Product Review: Kid Coder

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The award-winning KidCoder and TeenCoder computer science courses will teach your 4th-12th grade student how to create their own websites, video games, and apps.  The self-study curriculum will introduce students to modern, industry-standard technologies like HTML, Java, C#, and Visual Basic.  Ideal for homeschool students seeking elective computer credit or any individual student who can’t get material like this through their normal school system.

I have to say – as a software engineer, I totally wish that something like this was around when I was in school! We had 1 programming class available in highschool, which I obviously took – but having more languages and resources at my finger tips would have been great.

I reviewed from the TeenCoder series – Java Programming. For review purposes, everything that I used was digital.

TeenCoder works on both PCs and Macs and the text book includes what kind of system hardware you will need in order to run the course.

The text book explains things in an easy to understand way and there are also insets with tips and additional information.  The code is all blocked out in the texts as well so if you need to refer back quickly to find a piece of code, it stands out.

The book starts out with background information and talks a bit about ethics, etc. before really jumping into things.  Similar to what you would learn in any programming class at school – but you can read through everything at your own pace.

I didn’t get through the whole course (yet) but since the next step in the TeenCoder series is Apps – which is something I’d really like to learn more about – I will certainly be finishing this Java course to move on to the next course!

The courses currently available are:

Kid Coder : Web Design
Kid Coder : Windows  / Game
Teen Coder: Windows / Game
Teen Coder: Java / Android

Find out more at: http://homeschoolprogramming.com/

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