Getting Started with Coding: Get Creative with Code!
by Camille McCue
Published by For Dummies, A Wiley Brand, £8.99, ISBN: 9781119177173
With current initiatives such as the BBC micro:bit encouraging children to develop programming skills,Getting Started with Coding is an ideal first step to introduce children to simple coding concepts. Over the course of three easy-to-follow projects, young readers can create a computer game, simulation and design tool. Using the MicroWorlds EX tool, a platform designed specifically to teach coding to young students, the projects include:
Modding Minecraft: Build Your Own Minecraft Mods!
by Sarah Guthals PhD, Stephen Foster, PhD and Lindsey Handley, PhD
Published by For Dummies, A Wiley Brand, £8.99, ISBN: 9781119177272
According to its official website, more than 23 million people have bought the PC/Mac version of Minecraft to date.
Modding Minecraft provides an ideal entry point for students needing basic exposure to coding while participating in a game that’s popular around the globe. It walks young readers through three basic game modification projects that outline how to create games and worlds in Minecraft.
The projects introduce readers to core coding concepts while keeping tasks simple and easy to follow. Using LearnToMod, a platform designed specifically to teach young students how to modify Minecraft, projects include:
Making You Tube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!
by Nick Willoughby
Published by For Dummies, A Wiley Brand, £8.99, ISBN: 9781119177241
There’s no doubt that a huge amount of people around the world use YouTube every day. Its websitestates that it has over a billion users and that the number of hours people spend watching videos on YouTube has increased by 60 per cent year on year.
Using simple and fun projects, Making YouTube Videos introduces young people to the skills required to shoot, edit and share video on the channel. It provides an ideal entry point for students needing basic exposure to the technology behind making and sharing video without the requirement to invest a lot of time or money into the effort.
Author Nick Willoughby takes the reader step-by-step from initial idea to sharing on the channel, covering: