Teach Your Kids to Code

Author: Bryson Payne
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276140
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Computers

Teach Your Kids to Code is a parent's and teacher's guide to teaching kids basic programming and problem solving using Python, the powerful language used in college courses and by tech companies like Google and IBM. Step-by-step explanations will have kids learning computational thinking right away, while visual and game-oriented examples hold their attention. Friendly introductions to fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, and functions will help even the youngest programmers build the skills they need to make their own cool games and applications. Whether you've been coding for years or have never programmed anything at all, Teach Your Kids to Code will help you show your young programmer how to: Explore geometry by drawing colorful shapes with Turtle graphicsWrite programs to encode and decode messages, play Rock-Paper-Scissors, and calculate how tall someone is in Ping-Pong ballsCreate fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and PongAdd interactivity, animation, and sound to their apps Teach Your Kids to Code is the perfect companion to any introductory programming class or after-school meet-up, or simply your educational efforts at home. Spend some fun, productive afternoons at the computer with your kids—you can all learn something!

Python for Kids

Author: Dan N.
Publisher:
ISBN: 1542589452
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre:

This book is an exploration of the Python programming language, but it is a guide for kids. Of course, Python is a sweet programming language, and any kid will feel happy to code in Python. The book guides you on how to instruct the computer to reserve some memory variables for you to store some data. The Python command line can be used as a calculator. No, you don't have to open the calculator for the computer, but you will directly use the Python terminal to perform some mathematical expressions. This will be absolutely amazing to you! You will also learn how to play around with variables of different types. Imagine writing a program for doing some mathematical calculations on your behalf? This book guides you on how to do so using the various operators, including the modulus (%) operator. The computer can also make decisions on your behalf. You will also learn how to implement this in your programs. Computers can do the same task again and again, and the computer will not complain! Learn how to instruct the computer to do this, and you will not "hear" it complain. Learn to create your modules from scratch, and you will import them to your workspace. You can also give them to your friends for free use! The following topics are discussed in this book: - Installing Python - Python Variables - Python Operators - Decision-Making in Python - Loop Executions - Functions - Modules - Time and Date

Python for Kids

Author: Jason R. Briggs
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274078
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the basics of the Python programming language, covering how to use data structures, organize and reuse code, draw shapes and patterns with turtle, and create games and animations with tkinter.

Hello World

Author: Warren Sande
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617290920
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Computers

Presents a guide for beginners on the fundamentals of computer programming using the Python language.

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465431028
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Education

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.

Coding for Parents

Author: Frazer Wilson
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 1454925671
Release Date: 2017-08
Genre: Computers

Offers a practical guide to elementary and intermediate computer programming intended to give parents enough background to help their children with their coding homework.

Python For Kids For Dummies

Author: Brendan Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119110859
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Computers

The kid-friendly way to learning coding with Python Calling all wanna-be coders! Experts point to Python as one of the best languages to start with when you're learning coding, and Python For Kids For Dummies makes it easier than ever. Packed with approachable, bite-sized projects that won't make you lose your cool, this fun and friendly guide teaches the basics of coding with Python in a language you can understand. In no time, you'll be installing Python tools, creating guessing games, building a geek speak translator, making a trivia game, constructing a Minecraft chat client, and so much more. Whether you don't have the opportunity to take coding classes at school or in camp—or just simply prefer to learn on your own—Python For Kids For Dummies makes getting acquainted with this popular coding language fast and easy. It walks you step-by-step through basic coding projects and provides lots of hands-on tasks that give you a sweet sense of accomplishment when you complete them. What's not to love about that? Navigate the basics of coding with the Python language Create your own applications and games Find help from other Python users Expand your technology skills with Python If you're a pre-to-early-teen looking to add coding skills to your creativity toolbox, Python For Kids For Dummies is your sure-fire weapon for getting up and running with one of the hottest programming languages around.

JavaScript for Kids

Author: Nick Morgan
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274085
Release Date: 2014-12-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You’ll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas. Along the way, you’ll write games such as Find the Buried Treasure, Hangman, and Snake. You’ll also learn how to: Create functions to organize and reuse your codeWrite and modify HTML to create dynamic web pagesUse the DOM and jQuery to make your web pages react to user inputUse the Canvas element to draw and animate graphicsProgram real user-controlled games with collision detection and score keeping With visual examples like bouncing balls, animated bees, and racing cars, you can really see what you’re programming. Each chapter builds on the last, and programming challenges at the end of each chapter will stretch your brain and inspire your own amazing programs. Make something cool with JavaScript today! Ages 10+ (and their parents!)

Hello Raspberry Pi

Author: Ryan Heitz
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
ISBN: 1617292451
Release Date: 2016-01-22
Genre: Computers

Summary A fun and imaginative way for kids and other beginners to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology The Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost computer invented to encourage experimentation. The Pi is a snap to set up, and using the free Python programming language, you can learn to create video games, control robots, and maybe even write programs to do your math homework! About the Book Hello Raspberry Pi! is a fun way for kids to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. First, you discover how to set up and navigate the Pi. Next, begin Python programming by learning basic concepts with engaging challenges and games. This book gives you an introduction to computer programming as you gain the confidence to explore, learn, and create on your own. The last part of the book introduces you to the world of computer control of physical objects, where you create interactive projects with lights, buttons, and sounds. What's Inside Learn Python with fun examples Write games and control electronics Use Pygame for video game sounds and graphics Loaded with programming exercises About the Reader To use this book, you'll need a Raspberry Pi starter kit, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. No programming experience needed. About the Author Ryan Heitz is a teacher, programmer, maker, father, and big kid. He specializes in teaching kids to code in a fun and engaging way. Table of Contents PART 1 GETTING STARTED 1 Meet Raspberry Pi Exploring Python PART 2 PLAYING WITH PYTHON Silly Sentence Generator 3000: creating interactive programs Norwegian Blue parrot game: adding logic to programs Raspi's Cave Adventure PART 3 PI AND PYTHON PROJECTS Blinky Pi Light Up Guessing Game DJ Raspi APPENDIXES Raspberry Pi troubleshooting Raspberry Pi ports and legacy boards Solutions to chapter challenges Raspberry Pi projects

Learn to Program with Minecraft

Author: Craig Richardson
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277451
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Computers

You’ve bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you’ll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers! Begin with some short, simple Python lessons and then use your new skills to modify Minecraft to produce instant and totally awesome results. Learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings, and turn boring blocks into gold. You’ll also write programs that: –Take you on an automated teleportation tour around your Minecraft world –Build massive monuments, pyramids, forests, and more in a snap! –Make secret passageways that open when you activate a hidden switch –Create a spooky ghost town that vanishes and reappears elsewhere –Show exactly where to dig for rare blocks –Cast a spell so that a cascade of flowers (or dynamite if you’re daring!) follows your every move –Make mischief with dastardly lava traps and watery curses that cause huge floods Whether you’re a Minecraft megafan or a newbie, you’ll see Minecraft in a whole new light while learning the basics of programming. Sure, you could spend all day mining for precious resources or building your mansion by hand, but with the power of Python, those days are over! Requires: Windows 7 or later; OS X 10.10 or later; or a Raspberry Pi. Uses Python 3

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

Author: Carol Vorderman
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 146541956X
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

Provides parents with step-by-step instructions for helping children learn the basics of computer programming, with simple projects and exercises and information about coding in Scratch and Python.

Ruby Wizardry

Author: Eric Weinstein
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276638
Release Date: 2014-12-14
Genre: Computers

The Ruby programming language is perfect for beginners: easy to learn, powerful, and fun to use! But wouldn't it be more fun if you were learning with the help of some wizards and dragons? Ruby Wizardry is a playful, illustrated tale that will teach you how to program in Ruby by taking you on a fantastical journey. As you follow the adventures of young heroes Ruben and Scarlet, you’ll learn real programming skills, like how to: –Use fundamental concepts like variables, symbols, arrays, and strings –Work with Ruby hashes to create a programmable breakfast menu –Control program flow with loops and conditionals to help the Royal Plumber –Test your wild and crazy ideas in IRB and save your programs as scripts –Create a class of mini-wizards, each with their own superpower! –Organize and reuse your code with methods and lists –Write your own amazing interactive stories using Ruby Along the way, you’ll meet colorful characters from around the kingdom, like the hacker Queen, the Off-White Knight, and Wherefore the minstrel. Ruby Wizardry will have you (or your little wizard) hooked on programming in no time. For ages 10+ (and their parents!)

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python 4th Edition

Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277956
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Computers

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python will teach you how to make computer games using the popular Python programming language—even if you’ve never programmed before! Begin by building classic games like Hangman, Guess the Number, and Tic-Tac-Toe, and then work your way up to more advanced games, like a text-based treasure hunting game and an animated collision-dodging game with sound effects. Along the way, you’ll learn key programming and math concepts that will help you take your game programming to the next level. Learn how to: *Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs *Choose the right data structures for the job, such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples *Add graphics and animation to your games with the pygame module *Handle keyboard and mouse input *Program simple artificial intelligence so you can play against the computer *Use cryptography to convert text messages into secret code *Debug your programs and find common errors As you work through each game, you’ll build a solid foundation in Python and an understanding of computer science fundamentals. What new game will you create with the power of Python? The projects in this book are compatible with Python 3.

The Official ScratchJr Book

Author: Marina Umaschi Bers
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276713
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games. The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find: *Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions *Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts *Tips for grown-ups and teachers *Creative challenges to take the learning further By the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures!

Code

Author: Charles Petzold
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735638723
Release Date: 2000-10-11
Genre: Computers

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.