Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Jon Woodcock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333405

Category: Computer games

Page: 224

View: 3944

"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: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241209738

Category: Computer games

Page: 224

View: 722

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: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241365767

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 1022

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333399

Category:

Page: 224

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"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: Jonathan S. Harbour

Publisher: Cengage Learning Trade

ISBN: 1305501837

Category: Computers

Page: 134

View: 2886

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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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333726

Category:

Page: 224

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"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: Jon Woodcock

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465477330

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 1670

A step-by-step visual guide to building your own computer games using Scratch 3.0 Scratch 3.0 has landed, so stay ahead of the curve with this fully updated guide for beginner coders. Kids will love the step-by-step, visual approach that makes even the most difficult coding concepts fun and easy to understand. Coding Games in Scratch, 2nd Edition blends coding theory with the practical task of creating exciting games. Children will learn the fundamentals of computer programming by showing them how to build their own games. Coding theory is taught through practical tasks, so young programmers don't just learn how computer code works, but also why it's done that way. Jumpy Monkey will show them how to simulate gravity in their games, or give Dog's Dinner a go to learn about collision detection. Once they've whizzed through the book, the possibilities are endless!
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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: 9212

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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A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 024125275X

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8824

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 ebook: 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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A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241314321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 4737

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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Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

Author: Warren Sande,Carter Sande

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617290923

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 8301

Presents a guide for beginners on the fundamentals of computer programming using the Python language.
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Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript

Author: Chris Strom

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680506250

Category: Computers

Page: 374

View: 5570

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: Camille McCue

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118940342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

View: 3669

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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Adventures for Kids Learning Computer Code

Author: Ian Garland

Publisher: Sky Pony

ISBN: 9781510740020

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8382

Learn to Code while Adventuring through the Overworld! This fun and educational activity book Introduces kids to the world of coding through the Minecraft world they love. Colorfully illustrated characters and themes from their favorite video game bring the excitement of coding to life, while easy-to-follow screenshots guide them through activities. With adventures that include design, music, animation, gaming, and more, learners will discover tons of ways coding connects to other activities they love and how far a little imagination and invention can take them…to The End and beyond! Minecrafting-themed characters help kids become master coders Kid-friendly concepts and steps designed specifically for ages 8-12 Great games, mods, experiments, and more teach computational thinking—how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems Whether brand-new to coding or looking for more hands-on learning, Coding for Minecrafters helps young coders advance in technology education by leaps and bounds—and have fun doing it!
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Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

Author: Mitchel Resnick

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037297

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 944

Creative learning -- Projects -- Passion -- Peers -- Play -- Creative society
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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: 9672

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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Learn to Code and Create Your Own Cool Games!

Author: Jason Rukman

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 1507207972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 9683

Teach kids the concepts of coding in easy-to-understand language and help them develop games of their own with The Everything Kids’ Scratch Coding Book! Understanding computer science is becoming a necessity in the modern age. As our world shifts towards becoming increasingly more technical and automated, the ability to code and understand computers has become one of the most valuable skills any child can have on the road to a successful life. More and more schools are recognizing this importance and have started to implement computer science and coding as core elements in their curriculums, right alongside math and history. The Everything Kids’ Scratch Coding Book helps children get a head start on this new essential skill, with Scratch coding—a language designed by MIT specifically to help a younger audience learn to code. In no time, children will learn basic coding concepts, build fun games, and get a competitive edge on their classmates. This book encourages children to think analytically and problem-solve, while helping them develop an essential skill that will last them a lifetime.
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Author: Maneesh Sethi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598637169

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 1069

Do you enjoy playing video games and want to learn how to create your own? Game Programming for Teens, Third Edition shows you how to design and develop a complete video game from start to finish, no prior programming knowledge required. You’ll begin by l
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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: 3958

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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Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241225165

Category:

Page: 40

View: 7347

Kids can easily learn to code with Computer Coding Scratch Games Made Easy, the perfect workbook for beginners learning to code for school projects or just for fun! Kids will learn the key features of Scratch coding and how to build simple games using Computer Coding Scratch Games Made Easy. New coders can crack the basics, get confident and get coding to create their very own games. No experience of coding is necessary in this workbook. The basics are broken down clearly and simply so kids will easily learn how to create their own projects controlling movements, costumes, effects and much more on the screen. Get your kids coding today with Computer Coding Scratch Games Made Easy.
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