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How To Be A Coder: Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online!

How To Be A Coder: Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online! (Hardback)

By Prottsman, Kiki

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Learn to think like a coder without a computer! Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practise by trying out the simple programs provi... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241358566
Barcode 9780241358566
Published 28 July 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241358566
ISBN-10 0241358566
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK Children
Publication Date 28 July 2019
International Publication Date 4 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Prottsman, Kiki
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 223mm
Height: 283mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 829g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Coding theory - Juvenile literature, Computer programming - Juvenile literature, SPARK Computer program language - Juvenile literature, Handicraft - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 005.1
Catalogue Code 988018

Description of this Book

Learn to think like a coder without a computer! Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practise by trying out the simple programs provided in the online, child-friendly computer language Scratch. This crafty coding book breaks down the principles of coding into bite-sized chunks that will get you thinking like a computer scientist in no time. Learn about loops by making a friendship bracelet, find out about programming by planning a scavenger hunt, and discover how functions work with paper fortune tellers. Children can then use their new knowledge to code for real by following the clear instructions to build programs in Scratch. Perfect for kids aged 7-9, the various STEAM activities will help teach children the crucial skills of logical thinking that will give them a head-start for when they begin programming on a computer. Famous scientist pages teach children about coding pioneers, such as Alan Turing and Katherine Johnson, and topic pages, such as the Internet, give kids a wider understanding of the subject. Written by computer science expert Kiki Prottsman, How to be a Coder is so much fun kids won't realize they're learning!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Kiki Prottsman is an educator and vibrant YouTube personality. A former computer science instructor at the University of Oregon, she is a Member of Mensa, and a past Chair of Women in Computer Science. Kiki also writes for the Huffington Post, and has graced the cover of Open For Business magazine. As a champion for responsible computing and equality in both CS employment and education, Kiki works with many organisations to improve the experience of girls and women in STEM.

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