Coding for Parents
Everything You Need to Know to Confidently Help with Homework
by Frazer Wilson
Coding for Parents: Facing the daunting prospect of helping your children with their coding homework? Unlock the mysteries of coding with this easy-to-follow and well-illustrated guide!
Organized by age and grade, CODING FOR PARENTS (Sterling, August 2017) leads you through the basics – building your knowledge of key concepts, terminology, and techniques, and giving you the language you’ll need to explain it all to your child. Instructional diagrams and compelling illustrations appear throughout to enhance your understanding, and the book covers the most popular software, including Scratch, Python, and Java.
I am not technologically inclined. Computers? I can navigate through social media, use my email… you know: the basics. Anything more complicated than that and I am asking my 19 year old son to help me out (“Taylor, just fix it… just make it work.”). If you’re like me you might be curious as to what coding is. Coding is basically the language you use to make your computer (or calculator, or phone, etc) do what you want it to do. It is the language you use to give your device instructions, and everything from your tablet to your computer and beyond uses code. It is an integral part of our day-to-day lives now, and still something that many of us over the age of 40 (myself included) don’t really understand.
What I like most about about Coding for Parents is that it is laid out in a way that I can actually understand, in a language I can read, and in a format that makes sense. Helping my youngest 3 with their homework is a lot different from when I was helping my older 2, and is nothing like the homework I had growing up. Everything is computerized now, and Coding for Parents is going to be extremely useful for me as the kids learn concepts in school that I don’t understand myself.
Set out in chronological order, you will learn everything from myths and misconceptions regarding coding to how to create your own Java Script program (and everything in between).
CODING FOR PARENTS will teach you what you need to know … so you can teach your kids, and learn something new yourself!
Frazer Wilson is a web designer and front-end developer who teachers coding in a local school as part of an organization called Code Club. CODING FOR PARENTS is his first book. He lives in London. You can connect with him on twitter: https://twitter.com/frazewilson
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Coding for Parents is available to purchase wherever Sterling books are sold starting August 1, 2017. Suggested Retail Price is $14.95 US/$16.95 CAN.
Sterling Books wants to help you learn coding so you can in turn help your children.
The Prize: One (1) reader will win Coding for Parents ($14.95 US/$16.95 CAN).
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Eligibility: Canada and USA
End Date: August 18, 2017
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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.
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