Coding For Kids For Dummies

Coding For Kids For Dummies

by Camille McCue


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A guide for kids who want to learn coding

Coding is quickly becoming an essential academic skill, right up there with reading, writing, and arithmetic. This book is an ideal way for young learners ages 8-13 who want more coding knowledge than you can learn in an hour, a day, or a week.

Written by a classroom instructor with over a decade of experience teaching technology skills to kids as young as five, this book teaches the steps and logic needed to write code, solve problems, and create fun games and animations using projects based in Scratch and JavaScript. This 2nd Edition is fully updated to no longer require any limited-time software downloads to complete the projects.

  • Learn the unique logic behind writing computer code
  • Use simple coding tools
ideal for teaching kids and beginners
  • Build games and animations
you can show off to friends
  • Add motion and interactivity to your projects

Whether you’re a kid ready to make fun things using technology or a parent, teacher, or mentor looking to introduce coding in an eager child’s life, this fun book makes getting started with coding fun and easy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119555162
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: For Kids For Dummies Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,116,374
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 13 Years

About the Author

Camille McCue, PhD is a STEM educator and leader who has worked for IBM, NASA, PBS, and numerous independent schools. She has taught every grade from kindergarten to grad school, covering topics ranging from Scratch to AP computer science. Camille is co-author of Helping Kids with Coding For Dummies and author of Getting Started with Coding and Getting Started with Engineering.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Week 1: Basic Drawing, Motion, and Text Handling 5

Project 0: Getting Started with Coding 7

Project 1: Ar t Toy 19

Project 2: Mini Golf 44

Project 3: Sketcher Etcher 71

Week 2: Motion, Animating Shapes, and Reacting to Input 89

Project 4: Horse Race 91

Project 5: Winter Wonderland 112

Project 6: Sports Vote 134

Week 3: Variables: Counting and Conditionals 149

Project 7: Happy Birthday 151

Project 8: Number Guessing Computer 168

Project 9: Monster Mashup 190

Week 4: Keyboard Control and Shooters 211

Project 10: Viral Outbreak 213

Project 11: UFO Pilot 230

Project 12: Squid Ink 255

Week 5: Advanced Coding 285

Project 13: Rock, Paper, Scissors 287

Project 14: Where's Wallace Walrus? 305

Project 15: Traffic Dodge 326

Index 353

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