Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241209738

Category: Computer games

Page: 224

View: 7083

Your kids will be building computer games and learning code in no-time with Coding Computer Games for Kids. Kids can enter the world of programming in this illustrated guide: packed with step-by-step explanations showing kids how to build all types of games, from puzzles and racers to 3D action games. The perfect way to introduce a reluctant child to coding, Coding Computer Games for Kids shows kids how to have fun with Scratch by creating games. Simple instructions and graphics breakdown coding with Scratch so kids learn all the code they need to build, play and share their favourite games with friends.
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Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333399

Category:

Page: 224

View: 4326

"Computer coding is now firmly on the Australian education agenda, as a key skill for children to start learning. Computer Coding for Kids is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids interested in computer programming and how computers work. A computer program is a set of instructions that a computer follows to complete a task. Coding', or programming', means writing the step-by-step instructions that tell the computer what to do. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs, starting with the very basics. Computer Coding for Kidsis the only programming book that teaches both Scratchand Pythonprogramming languages, with illustrated, simple, step-by-step explanations that make the complex art of computer programming clear for the complete beginner. Starting with simple explanations of programming basics, the book progresses to more advanced projects where children can build their own games. Computer Coding for Kidsis ideal for kids looking to take their first steps into programming, as well as those that are already interested and eager to learn more."
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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241365767

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 3611

Learn how to code in Python by building and playing your own computer games, from mind-bending brainteasers to crazy action games with explosive sound effects and 3D graphics. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or a beginner hoping to learn Python, you'll find Computer Coding Python Games for Kids fun to read and easy to follow. Each chapter shows how to construct a complete working game in simple numbered steps. Using freely available resources, such as PyGame Zero and Blender, you can add animations, music, scrolling backgrounds, 3D scenery, and other exciting professional touches. After building the game, find out how to adapt it to create your own personalised version with secret hacks and cheat codes! Along the way, you'll master the key concepts that programmers need to write code - not just in Python but in all programming languages. Find out what bugs, loops, flags, strings, tuples, toggles, and turtles are. Learn how to plan and design the ultimate game - and then play it to destruction as you test and debug it. Before you know it, you'll be a coding genius!
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Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Jon Woodcock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333405

Category: Computer games

Page: 224

View: 7370

"Your kids will be building computer games and learning code in no-time with Coding Computer Games for Kids. Kids can enter the world of programming in this illustrated guide- packed with step-by-step explanations showing kids how to build all types of games, from puzzles and racers to 3D action games. The perfect way to introduce a reluctant child to coding, Coding Computer Games for Kids shows kids how to have fun with Scratch by creating games. Simple instructions and graphics breakdown coding with Scratch so kids learn all the code they need to build, play and share their favourite games with friends. "
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333726

Category:

Page: 224

View: 6919

"Computer Coding Projects For Kidsis the perfect introduction to coding for children from bestselling education author Carol Vorderman. This colourful illustrated guide uses step-by-step instructions to show kids how to build a range of amazing projects, from birthday cards to music and games, using the programming language Scratch. Activities such as creating a virtual fireworks display, simulated snowflakes, fractal art and optical illusions not only teach essential coding skills, but enable kids to have fun as they learn. Projects can be personalised and adapted to encourage creativity, and can even be shared with friends, providing a simple and fun way for kids to learn coding. CONTENTSA WHAT IS CODING? o Creative computers o Programming languages o How Scratch works o Getting Scratch o The Scratch interface o Types of project A GETTING STARTED o Cat Art o Dino Dance Party o Animal Race o Ask Gobo o Funny Faces A ART o Birthday Card o Spiralizer o Fantastic Flowers A GAMES o Tunnel of Doom o Window Cleaner A SIMULATIONS o Virtual Snow o Firework Display o Fractal Trees o Snowflake Simulator A MUSIC AND SOUND o Sprites and Sounds o Drumtastic A MINDBENDERS o The Magic Spot o Spiral-o-tron A WHAT NEXT? o Next steps o Glossary o Index o Acknowledgments"
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Author: Jonathan S. Harbour

Publisher: Cengage Learning Trade

ISBN: 1305501837

Category: Computers

Page: 134

View: 8841

Annotation Do you like to play video games? Have you ever thought about making video games yourself? If so, this is the book for you! In this fun-to-use book, teacher and game developer Jonathan Harbour will teach you about game programming and show you how to create your own video games. Even if you've never programmed a computer before, by following the steps in this book, you will soon be making fun games for yourself and your friends to play. Each chapter will teach you a new skill and help you on your way to becoming a game progammer. The software used in this book is free and easy to use. Get VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS, SECOND EDITION today, and get started with your own game-programming fun!
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A Playful Introduction to Programming

Author: Jason R. Briggs

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593274076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 344

View: 3840

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.
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Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

Author: Mitchel Resnick

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037297

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 802

Creative learning -- Projects -- Passion -- Peers -- Play -- Creative society
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Author: Johan Aludden,Federica Gambel,Viviana Figus

Publisher: White Star Kids

ISBN: 9788854411883

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6949

Kids can learn coding basics--and have fun while doing it! Using Scratch 2.0, the free software created by the MIT Media Labs specifically for young people, this engaging guide teaches 8- to 12-year-olds how to create their own games and animated, interactive stories. Each engaging project has detailed, step-by-step explanations and comes with intriguing variants for children to try as their abilities grow.
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A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241314321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 5969

Computer Coding Python for Kids has all you need to master Python - one of the world's most popular computer programming languages. Python is easier than other professional coding languages yet no less powerful. Computer Coding Python for Kids uses a hands-on approach to show it how works, with step-by-step projects that build knowledge gradually, from simple functions to building a space treasure game, kids will not only learn essential coding skills but have fun as they learn. Plus there are tips to personalise and adapt each project to encourage creative thinking. Just by following the steps and kids will be building crazy games and handy apps in no time.
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Packed with flaps and lots more to help you code without a computer!

Author: Kiki Prottsman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465469737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3679

Teach kids as young as 5 years old the basic programming skills necessary to code, including sequencing and loops, without a computer. It's never too early to learn computer coding. My First Coding Book is a playful introduction to offline coding and programming that will give young children a head start. Filled with puzzles, mazes, and games to teach the basic concepts of sequences, algorithms, and debugging, this book will help children develop critical thinking, logic, and other skills to cement lifelong computer literacy, which is extremely valuable and sought-after in today's world. With its unique approach and colorful and creative imagery, My First Coding Book makes learning and fun one and the same and will have children playing their way to programming proficiency. Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.
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A Playful Introduction to Swift

Author: Gloria Winquist,Matt McCarthy

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278373

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 8648

Apple’s Swift is a powerful, beginner-friendly programming language that anyone can use to make cool apps for the iPhone or iPad. In Coding iPhone Apps for Kids, you’ll learn how to use Swift to write programs, even if you’ve never programmed before. You’ll work in the Xcode playground, an interactive environment where you can play with your code and see the results of your work immediately! You’ll learn the fundamentals of programming too, like how to store data in arrays, use conditional statements to make decisions, and create functions to organize your code—all with the help of clear and patient explanations. Once you master the basics, you’ll build a birthday tracker app so that you won’t forget anyone’s birthday and a platform game called Schoolhouse Skateboarder with animation, jumps, and more! As you begin your programming adventure, you’ll learn how to: –Build programs to save you time, like one that invites all of your friends to a party with just the click of a button! –Program a number-guessing game with loops to make the computer keep guessing until it gets the right answer –Make a real, playable game with graphics and sound effects using SpriteKit –Challenge players by speeding up your game and adding a high-score systemWhy should serious adults have all the fun? Coding iPhone Apps for Kids is your ticket to the exciting world of computer programming. Covers Swift 3.x and Xcode 8.x. Requires OS X 10.11 or higher.
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Author: Camille McCue

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118940342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

View: 5469

An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Kids Play

ISBN: 9781465439352

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 950

Coding computer programs is one of the most valuable skills for anyone to have. Written for children with little to no coding experience, Coding Games with Scratch guides children through building platform games, puzzles, racers, and 3-D action games. Schools have incorporated computer coding into their curriculum, beginning as early as kindergarten to ensure students understand the languages and uses of computer coding. The step-by-step guides are simple and easy to follow with Minecraft-style pixel art. Children will learn essential coding skills while having fun and creating games to play with their friends. The many different styles and types of games are covered, such as classic and arcade games. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas. Coding Games with Scratch empowers children to be creative and to have fun while teaching them practical real-life skills.
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Author: Jon Woodcock

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465451714

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 1411

Coding computer programs is one of the most valuable skills anyone can have. Written for children with little to no coding experience, Coding Games in Scratch guides children through building platform games, puzzles, racers, and 3-D action games. Schools have incorporated computer coding into their curriculum beginning as early as kindergarten to ensure students understand the languages and uses of computer coding. The step-by-step guide is simple and easy to follow with Minecraft-style pixel art. Children will learn essential coding skills while having fun and creating games to play with their friends. The many different styles and types of games are covered, such as classic and arcade games. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas. Coding Games in Scratch empowers children to be creative and to have fun while teaching them practical real-life skills.
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A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming

Author: Bryson Payne

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276818

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 5977

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 graphics –Write programs to encode and decode messages, play Rock-Paper-Scissors, and calculate how tall someone is in Ping-Pong balls –Create fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and Pong –Add 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!
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Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript

Author: Chris Strom

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680506250

Category: Computers

Page: 374

View: 8434

You know what's even better than playing games? Programming your own! Make your own online games, even if you're an absolute beginner. Let your imagination come to 3D life as you learn real-world programming skills with the JavaScript programming language - the language used everywhere on the web. This new edition is completely revised, and takes advantage of new programming features to make game programming even easier to learn. Plus, new effects make your games even cooler. When you're done, you're going to be amazed at what you can create. Jump right in! Start programming cool stuff on page 1. Keep building new and different things until the very last page. This book wants you to play. Not just play games, but play with code. Play with programming. Because the best way to learn something is to have fun with it! This second edition is updated from start to finish to make it even easier to get started programming in JavaScript. Every example has been updated to make it easier, with new example games to explore and new 3D effects that make your games even more fun! Want a red donut? You can make hundreds of them, spinning around like mad. Want to create a star field? Make a hundred or a thousand stars. Make them red, green, or blue. Explosions? Fireworks? Planets? It's up to you. And, using a code editor created especially for this book, you'll program right in your web browser. You'll see the results of your work and imagination right away - right next to the code that you just typed! Along the way, you'll pick up a ton of programming knowledge, and dive in even deeper with some more advanced chapters. Whatever you want to do, this book has your back. Best of all, you get to create awesome games and say, "I made this!" What You Need: You need the latest version of the Google Chrome Web browser, available for free from https://chrome.google.com. You also need an Internet connection to access the ICE Code Editor the first time. ICE Code Editor will be loaded onto your computer, so you won't need Internet access for later projects.
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Author: Heather Lyons

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 151243941X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1204

"Do you know how your favorite video game works? Computer instructions called code bring the characters, challenges, and stories in the game to life. Discover how games are designed, coded, and tested, then try it out for yourself!"
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Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

Author: Warren Sande,Carter Sande

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617290923

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 1406

Presents a guide for beginners on the fundamentals of computer programming using the Python language.
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Author: Linda Liukas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250065003

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4741

"Code is the 21st century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABCs of Programming is imminent." --Linda Liukas Meet Ruby--a small girl with a huge imagination. In Ruby's world anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When her dad asks her to find five hidden gems Ruby is determined to solve the puzzle with the help of her new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots. As Ruby stomps around her world kids will be introduced to the basic concepts behind coding and programming through storytelling. Learn how to break big problems into small problems, repeat tasks, look for patterns, create step-by-step plans, and think outside the box. With hands-on activities included in every chapter, future coders will be thrilled to put their own imaginations to work.
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