A World of Computers and Coding

In this exciting, photo-packed book, discover the world's most amazing computers, from the first mechanical calculators to the latest groundbreaking designs.

A World of Computers and Coding

In this exciting, photo-packed book, discover the world's most amazing computers, from the first mechanical calculators to the latest groundbreaking designs. Step back in time to explore the history of computer gaming - from the first simple pong game to the latest high-tech console. Meet the pioneers of computer programming and gain an insight into how computers work. You can even become a coder yourself - follow step-by-step instructions to program your very own computer game!

Computer Coding Games for Kids

If you like playing computer games, why not make your own? This book has all you need to build amazing games, including thrilling racing challenges, zany platform games, and fiendish puzzles.

Computer Coding Games for Kids

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. Computer Coding Games for Kids 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!

Writing Computer Code

The Remember icon marks concepts you've encountered before and should keep in mind while coding. ... Once you take your first steps down the road of writing code, the world of computers will open up to you and you'll be able to use your ...

Writing Computer Code

A technology book for kids! Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language.This book serves as an excellent guide to help you start writing in the odd-looking languages that make the web work. Follow simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. Create your robot—write code that builds your robot's body and structure Give your bot some style—add code lines that customize your robot's color and shape Get your robot moving—finish off your robot with code that teaches it how to dance Technology Requirements: Hardware – PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher Software – Web browser to access JSFiddle.net: Google ChromeTM, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher

Coding

Chapter 1: A World of Computers 4 Chapter 2: What Is Code? 14 Chapter 3: Coding in the Real World 22 Chapter 4: Coding for Tomorrow 31 Glossary 43 For More Information 44 Index 46 About the Author 48 Note: Words that are bolded in the ...

Coding

Coding is the process of giving computers instructions in a language they can understand. With the use of high-technology advances, coding can be found in most everyday activities and places including the classroom. Correlates with STEM instruction and NexGen standards. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading.

Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K 12 Education

Understanding the Nature and Language of the Digital World This new challenge is often expressed by computer ... of computer programming, and more specifically the history of computer coding and the process of coding a computer.

Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K 12 Education

The idea of storytelling goes beyond the borders of language, culture, or traditional education, and has historically been a tie that bonds families, communities, and nations. Digital storytelling offers opportunities for authentic academic and non-academic literacy learning across a multitude of genres. It is easily accessible to most members of society and has the potential to transform the boundaries of traditional education. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive, the connections between digital storytelling and disciplinary literacy warrant considered exploration. Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education develops a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to digital storytelling within K-12 disciplinary literacy practices. This essential reference book supports student success through the integration of digital storytelling across content areas and grade levels. Covering topics that include immersive storytelling, multiliteracies, social justice, and pedagogical storytelling, it is intended for stakeholders interested in innovative K-12 disciplinary literacy skill development, research, and practices including but not limited to curriculum directors, education faculty, educational researchers, instructional facilitators, literacy professionals, teachers, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, teacher preparation programs, and students.

Computer Coding Python Projects for Kids

We live in a digital world, and computers are part of almost everything we do. Not so long ago, computers were bulky, noisy machines that lived mainly on desks, but now they are tiny, silent devices hidden inside our phones, cars, TVs, ...

Computer Coding Python Projects for Kids

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.

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

Kids can take their first steps toward becoming expert computer programmers with this fully updated guide to coding for beginners. They'll master Scratch 3.0, the brand-new version of the world's most popular coding language for beginners.

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

Kids can take their first steps toward becoming expert computer programmers with this fully updated guide to coding for beginners. They'll master Scratch 3.0, the brand-new version of the world's most popular coding language for beginners. This will let them discover what makes a computer work while learning how to build their own computer programs and games. Once they're Scratch experts, it's on to the more complex Python programming language to delve even more deeply into the technology that surrounds us every day. Help Your Kids with Computer Coding uses a simple, visual layout to guide budding programmers step by step through the ins and outs of computer code, from algorithms to variables, even showing them how to find and fix bugs in their code. Before you know it, they'll be creating their own programs from scratch. It doesn't stop there, though. If Scratch and Python have got them hooked, there's a peek at binary and JavaScript to show them where their coding career could be heading next. This book also lifts the lid on computers and shows young readers the chips and processors that make technology come to life. Fully illustrated with funny and informative graphics, Help Your Kids with Computer Coding makes even the most difficult aspects of coding fun and easy to understand.

Kids Get Coding

This book will help budding young developers explore the fundamental elements of computer code: programming languages, algorithms, loops, variables, co-ordinates ...and what to do when things go wrong!

Kids Get Coding


The Wide World of Coding

Ada Lovelace publishes directions for programming Babbage's analytical engine, making her the world's first programmer. IBM designs punch cards for entering binary computer programs. English scientist Alan Turing develops the first ...

The Wide World of Coding

The best part about coding is that anyone with a computer can learn how to do it. From education to healthcare to entertainment, software touches almost every aspect of twenty-first century life. Take a high-level perspective on the types of people who create that software—including many jobs that do not involve writing code at all. Learn about the software development cycle and the huge variety of skills developers draw on, including psychology, mathematics, and art, to create amazing apps and programs. Explore why diversity is needed to prevent bias in design. Learn about the different coding languages and what they are used for, how developers choose a language, and tools that simplify coding. Jennifer Connor-Smith breaks down stereotypes about coding as a career that is open only to technology-obsessed gamers, revealing ways people use software to improve medical care, nurture dementia patients, promote social justice, and more. Hands-on activities show you how easy it is to learn to think like a coder. The next generation of coders will require diverse teams, creativity, and ethical codes of conduct to create the best and most successful software. Will you be one of them?

Cool Coding

It introduces the most popular coding programmes taught in schools, Scratch and Python, and shows how coding can be used to create websites, games and apps, and make robots and moving vehicles, with the help of nifty devices such as the ...

Cool Coding

A fun, accessible guide to computers and coding for older children and curious adults.This fun and quirky book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of computer coding, organized into handy bite-sized chunks. Coding, now firmly part of the National Curriculum, is a huge subject and can seem slightly impenetrable, especially to parents, and that’s where this book comes in. Cool Coding contains everything you need to know about computers and coding, from the very basics of binary code and how it works, to the myriad things that coding can actually do, to the brave new worlds of artificial intelligence, robots and cloud computing. It introduces the most popular coding programmes taught in schools, Scratch and Python, and shows how coding can be used to create websites, games and apps, and make robots and moving vehicles, with the help of nifty devices such as the Raspberry Pi. And if you’ve ever wondered what spaghetti code, duck typing, snakecase or The Internet of Things are, you’ll find the answers here.Packed with playful illustrations and inspiring information on the amazing world of coding and computing, this book is the perfect introduction to this most essential of subjects.

Coding in the Real World

Did you know that computers are around us almost all the time? They're in cars, streetlights, and even the grocery store checkout! Learn all about the computers that help us every day and the computer code that makes them work.

Coding in the Real World

With simple text, graphics, and hands-on activities, this book teaches readers about the ways coding is used in the complex inner workings of common items such as traffic lights and smoke detectors.

Coding in the Real World

This book will help budding young programmers discover the technology in the world around them.

Coding in the Real World

This book will help budding young programmers discover the technology in the world around them. Learn how computers play a big part in our everyday lives, controlling our cars, traffic lights, shopping and money, robots and much more, invent your own programs for everyday situations, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding! Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!

The Story of Coding

Learn about the history of coding and computers in DK Reader The Story of Coding.

The Story of Coding

Learn about the history of coding and computers in DK Reader The Story of Coding. Young readers will find out what coding is, how it developed, and how modern codes are used for everyday purposes. DK's innovative range of levelled readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will love reading. DK Reader The Story of Coding is a level 3 reader, Beginning to Reading Alone, with intriguing facts, from Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's first steps in computer programming to today's wide variety of coding languages and their uses, and the impact of the Internet and apps on programming. There's a message in ASCII for readers to decode, plus tips for writing their own code with child-friendly Scratch programming. Explore the world of coding with DK Reader The Story of Coding, includes facts kids will love reading.

Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners

This book will be your guide to learning computer programming easily, helping you overcome the difficulties in understanding the major constructs in any mainstream programming language.

Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners

Get to grips with the building blocks of programming languages and get started on your programming journey without a computer science degree Key FeaturesUnderstand the fundamentals of a computer program and apply the concepts you learn to different programming languagesGain the confidence to write your first computer programExplore tips, techniques, and best practices to start coding like a professional programmerBook Description Learning how to code has many advantages, and gaining the right programming skills can have a massive impact on what you can do with your current skill set and the way you advance in your career. This book will be your guide to learning computer programming easily, helping you overcome the difficulties in understanding the major constructs in any mainstream programming language. Computer Programming for Absolute Beginners starts by taking you through the building blocks of any programming language with thorough explanations and relevant examples in pseudocode. You'll understand the relationship between computer programs and programming languages and how code is executed on the computer. The book then focuses on the different types of applications that you can create with your programming knowledge. You'll delve into programming constructs, learning all about statements, operators, variables, and data types. As you advance, you'll see how to control the flow of your programs using control structures and reuse your code using functions. Finally, you'll explore best practices that will help you write code like a pro. By the end of this book, you'll be prepared to learn any programming language and take control of your career by adding coding to your skill set. What you will learnGet to grips with basic programming language concepts such as variables, loops, selection and functionsUnderstand what a program is and how the computer executes itExplore different programming languages and learn about the relationship between source code and executable codeSolve problems using various paradigms such as procedural programming, object oriented programming, and functional programmingWrite high-quality code using several coding conventions and best practicesBecome well-versed with how to track and fix bugs in your programsWho this book is for This book is for beginners who have never programmed before and are looking to enter the world of programming. This includes anyone who is about to start studying programming and wants a head start, or simply wants to learn how to program on their own.

A Career in Coding

The computer science topic is paired with an age-appropriate curricular topic to deepen readers’ learning experience and introduce computer science careers in the real world. In this book, readers will learn about a career in coding.

A Career in Coding

Computer science is all around us—at school, at home, and in the community. This book gives readers the essential tools they need to understand different careers in computers. Brilliant color photographs and accessible text will engage readers and allow them to connect deeply with the concept. The computer science topic is paired with an age-appropriate curricular topic to deepen readers’ learning experience and introduce computer science careers in the real world. In this book, readers will learn about a career in coding. This nonfiction title is paired with the fiction title My Mom Can Code (ISBN: 9781538352267).

DK Readers L2 Story of Coding

This reading book for kids explores the world of coding while building reading skills and teaching exciting vocabulary. Packed with photographs, diagrams, fun facts, and strong visual clues to keep your little ones engaged.

DK Readers L2  Story of Coding

Discover the history of computers and coding. From Ada Lovelace's initial idea of computer programming to today's coding languages like Scratch, Python, Javascript, and more. This reading book for kids explores the world of coding while building reading skills and teaching exciting vocabulary. Packed with photographs, diagrams, fun facts, and strong visual clues to keep your little ones engaged. What exactly is a computer? How do they work? What is a code? What are the different coding languages? This beginner's reader explores it all and more! Young children will find out what coding is, how it developed, and how modern codes are used for everyday purposes. It's the perfect reading book for ages 5-7 who are starting to read fluently with support. Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams and activities. Explore, Engage, And Learn! There's a message for readers to decode, plus tips for writing their own code with child-friendly Scratch programming. This kid's educational book explores the world of coding and is full of facts kids will love reading. While learning to read, kids will also: - Learn about what coding is - Explore the world of early computers - Discover coding languages and coding today - Enjoy cool coding tips and test their knowledge Trusted by parents, teachers, and librarians, and loved by kids, DK's leveled series of kids reading books is now revised and updated. With shiny new jackets and brand-new nonfiction narrative content on the topics kids love, each book is written and reviewed by literacy experts and contains a glossary and index, making them the perfect choice for helping develop strong reading habits for kids ages 3-11. Add other Level 2 titles to your collection covering a range of topics like LEGO City: Heroes to the Rescue: Find Out How They Keep the City Safe, What Is An Election?, Hello Hedgehog, Amazing Bees, Life In The Stone Age, many Star Wars titles and more.

The Maker Cookbook Recipes for Children s and Tween Library Programs

Computer programming is fast becoming a necessary life skill. In the near future, children will need, at minimum, a basic knowledge of the workings of computer programming and coding.

The Maker Cookbook  Recipes for Children s and  Tween Library Programs

The Maker Movement is hot, and librarians are eager to participate. Even if you feel restricted by budget, staff, or space, this step-by-step guide will help you turn your library into a creativity center. • Makes it easy for you to host Maker programs for children and 'tweens—with "No Makerspace Required!" • Provides clear, step-by-step directions for creating new Maker programming or adding Maker elements to an existing program • Offers alternatives that allow you to customize programs according to the resources available • Suggests curricular tie-ins so the programs can be used in a school setting • Includes appendices chock full of supplemental materials such as book-discussion questions, checklists, and other reproducible participant handouts

Coding Literacy

Mass programming campaigns also reflect the concerns of their time periods: the recognition that future leaders needed to understand the computer in the 1960s, ... We will not soon retreat from a world saturated with code and computers.

Coding Literacy

How the theoretical tools of literacy help us understand programming in its historical, social and conceptual contexts. The message from educators, the tech community, and even politicians is clear: everyone should learn to code. To emphasize the universality and importance of computer programming, promoters of coding for everyone often invoke the concept of “literacy,” drawing parallels between reading and writing code and reading and writing text. In this book, Annette Vee examines the coding-as-literacy analogy and argues that it can be an apt rhetorical frame. The theoretical tools of literacy help us understand programming beyond a technical level, and in its historical, social, and conceptual contexts. Viewing programming from the perspective of literacy and literacy from the perspective of programming, she argues, shifts our understandings of both. Computer programming becomes part of an array of communication skills important in everyday life, and literacy, augmented by programming, becomes more capacious. Vee examines the ways that programming is linked with literacy in coding literacy campaigns, considering the ideologies that accompany this coupling, and she looks at how both writing and programming encode and distribute information. She explores historical parallels between writing and programming, using the evolution of mass textual literacy to shed light on the trajectory of code from military and government infrastructure to large-scale businesses to personal use. Writing and coding were institutionalized, domesticated, and then established as a basis for literacy. Just as societies demonstrated a “literate mentality” regardless of the literate status of individuals, Vee argues, a “computational mentality” is now emerging even though coding is still a specialized skill.

100 Things to Know about Computers and Coding

Find the answers these questions about the amazing world of numbers, computers and coding, along with loads of other curious, amazing and mind-boggling facts, in this eye-catching book that is absolutely bursting with information.

100 Things to Know about Computers  and Coding

When was the webcam invented and why? Do imaginary numbers exist? What is fuzzy logic? Find the answers these questions about the amazing world of numbers, computers and coding, along with loads of other curious, amazing and mind-boggling facts, in this eye-catching book that is absolutely bursting with information. Covers a wide range of topics from Ancient counting systems to unsolved mathematical mysteries and the latest in wearable computer technology, including all kinds of things you won't find in an ordinary text book. With bold illustrations, picture maps and infographics, and clear, comprehensible text, children can pore over the information that they'll delight in sharing with family and friends. Also includes links to specially selected websites with further information, games and video clips. Part of the popular '100 Things to Know' series, ideal gifts for fact-hungry children.

A World of Programming

"First published in 2016 by Wayland, a division of Hachette Children's Group, an Hachette UK Company"--Colophon.

A World of Programming

"First published in 2016 by Wayland, a division of Hachette Children's Group, an Hachette UK Company"--Colophon.