Everything in the modern world is surrounded by code. Your Phone, your watch and the software on your mobile devices, for example “Whats App”. Modern infrastructure, information technology, everything relies on code. Your Fridge, oven, car, code is everywhere in order to create new software or to build powerful machines to build even smaller computer parts. But how to teach this to your kids or family members who only use all gadgets but don’t think about them. Everything is being used without a thought why do we even can use such amazing devices.
The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. If you want to try this yourself with or without your kids, click here for further information about Hour of Code (with TouchDevelop).
Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.
I setup a new goal for my self to get a better understanding of how code can and is working in our world, to become a better teacher for my nephews to enjoy coding. Coding can be intimidating in the first place but always should be fun. With my new goal in mind to teach my nephews how to write and read code, enjoy coding and how to wield (magic) powers I searched for cool places how to teach yourself coding – and if you’re already can code how get more knowledge of stuff you don’t know.
Looking for cool places to teach yourself coding? There are many websites and places how to learn coding. Udacity for example, a great platform with affordable, accessible and engaging courses. Interested in modern web development? Try out Laracasts. With Laracasts you can learn necessary skills using modern web applications, such as PHP, Laravel, VueJS and other. If you’re just a mediocre PHP developer? I recommend Laracasts. Here two other notable sites if you don’t know them already.
Codecademy is a lesson based way of learning programming. Offering free courses and professional courses. The Pro (Subscription) is $ 60 per month.
- HTML & CSS
- Learn APIs
Hacksaw Academy is similar to Codeacademy with more focus on student portfolios. Learn to design and develop useful apps online, with fully interactive platform divided into bite size programming tutorials.
- HTML & CSS
- Learn APIs
- Free projects and the Academy is $24.99 per month
There are many websites and places how to learn coding. Udacity for example, a great platform with affordable, accessible and engaging courses. Interested in modern web development? Try out laracasts. With Laracasts you can learn necessary skills using modern web applications, such as PHP, Laravel, VueJS and other. If you’re just a mediocre PHP developer? I recommend Laracasts.