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COMPUTER CODING FOR KIDS
Coding Projects in Scratch
A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Coding Your Own Animations, Games, Simulations, a
By (author): Jon Woodcock
9781465477347 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Computers / Coding & Programming Aug 06, 2019
$25.99 CAD
Active 7.75 x 9.19 x 0.6 in 224 pages DK DK Children
A step-by-step visual guide to creating your own projects using Scratch 3.0.

Techy kids will get familiar with Scratch 3.0 using this beginner’s guide to coding. Difficult coding concepts become fun and easy to understand as budding programmers build their own projects using Scratch 3.0, the latest software from the world’s most popular programming language for beginners.

Make a Dino Dance Party or create your own electronic birthday cards. Build games, simulations, and mind-bending graphics as you discover the awesome things computer programmers can do with Scratch 3.0. Coding Projects in Scratch, 2nd Edition, uses a visual step-by-step approach to split complicated code into manageable, easy-to-digest chunks so that the most impressive projects become possible.

Suitable for complete beginners, this book will give readers a solid understanding of programming, preparing

them to create their own projects from scratch, and even move on to more complex programming languages like Python.

Fully updated for use with Scratch 3.0 (the new version of the Scratch programming language, which is being rolled out throughout 2018).

Teaches by stealth. Children learn coding skills by creating these fun projects.

Simple step-by-step explanations make the complex skill of programming clear for a complete beginner.

Builds from simple explanations of programming fundamentals to more advanced projects where children can begin to build their own games, apps, and websites.

Blends together theory and practice.

Teaches children about programming using Scratch, the simplest, most widely used introductory programming language available.

Covers many popular game genres, from arcade classics to platform games.

Pulls out and explains key coding concepts in separate boxes.

Games can be built online, played instantly, and shared with friends.

By the end of the book, readers will have the skills to create their very own projects using Scratch.

Dr. Jon Woodcock has a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers, from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education, giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on numerous science and technology books as a contributor and consultant, including DK’s How Cool Stuff Works and Help Your Kids with Computer Coding.

A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Winner

“An encouraging platform for beginners.”—Publishers Weekly

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