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Kid Coder: Beginning Web Design
Do you know a kid who is really into technology? What kid isn’t, right? I had the chance to review a course on beginning web design meant for kids in grades 4-12. The courses are award wining and give kids the skills they need to create their own websites, video games, and apps. The curriculum is self study so kids can study when they want and move at their own pace.
I started working on the course that I received and it is definitely a detailed course. I wasn’t expecting as much as there is! Quite honestly, this is an in-depth, thorough course that can help your child get a head start at learning technological skills that can help them get ahead in their career.
I think that kids should be taught to code. Why can’t they learn html at school? Maybe not all kids would be into it but for those who are, it is a great outlet for creative energy. Not every child is interested in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Teaching them something that is useful and interesting like beginning web design offers an alternative to the coursework that they learn in school.
Imagine if this kind of course were available in every school. Students were taught basic coding in their elementary years and had the opportunity to learn more as they got older. Think about all the ideas that kids’ brains can come up with.
My impressions of the course that I tried is that it provides information in a way that progresses in such a way that kids can learn some of the basics about computers and end up knowing quite a bit. I only wish my little guy was old enough to try this course!
There are 4 independent course tracks that cover different subjects and age ranges.
* KidCoder: Beginning Web Design (4th-12th grades)
* KidCoder: Windows Programming (6th-8th grades)
* TeenCoder: Winodws Programming (9th-12th grades)
* TeenCoder: Java Programming (9th-12th grades)
You can learn more about them here.
I think if you know a child who shows interest in computer science, why not surprise them with this course or ask them if it’s something they might like to try? You never know. This might be a course that sparks their interest in computer science as a career. You might be helping the next Mark Zuckerberg.
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