KidCoder: Windows Programming Package RE1

KidCoder: Windows Programming Package

Third Edition with Instructional Videos

This item has been discontinued.

Description

The first-semester course in the KidCoder series. Your 4th—8th grade students will learn how to write graphical Windows programs using Visual Basic.


KidCoder: Windows Programming Demo

Topics Covered in Windows Programming

  • Introduction to computer hardware, software and programming history
  • Using the Microsoft Visual Basic Express development environment
  • Managing numeric and text data
  • Making decisions about program flow
  • Obtaining and validating user input
  • Working with numbers and math operations
  • Working with strings (text)
  • Learning how to debug (find errors in) your code
  • Learning how to write loops to execute sections of code many times
  • Working with arrays (sets of data)
  • Publishing your programs to other computers
  • Putting it all together — write a simple graphical game!

Note: Younger students (4th-5th grade) may need extra assistance with concepts such as negative numbers, simple Cartesian coordinates, and certain data abstractions.

System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 and up (including Windows 10)
  • 1.6Ghz or faster CPU
  • 1Gb of RAM
  • Monitor with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  • A graphics card supporting DirectX-10 or later
  • 3GB or more of free hard drive space
  • DVD-ROM drive

Please Note: Software cannot be returned for a refund once package is opened.

You only need to purchase one copy for your immediate family. However, if you want to use Homeschool Programming with a group of unrelated children, a separate course must be purchased for each student.

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