Homeschooled computer-wizards rejoice! KidCoder curriculum will teach students to write their own Windows and Game programs using industry-standard Visual Basic programming language. Fun, independent, and hands-on, students will learn about game design and logic, displaying graphics, animating images, handling sprites, playing sounds, and even AI! Lessons are clearly laid out with instructions, background information, and screenshots. 232 pages, paperback with course CD-ROM included. Grades 4-8.
I really am having a hard time deciding betwen kid coder and teen coder. My daughter is 13 and going into the 8th grade. I know the grade reccomendations but my biggest question is if I start her on kid coder is there enough difference when she finishes it to do teen coder? It looks like really the same thing. Seems like the teen one would be a lot of review. Thanks.
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According to the publisher, the grade levels are recommendations only. A highly motivated pre-teen could probably complete a TeenCoder course with a little more time or assistance. Or, your teenager may be happier with the lighter courses from the KidCoder Series.
Each series teaches different programming languages, so a student may productively work their way through both. KidCoder is an easier sequence, and there is some overlap between the series, so students that have already taken it will find some aspects of TeenCoder very familiar, and can progress quickly through those sections