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2013-Summer-Freebie-Mail

Another company that will be involved in Homeschool.com’s Summer Freebie Extravaganza–Homeschool Programming!  They’ll be giving away five courses–and the winners can pick the course that interests them the most!  The Summer Freebie Extravaganza begins SATURDAY June 1st.  Make sure you check in on the first, and every day thereafter–you won’t want to miss a thing!

Below, fyi,  is a review of  Homeschool Programming —

Homeschool Programming, Inc. teaches Windows and Game Programming to students of all ages. With Homeschool Programming, students learn how to write computer programs at their own pace. The fun, engaging approach combines textbook study material and hands-on computer programming activities. No teacher expertise is required!

The KidCoder™ Series is for elementary and middle-school students while the TeenCoder™ Series is geared towards older students.

Any student with normal computer usage skills can learn programming–again, no teacher expertise is required. Courses come with manuals, course CD’s and optional instructional videos–the courses are very thorough. Each course is installed with a professional setup program that adds graphical course menus with convenient links to all course material. Students don’t need to manually unzip or manage a bunch of individual files. The instructional videos are especially helpful. The animation and narration are great–the narrator is very precise and articulate. Again–this is a very thorough product.

Kids need to know about computers. They need to know how to program. This is an exceptional product to get the ball rolling. The end goal of being able to write their own computer games, is the incentive for students to follow through and finish the course.  A built-in incentive–how nice!  And fun!  And as we all know, fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

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