KidCoder Game Programming with Visual Basic Online Course
Now your 6th – 8th Grade student can learn Visual Basic with KidCoder Windows Complete, a two-semester self-studying computer programming course. This brilliant and much needed course is written by experienced software engineers who are also homeschool parents. They know how crazy-busy homeschooling can be, so KidCoder Windows Series' self-study curriculum requires no parental expertise!
In the first semester, your student will learn to write graphical Windows programs using the Visual Basic programming language. That includes working with numeric and text data, finding and fixing program errors, publishing programs to other computers, and more, culminating in the creation of a simple video game.
In the second semester of KidCoder Windows Complete, your child will learn how to draw shapes on the screen, display and animate images, play music and sound effects, and more. With KidCoder Windows & Game Programming, he will write several Visual Basic video games and gain the skills needed to create more on his own.
Using industry-standard languages, the engaging, hands-on KidCoder Windows & Game Programming's activities will require no additional software purchases. This edition of the course is entirely web-based, and includes a 12-month subscription to the course.
You can view the Course Syllabus here
The main software your student will install is Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express (C# or Visual Basic). This software will work on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit), and Windows 8 (except RT). Please see the supported operating systems list below for more details!
In order to run Visual Studio 2010 Express your student should have access to a computer that has the following minimum requirements:
Supported Operating Systems:
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2013 Homeschooling Parent Seal of Approval: Supplemental Curriculum
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2013 Homeschool.com Top Curriculum Award
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2012 Homeschooling Parent Seal of Approval: Computer Curriculum
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2012 Old Schoolhouse Excellence in Education First Place in Computer Science!
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Approved by Homeschool.com in 2011
2012 International Book Awards: KidCoder: Windows Programming "Children's Educational" finalist!
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