The KidCoder Windows and Game Programming courses are designed for 6th-8th grade students looking for a fun, easy-to-learn, computer science elective. These self-study courses teach computer programming (how to create software) using a programming language called "Visual Basic". This language is very English-like, and is easy to learn and use. Your student's computer science education starts here!

You can also purchase optional Instructional Videos, which are great supplements for the audio/visual learner. For every lesson in a course, we have a matching 5 to 10 minute video, which will cover the same concepts as the lesson. You may see animation and narration describing a concept or a recorded demonstration showing exactly how to complete a task. The textbook is still needed to complete the course, and the videos are optional, but they are a great addition to our curriculum!

The Year Pack (Our Best Value)

The KidCoder: Windows and Game Year Pack is our best value in this series. You get both our first semester KidCoder: Windows Programming course AND the second semester KidCoder: Game Programming course in one discounted bundle. Enjoy a full year's worth of material!

For sample pages, topics and videos, check out the individual course descriptions below.

These courses ship as textbooks with accompanying CD(s), and require a Windows computer with CD-ROM drive.
See full system requirements here.

Ready to purchase? Choose your option below:

Complete Courses

$120.00

Courses and Videos

$145.00

Videos Only

$30.00

 

 

KidCoder: Windows Programming

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Instructional Video

KidCoder: Windows Programming is the first semester course in the KidCoder: Windows and Game series. Your 6th–8th grade students will learn to write graphical Windows programs using the Visual Basic programming language.

Some of the topics in this book include using software tools, working with numeric and text data, math operations, responding to user input, finding and fixing program errors, publishing programs to other computers and more.

At the end of the book, your student will put all their new skills together to create a simple video game!

This course ships as a textbook with accompanying CD(s), and requires a Windows computer with CD-ROM drive.
See full system requirements here.

Ready to purchase? Choose your option below:

Complete Course

$70.00

Complete Course and Videos

$85.00

Videos Only

$20.00

 

 

KidCoder: Game Programming

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the Textbook

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Instructional Video

KidCoder: Game Programming is the second semester course in our KidCoder Windows and Game series. Your student will be excited about each lesson!

Some of the topics in this book include drawing shapes on the screen, handling keyboard clicks and mouse movements, displaying and animating images, collision detection, playing music and sound effects, artificial intelligence and more.

Your student will write several Visual Basic video games and gain the skills needed to create more on their own!

This course ships as a textbook with accompanying CD(s), and requires a Windows computer with CD-ROM drive.
See full system requirements here.

Students must complete the first semester KidCoder: Windows Programming course before starting this second semester course!

Ready to purchase? Choose your option below:

Complete Course

$70.00

Complete Course and Videos

$85.00

Videos Only

$20.00