Kid Coder Series Ages 8 - Teens
Programming, Inc. teaches Windows
and Game Programming to students of all ages. With
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
The KidCoder™: Year Pack includes
both the first semester KidCoder™: Windows Programming and the
second semester KidCoder™: Game Programming courses. The KidCoder™
courses are a hands-on introduction to the field of Windows
Programming and they teach students how to write their very own
Windows and Game programs using Visual Basic. The
TeenCoder™ Series uses the C#
programming language for a more in-depth study of Windows and Game
KidCoder™ uses a fun, self-study,
activity-driven approach to teach computer programming. Any student
with normal computer usage skills can learn programming--again, no
teacher expertise is required. KidCoder™ comes with manuals, course
CD's and optional instructional videos--the course is 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 exceptional--the narrator is very
precise and articulate. Again--this is a very thorough product.
KidCoder™: Windows Programming ,
students learn the basics of programming, including how to create
Windows screens, how to use data and how to handle user input.
Students create a different program at the end of each chapter.
KidCoder™:Game Programming, students
learn the basics of game programming, including game design and
logic, how to display graphics, animate images, handle sprites, play
KidCoder™ the course begins with a
brief introduction to computer hardware, software, and programming
history, followed by an introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic 2010.
Students need to download Visual Basic to their computers. Also,
it's important that the computer have a Flash enabled web browser to
play the videos directly from the computer's DVD drive--they do not
play in a standard TV/DVD player. All of this is educational.
Interested in additional courses? Homeschool Programming, also offers a
KidCoder™ Web Design series and a
TeenCoder™ Java/Android series.
Kids need to know about computers.
They need to know how to program. This is a great 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!