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Help Your Kids with Computer Coding: A Unique Step-By-Step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding: A Unique Step-By-Step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games
 

Kids can take their first steps toward 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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781465477323
Barcode 9781465477323
Published 6 August 2019 by DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By DK
Series Help Your Kids
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ISBN-13 9781465477323
ISBN-10 1465477322
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
Imprint DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By DK
Series Help Your Kids
Category Organization & Management Of Education
Computer Programming
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 233mm
Weight 367g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 005.1
Catalogue Code 922356

Description of this Book

Kids can take their first steps toward 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A TECH/prep by Facebook recommended resource. [T]he instruction is so well thought out and presented that, even without parents watching over their shoulders, kids should be able to teach themselves both of the languages without much trouble. -- GeekDad.com Help Your Kids With Computer Coding was just the thing I needed to give my daughter a jump start on programming a game. -- GeekDad.com .. .[T]his is not your typical, boring programming text. The book is colorful, playful and engaging, using a combination of words and pictures to explain complex programming topics. -- SheKnows.com I highly recommend this book for introducing the world of computer science to adults and students in grade 5 and higher. -- EdSurge.com

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Author's Bio

Carol Vorderman MBE is one of Britain's best-loved TV personalities and is renowned for her mathematical skills. She has hosted numerous TV shows on science and technology from Tomorrow's World to How 2, and was co-host of Channel' 4's Countdown for 26 years. A Cambridge University engineering graduate, she has a passion for communication science and technology and has an avid interest in coding. Dr. John Woodcock has a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers, from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education, giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on many science and technology books. Craig Steele is a specialist in Computing Science education. He is a Project Manager for CoderDojo Scotland, which runs free coding clubs for young people. Craig has previously worked for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Glasgow Science Centre, and the BBC micro: bit project. Craig's first computer was a ZX Spectrum.

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