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Teach Your Kids to Code Book

Teach Your Kids to Code Book


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Unlock the Future with "Teach Your Kids to Code" Book!

Calling all digital technology teachers, computer science educators, and schools! Empower the next generation with essential programming skills using "Teach Your Kids to Code." This parent's and teacher's guide, authored by Bryson Payne, is your key to introducing kids to basic programming and problem-solving using Python, the language favoured by tech giants like Google and IBM.

Why Choose "Teach Your Kids to Code"?

  1. Python Power: Guide kids through Python, a powerful language used in college courses and leading tech companies, fostering a future-ready skill set.

  2. Engaging Learning: Step-by-step explanations ensure that even the youngest programmers grasp computational thinking, with visual and game-oriented examples holding their attention.

  3. Game-Oriented Approach: Learn programming fundamentals by creating cool games and applications, from Rock-Paper-Scissors to interactive animations.

  4. Educational Excellence: Featured in The Wall Street Journal and praised by Kirkus Reviews, GeekDad, and School Library Journal, this book is a reliable resource for educators.

Features of "Teach Your Kids to Code":

  • Accessible Content: Suitable for both coding novices and experienced individuals, making it a versatile resource for diverse learners.

  • Educational Impact: An easy five stars from GeekDad ensures that the provided information gives kids and adults a solid foundation for advanced programming pursuits.

  • Real-World Applications: Practical applications include encoding and decoding messages, creating games like War and Pong, and exploring geometry through Turtle graphics.

  • Interactive Learning: Add interactivity, animation, and sound to applications, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

About the Author:

Bryson Payne, with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, is a tenured Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Georgia. His extensive experience in K-12 schools promotes technology education.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction: What Is Coding and Why Is It Good for Your Kids?
  2. Python Basics: Get to Know Your Environment
  3. Turtle Graphics: Drawing with Python
  4. Numbers and Variables: Python Does the Math
  5. Loops Are Fun (You Can Say That Again)
  6. Conditions (What If?)
  7. Random Fun and Games: Go Ahead, Take a Chance!
  8. Functions: There’s a Name for That
  9. Timers and Animation: What Would Disney Do?
  10. User Interaction: Get into the Game
  11. Game Programming: Coding for Fun
  12. Appendices: Python and Pygame Setup, Building Your Own Modules
  13. Glossary
  14. Index

Invest in the Future – Order "Teach Your Kids to Code" Today!

Make coding an exciting educational journey for young minds with this comprehensive and acclaimed resource. "Teach Your Kids to Code" ensures a solid foundation for a future filled with technological possibilities.


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