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Understanding Coding with Scratch

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Coding was once an inaccessible activity for elementary students, but not any more. Scratch is an exciting and easy-to-learn coding program for people of all ages. Instead of lines of text, users code by dragging and dropping colorful, stackable blocks to create animations. With this colorful, intuitive, and simple application, even new Scratch users will begin to understand the logic behind coding in just minutes! Coding examples and photographs of age-appropriate students help readers feel at ease with STEM concepts.

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Understanding Coding with Hopscotch

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Coding for elementary students is a new and exciting learning opportunity, and this book will show readers how to get coding in just minutes with the program Hopscotch. Instead of lines of text, Hopscotch provides users with colorful, stackable blocks to create animations, games, and more. The main text is supplemented with informative captions, sidebars, and a graphic organizer. Examples of Hopscotch visuals and photographs of kids engaged in coding are also included. These elements come together to help readers grasp the logic and STEM concepts involved with coding.

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Understanding Coding with Python

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Usually we think of coding as something only trained experts and scientists can handle, but not any more thanks to programs like Python. First developed in 1991, Python uses lines of code, letters, and symbols, to create computer programs. Python is easier to read and takes fewer lines of code to accomplish tasks than some programming languages. Python's creator, Guido van Rossum, wanted to create open-source software that used easy-to-understand coding text. His software allows even novice programmers to see results in a short amount of time.

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Understanding Coding with Ruby

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In 1995, computer programmer Yukihiro Matsumoto introduced Ruby programming language to the world. He created a language that used his favorite elements of other languages, but was more object-oriented and easy to use, even for coding newbies. Ruby is also open-source software, meaning anyone can use, modify, and distribute it. Inside this volume, readers will learn the ins and outs of coding with Ruby, including why using "blocks of text" and mostly plain English text makes it an ideal program for ease of use.

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Understanding Coding with Minecraft

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Introduced in 2009, Minecraft? has become an enormous success with gaming kids and adults. Users love exploring and building within Minecraft's mind-bogglingly large environments. This game allows users to practice STEM skills while having fun. One of its greatest strengths is its ability to teach coding principles with "redstone" blocks. These blocks can be used to make exciting machines and devices in Minecraft's virtual world. With this volume, readers will learn the logic and technology behind coding with Minecraft?.

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Learn to Program with Minecraft

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A blocky introduction to programming. You've bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you'll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers!

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Python for Kids

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Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that's easy to learn and fun to use! But books about learning to program in Python can be kind of dull, gray, and boring, and that's no fun for anyone.

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Learn to Program with Scratch

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Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts?

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Help Your Kids With Computer Coding

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Help Your Kids with Computer Coding is exactly what ever parent of a budding computer programmer needs. The straightforward visual approach combines colorful graphics with step-by-step instructions, making the art of coding clear and enjoyable for the complete beginner.

From coding basics to fun projects, this unique guide will inspire children to use their imaginations and problem-solving skills to build games and animations using two different programming languages—Scratch and Python.

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Coding Games in Scratch

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

Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder using the popular programming language Scratch™. Improve your coding skills and learn to create, remix, and customize your own games. Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores.

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Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook

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Get ready to learn a whole new language: computer coding!

Do you love to play computer games? You can teach yourself how to create your own games with this Scratch programming workbook.

A playful, hands-on introduction to coding your own games in Scratch, the free online coding platform. Helps develop the essential skills needed to work with code, including problem solving and critical thinking. Perfect for beginners, with easy-to-understand, engaging instructions and no complicated jargon.

Get ready, get set, get coding!

Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook