If you’ve got a ‘Minecraft’ fan or a young programmer under your roof or are maybe teaching some tech camps this summer, you’ll want to take a look at these two now-released titles. Read More
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What if you’ve never stepped foot in a computer science class, but you want your child to know how to code? It can be difficult to pass along information you don’t have yourself. Luckily, No Starch has published a set of Scratch Coding Cards to help anyone get started with MIT’s coding site. Read More
I’ve reviewed a bunch of Scratch books for GeekDad over the years, and these books are always displayed on a table during my summer camps for kids. And for Summer 2017, I’m going to be able to add another powerful Scratch book to the mix–No Starch’s ‘Scratch Programming Playground’ by Al Sweigart. Read More
One of the nicest parts of Scratch is its social component: kids can tell other kids what they liked about their projects. Read More
Sometimes the timing of a new book release just seems magical. I’ve got a collection of tech camps that I’ll be teaching this summer, including a Beginning Game Programming camp for ages 8 to 13. I’ve got a lot of the curriculum already selected, but I’ve been specifically looking for a kid-friendly book on Python that doesn’t talk down to kids AND provides a logical and well-organized attack on programming theory that follows the handful of programming courses I took years ago. For some time now, my search hasn’t been going so well… there are some great Python books out there, but for one reason or another I just haven’t found a solid match.
When a press release for ‘Teach Your Kids To Code’ by Bryson Payne landed in my Inbox, I pounced. Read More
I’ve fallen in love with a book. Like fallen head-over-heels, carry-it-all-around-town, sneak-in-pages-whenever-I-can in love. The real deal.
The book that is the object of my affection?
If you’re looking to save some money on print books or ebooks, you’re in luck today! There are two specials going on — one from O’Reilly and the other from No Starch. Read More
I won’t go so far as to say this book might have made a difference in my chemistry grade back when. And I’m certain it would not have swayed me to consider any kind of career that involved chemistry. But … Read More
I started learning programming in eighth grade. It was on my school’s first Apple II and the program that most sticks in my head was a short BASIC routine that had a small square bouncing around and off the edges … Read More