- Age Range: 10 - 14 years
- Grade Level: 5 - 9
- Series: For Kids For Dummies
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 17, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118940326
- ISBN-13: 978-1118940327
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Coding For Kids For Dummies 1st Edition
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“..informative and easy to understand without feeling like it was condescending..” (Larger Family Life, August 2015)
“Coding For Kids can be used as a source of ideas in its own right..” (Teach Secondary, November 2015)
“It's worth getting the book because the project ideas are quite good… I found the projects not only interesting and innovative, but also with readable instructions!" (ylmp.com, January 2016)
From the Author
Everyone Can Code!
I love MicroWorlds EX because it features a large workspace for designing your app's GUI, fun graphic design tools, a built-in compiler/interpreter, simple dialog boxes and palettes, and a pane for writing procedural code -- all in one place. It's a step up in complexity over Scratch (because, like in "real" coding, kids actually have to type using correct vocabulary and syntax), but it preserves the easy ability to create graphics, execute code, and obtain debugging clues. It's also simple to install MicroWorlds EX, and once installed, kids don't need access to the Internet to code.
The book is stuffed full of fun projects from games to simulations, and it comes with a free, downloadable trial of MicroWorlds EX -- 35 days. Kids who focus on one book Part each week will find they have sufficient time to sample key concepts and complete the projects that most appeal to them. If, by working through the projects, kids find they love programming (and I hope they do!), then purchase of the book and use of the trial will have motivated them to expand their horizons, trying new projects and also new languages. For kids who find they love MicroWorlds EX like I do, they can obtain a deep discount on a forever version of the software ($29 as opposed to the standard $99). For kids who want to craft projects in a free programming language, many of the ideas in the book can be adapted for creation in Scratch and other Logo-based languages. Regardless of which programming language your young coders work in, I hope they find the project ideas presented in this little book fun, instructive, and motivational for writing their own code and developing their own cool projects.
My heart leaps when I see students bring the ideas out of their heads and into the world, creating digital artifacts through coding and physical ones through making. It's an amazing time to be a kid, and I applaud the adults who are working hard to support this next generation of ingenious inventors!