Help kids learn to code with "DK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch."Computer coding is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. It is being incorporated into curriculum, beginning as early as kindergarten, to ensure students understand the languages and uses of computer coding. Quick and easy to use, especially for kids who have no experience with computer language, Scratch is currently one of the most popular and largest technology trends for children, providing a gateway to more complicated coding languages.Young coders will learn about the history of coding, how to download Scratch, and how to create projects focused on animation, loops and movement, and clever control before putting it all together to create a Grand Finale.The perfect introductory practice book to build and sharpen vital skills in one of the fastest growing industries, "DK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch" contains exercises, a glossary, and easy-to-follow instructions. Designed for novice coders, this workbook will walk kids through programming and Scratch using comprehensive lessons and Minecraft-style illustrations.
Dr. Jon Woodcock has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Computational Astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education, giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on numerous science and technology books as a contributor and consultant, including DK's How Cool Stuff Works and Help Your Kids with Computer Coding.