[Source: CompuScholar, Inc.]

[Source: CompuScholar, Inc.]

CompuScholar’s KidCoder: Web Design is a year-long, online course that covers all topics generally included in introductory web-design programs at the middle school and high school level. Instruction meets the requirements for Texas Web Design courses and no prior programming experience is required. The course addresses the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills needed to create websites in both the Windows and Mac operating systems. Learning List has recently completed a review of the online course.

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KidCoder: Web Design introduces students to the basic concepts of web design, such as web languages and the organization of content. Instruction builds across the year to cover more advanced topics, including the use of graphics, audio, and video; HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills; and jQuery. Most lessons contain a closed-captioned video, a lesson text, and a quiz. Videos are narrated slide shows or animations that introduce and demonstrate web programming and design tasks. Lesson texts complement videos, providing more in depth coverage of content.

Each chapter includes one or more hands-on projects and ends with a summative test. The course’s mid-term and final exam are projects in which students work with peers to create their own websites. Supplemental lessons and projects are provided to extend instruction and meet advanced student needs. Click here for a free trial.

About CompuScholar, Inc.*

The company was founded by software engineers with many years of experience in the software industry. CompuScholar has a passion for quality computer programming and encourages students of all ages to learn best practices and modern technical skills.

A love of computers starts early. Many computer programmers write their first programs in middle school. Their courses let kids and teens take that important first step towards what could become a lifelong hobby, career, and passion!

CompuScholar is led by Chris Yust, a 17-year computer science veteran and author of eight computer programming textbooks for children. Chris has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and has run a professional consulting company for over a decade. Chris regularly speaks at workshops, telling teachers and parents that computer science really isn’t that scary after all. CompuScholar, Inc. offers curriculum tailored for public and private school systems. Individuals who wish to purchase the same material in a self-study format can visit their sister company, Homeschool Programming, Inc.

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