Computer Programming Courses from Sonlight

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Computer Programming Courses from Sonlight
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Fri, 09-07-2012 - 9:48am

I've not used any of these materials...I'm just passing along the info as I know that occasionally someone asks about programming classes.

  • KidCoder™ Windows Programming, for 4th through 8th graders, introduces kids to Visual Basic, an industry-standard language that's simple to learn. Younger learners want to see their creations on the screen quickly and Visual Basic allows them to write real Windows programs. Game Programming, the second in the series, builds on the first course to teach your children video game design—complete with animation, sound effects and artificial intelligence.

  • TeenCoder™, for 9th through 12th graders, includes a two-semester C# language series. Windows Programming teaches Microsoft's most modern object-oriented language, widely used in academia and the IT industry, and is a great computer science elective addition to your high schooler's transcript. Game Programming pairs C# with XNA Game Studio in an easy-to-use framework that lets learners not only write their own Windows games from scratch, but also create games for XBox 360.

  • TeenCoder™ offers a second two-part series, Java Programming and Android Programming. High schoolers first learn Java, a popular technology with many applications, which will also prepare them for the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A exam. In the follow-up course, your children will harness their Java knowledge, along with the free Android Developers Tools for Eclipse, to create their own mobile applications.

Each course package also includes animated and engaging instructional videos that supplement and reinforce your young programmer's textbook learning.


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Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:01am
I just got an email from them and I am very intrigued! Do they have sampels on up?

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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 12:17am

Heather, I haven't had a chance to go to the site and check for samples, but hopefully they do!  Then I'll have to see if anyone in my house is interested.  I bet someone might be!


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Wed, 09-12-2012 - 8:56pm
WOW that sounds awesome! Great idea, the computer world needs more people that get this stuff and can hit the ground running and not asking others questions over and over so no real work gets done! Then that person stays late and I have to do all the cooking and taxi jobs! :smileyhappy:
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 9:35am
After looking it over, I htin we;ll get it to begin in Jan. DH is the computer guy, so I do want him to look it over.

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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 12:11am

Cool!  Let us know what you/he thinks of it!


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Fri, 12-07-2012 - 3:27pm

Vegiemama, which course are you going to try?  I'm going to ask my dh to look into the high school course.  We may be interested for our son, but not this year. I look forward to you letting us know what you think of it.  :)

Thanks.

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Mon, 12-10-2012 - 3:43pm

No plans to try it, at this point.  I'd have to have a kid that was interested in computer programming, LOL. Of my two kids, my ds10 would be the most likely to have an interest in something like this.


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