WHAT IS CODING AND PROGRAMMING AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
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.
- 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.
- 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!
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!