Computer Science

WHAT IS CODING AND PROGRAMMING AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

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WHAT IS COMPUTER CODING? -FOR STUDENTS

LEARNING ABOUT COMPUTER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

How to choose your first programming language is a challenge. There are so many languages. Where do you begin? How do you pick the best programming language for your needs?

There are at least three types of programming languages:

Image or Picture Languages — these languages teach computer science and programming concepts through the manipulation of images. Turtle Art is a great example.

Block or Bubble Languages — these languages use blocks and sometimes actual code to perform tasks, for example, spinning an image or making an image follow a specified route. Scratch, Tynker, and several other languages are examples. These languages bridge the gap between picture languages and traditional languages.

“Real” Programming Languages — these languages are what adults think of as programming languages. Often obscure and inscrutable at times, programming languages can be learned step by step as people learn how to perform tasks and create applications. Python, PHP, Erlang, JavaScript, and perhaps thousands of other languages fit into this category.

Let's Code!

TYNKER

  • All Double Peak Students have access to our site purchased Tynker Curriculum.
  • Tynker is a revolutionary way for kids to learn how to code! Tynker’s comprehensive learning experience introduces kids ages 7-14 to programming in a fun and visual way.

CODE.ORG- LEARN

Learn about Coding and Programming Here

  • Stretch yourself! If you already know how to code, try something new...try a new computer language!

GOOGLE CS FIRST

Want to code for a purpose? To tell a story, design a game, fashion and design? Check out Google CS First Here!

  • www.cs-first.com/go
  • All club members must visit cs-first.com/go, click "Enter Club Code" and follow the directions to be assigned to your theme and club. New club members will receive a username and password. Returning club members may reuse their username and password.

BITSBOX

Real Coding with Bitsbox

Try these out!

All computer languages are very similar. By learning true Javascript inside Bitsbox, kids have a huge head start toward being computer literate and technologically confident.

Want to create your own App?

With Bitsbox, kids get to program video games, puzzles, drawing tools, music apps, simulations, and much more. It's a full-blown app development environment.

See Task Cards in DPS Innovation Lab Binder to Get Started!

MORE CODING FUN

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Coding for Younger Scholars (and older too!)

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