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Coding for Kids: Top 5 skills kids learn by coding

Creativity In block-based coding, you create programs by dragging and attaching blocks on a canvas rather than by writing code. The blocks snap together just like Lego blocks stacking together. Problem Solving Block-based coding is ideal for beginners as a first introduction to the world of programming. Logic It is hard to make mistakes when dragging and organizing blocks! Learners are able to rapidly see their creations in action without getting bogged down by the syntax complexities of modern programming

Top 6 Python libraries for kids

turtle: The turtle was originally popularized by the Logo programming language where it refers to a little robot with a retractable pen that moves along the floor and can draw pictures as it moves. In the Python turtle module instead of a robot moving over a sheet of paper you have a cursor/icon that draws pictures on the screen. It is an excellent way for kids to learn Python programming and express their creativity! (The Kodeclik Python 102 course introduces

What is block based programming?

What is block based coding? In block-based coding, you create programs by dragging and attaching blocks on a canvas rather than by writing code. The blocks snap together just like Lego blocks stacking together. Who uses block based coding? Block-based coding is ideal for beginners as a first introduction to the world of programming. What are the benefits of block based coding? It is hard to make mistakes when dragging and organizing blocks! Learners are able to rapidly see their

What is a cookie?

What is a cookie? A cookie is simply a file that is deposited on your computer by a website you visit. E.g., if you visit the website for the Avengers movie, the site will create a file on your computer that it can lookup next time you visit the same site. What is the big deal? If there is a cookie on your computer, the site will know that you are a returning visitor and perhaps say “Welcome back!”. It
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Scratch Coding: Block based programming

Scratch Coding: Block based programmingScratch is a block based programming language developed at the Lifelong Kidergarten at MIT’s Media lab. It is a wonderful tool that can be used to introduce coding to kids at age 8-12. Scratch is often referred to as a block based programming language since all the code is built using blocks rather than writing text. In other words, Scratch programs consist of blocks that are connected together to form a program. Each block is used

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