Teach Your Kids Game Design in any Language, and Learn With Them!
As adults we all know that computing can sometimes require a steep learning curve. That's why we have Wealthy Affiliate - to tackle the skill set we need to succeed online. I don't think any training and marketing company does Internet business training better than WA.
But what if I told you that there is a company out there committed to teaching the next generation how to be software developers, and it's all FREE. It's called code.org. I use the shortcut and start at studio.code.org which takes me right to the main screen:
I have a Master's of Science in Education and I have been teaching computing to the K-6 crowd for the last 18 years. Let's just say I know a little bit about how children interact with computers. This website is the best tool I've ever seen for teaching anyone how to code.
A lot of adults don't know that millions have been poured into websites designed to teach kids how to code. We need software developers, and someone has to train them to like coding and think of it as fun. Code.org does just that with a system called Blockly.
The developers who created Blockly were very crafty and they use Angry Bird, Star Wars, Minecraft and Moana to entice the little ones to start using programming commands.
I've never particularly loved programming, but teaching the kids has forced me to learn all of this. So I use the site myself when I need to master a concept I know they are going to have trouble with. I get on the site and run through the tasks, like repeat loops, so I know I have a good grasp on it myself.
The kids in my school now know more about programming than any of the adults, including me!
So if you want to make sure the kids in your life are getting a leg up on building the right skill set for future jobs...take them on a trip through studio.code.org. Click on the K-5 box and get started.
Last, but not least. Code.org offers everything in almost 50 languages. There is a tiny box at the bottom of every page that allows the user to change the written language on the page:
You never know. Your kid might build a top selling game and then with all the skills you've learned at Wealthy Affiliate you can package it and market it for them. Then you can all retire to someplace warm and sunny.
Just like Wealthy Affiliate has changed our lives. Code.org will change your kid's lives, forever. Let me know what you think. Grab a 7 year old, or a 15 year old, or a 20 year old and get started. And please feel free to ask questions.