers work. It's no longer enough to just know how to use computer programs; kids need to know how a computer really works. Avoiding complicated computer jargon, Help Your Kids With Computer Programming uses simple, clear examples to show how programming works. Step-by-step explanations make the complex art of programming clear, teaching the basics of JavaScript, Python, and C++. It also builds to more advanced projects where children can begin to build their own games, apps, 3-D models, animations, and websites. Help Your Kids With Computer Coding is ideal for parents whose kids are taking their first steps into programming or are already interested and hungry to learn more.
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Computer Coding Made Easy

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409349402

Category: Computer programming

Page: 40

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A fun introduction to computer programming for kids Carol Vorderman takes kids' step-by-step through the basics of computer programming and how to work with code, the language of the future.Speaking to a global movement to teach children to code, this Python programming workbook breaks down key concepts into small, easy-to-understand parts. Your child is encouraged to practise copying code into the workbook so their new computer literacy sticks. A playful, hands-on approach that enhances other cognitive benefits such as skills in problem solving and abstract thinking.Computer Coding Made Easy is a great starting point for understanding code, learning how to program, and practicing computer language, for fun or for the future.
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