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Teach your homeschooled students about computer science with curriculum, charts, books & more!
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  1. Building a Mobile App: Design and Program Your Own App!
    Building a Mobile App: Design and Program Your Own App!
    Sarah Guthals
    For Dummies / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/16/17.
    Stock No: WW376422
  1. Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site!
    Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site!
    Greg Rickaby
    For Dummies / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/16/17.
    Stock No: WW376514
  1. Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers!
    Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers!
    Chris Minnick, Eva Holland
    For Dummies / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 15% ($1.50)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/16/17.
    Stock No: WW177302

Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers! is an excellent guide to help kids start learning to write in code! Kids follow simple steps as they work with real code to build their own web robots and complete other exercises. Readers will:

  • Create an animated robot app by writing code that builds the robot's body and structure, gives your bot some style through customization of the robot's color and shape, and get your robot moving with code that teaches it how to dance

  • Create Cool Games
  • Make a Web Page
  • And Learn real JavaScript by creating a madlibs-style game, an adventure game, calculator app, lemonade stand app, and more!

System Requirements:

Hardware - PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Software - Web browser to access JSFiddle.net: Google ChromeT, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher

Ages 7-11 / Grades 2-6.128 pages, softcover. Dummies Junior Series.

  1. Let's Go Code! Activity Set, 50 Pieces
    Let's Go Code! Activity Set, 50 Pieces
    Learning Resources Inc / 2017 / Gift
    $29.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 14% ($5.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW028355

A fun, non-digital way to introduce children to early coding and programming concepts. Team-based play has children hopping, stepping, and turning, so they build gross motor skills and directional sense. Includes 20 foam maze mats, 20 double-sided coding cards, and the following die-cut pieces: 2 robots, 2 gears, 2 springs, 2 arrows, and 2 Xs. Full-color guide includes coding overview and sample mazes. Mats measure 9.5"L x 9.5"H. Recommended for ages 5 years and older.

Code Gamer

  1. Code Gamer Kit
    Code Gamer Kit
    Thames & Kosmos / 2016 / Gift
    $152.95 Retail: $169.95 Save 10% ($17.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW011944

Learn to code through gaming with the Code Gamer kit from Thames & Kosmos. Designed for ages 10 years and older, this kit introduces you to programming in a fun, step-by-step way. An Arduino-compatible gamepad connects wirelessly to your tablet; using the gamepad and four interchangeable sensor modules, you play through a video game app on your tablet. In each level of the game you learn a piece of the Arduino programming language and how to use it to solve puzzles and challenges to move forward in the game. Includes a 64-page, full-color experiment manual, and 20 pieces.

  1. STEM, Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set
    STEM, Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set
    Learning Resources Inc / 2016 / Gift
    $35.99 Retail: $59.99 Save 40% ($24.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW028317

Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch the mouse race to find the cheese! This deluxe set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided Activity Cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide the perfect hands-on introduction to coding concepts. Create endless maze path possibilities with 16 maze grids, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels. Mouse lights up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds. Mouse measures 4"L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). Ages 5+

Code Master Game

  1. Code Master
    Code Master
    Thinkfun / 2016 / Gift
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW019502
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Introduce your kids to coding with the Code Master Board Game from Thinkfun. Kids will play while they learn about computer programming. In the game, your avatar travels to an exotic world in search of power crystals, along the way you use programming logic to navigate the map. In each level, only one specific sequence will learn to success. Encourages logic and problem solving skills. For 1 player; designed for ages 8 years and older. Includes avatar, portal, 6 crystals, 10 maps with 60 levels, 12 guide scrolls, 12 action tokens, 8 conditional tokens, and instructions with solutions.

KidCoder - While Supplies Last

  1. KidCoder: Game Programming Course, Student Textbook with CDROM, 3rd Edition
    KidCoder: Game Programming Course, Student Textbook with CDROM, 3rd Edition
    CompuScholar, Inc. / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $62.89 Retail: $70.00 Save 10% ($7.11)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW703301
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  2. KidCoder: Windows Programming Course, Supplemental Instructional DVD, 3rd Edition
    KidCoder: Windows Programming Course, Supplemental Instructional DVD, 3rd Edition
    CompuScholar, Inc. / 2013 / DVD
    $17.89 Retail: $20.00 Save 11% ($2.11)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW121043
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TeenCoder - While Supplies Last

  1. TeenCoder: Windows Programming Supplemental Instructional DVD
    TeenCoder: Windows Programming Supplemental Instructional DVD
    CompuScholar, Inc. / 2013 / DVD
    $17.89 Retail: $20.00 Save 11% ($2.11)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW121049
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Motherboard Books

  1. Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 for Homeschoolers, 2nd Edition
    Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 for Homeschoolers, 2nd Edition
    Phyllis Wheeler, Don Sleeth
    Motherboard Books / Other
    $32.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW965332

Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 builds upon the concepts taught in Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 1. Using MicroWorlds to practice computer command skills, students will learn how to create five more advanced games using procedure inputs/outputs, create a two-to-four page website, learn DOS, basic HTML, and more. Safe surfing instructions are also covered, helping parents to instill computer safety, as well as computer programming, in their children. Computer Science Pure and Simple Book 2 provides extensive instruction in intermediate programming, plus a very small amount of instruction using MS Office 2007 and earlier. Grades 7 & up.

Please note! In order to use this curriculum, software must be downloaded; this is not free software, but instructions for downloading, along with a code for a significant discount, are included.

A small amount of instruction using MS Office 2007 and earlier is included; newer versions won't match instructions.

  1. Logo Adventures, Terrapin Edition
    Logo Adventures, Terrapin Edition
    Phyllis Wheeler
    Motherboard Books / 2009 / Other
    $21.99 Retail: $29.99 Save 27% ($8.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW965376

Teach simple programming using Terrapin Logo software! This book, unlike Computer Science Pure & Simple, does not use variables, and is thus suitable for younger children ages 10 & up. Children learn commands to give to a little turtle, create animations, draw a landscape, create patterns, and other simple programming activities that provide immediate feedback. Ages 10 & up. 149 pages, softcover, with index and answer key. Spiral bound. Parents will need to download the terrapin software online.

  1. Computer Science Pure & Simple Combined Edition, Grades 7-12
    Computer Science Pure & Simple Combined Edition, Grades 7-12
    Phyllis Wheeler, Don Sleeth
    Motherboard Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $42.18 Retail: $44.99 Save 6% ($2.81)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW431627

Computer Science: Pure and Simple, Combined Edition includes all the programming instruction provided in both Computer Science Pure & Simple Book 1 and Computer Science Pure & Simple Book 2.

Computer skills are becoming necessary for almost every facet in life, but teaching it can often be left by the wayside. Written for novice teachers who want their children to learn computer science using the Logo programming language "pure and simple" chapters use start with simple programming concepts and move up to more complext ones within a school year. This edition contains no other instruction besides Logo programming.

The second part of the book teaches students how to create five more-advanced games using variables, simple animations, procedure inputs/outputs, looping, if-then structures,and other programming basics.

34 lessons are included; the suggested schedule is one lesson per week at 3 hours per lesson.

Please note! In order to use this curriculum, software must be downloaded; this is not free software, but instructions for downloading, along with a code for a significant discount are included.

204 pages, softcover. Answer key included (which should be removed by the parent). Grades 7-12.

System Requirements: PC: Windows 2000 and up / Mac: OSX 10.3.9 and higher.

  1. Logo Adventures Terrapin Edition, Programming for Kids  10 and Up, 2nd Edition
    Logo Adventures Terrapin Edition, Programming for Kids 10 and Up, 2nd Edition
    Phyllis Wheeler
    Motherboard Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $34.68 Retail: $36.99 Save 6% ($2.31)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW424384

Switched-On Schoolhouse

  1. Network System Design, Switched-On Schoolhouse
    Network System Design, Switched-On Schoolhouse
    Alpha Omega Publications / 2016 / Compact disc
    $51.26 Retail: $56.95 Save 10% ($5.69)
  2. New Applications, Web Development in the 21st Century,  Switched-On Schoolhouse
    New Applications, Web Development in the 21st Century, Switched-On Schoolhouse
    Alpha Omega Publications / 2016 / Compact disc
    $51.26 Retail: $56.95 Save 10% ($5.69)
  3. Business Computer Information Systems, Switched-On  Schoolhouse
    Business Computer Information Systems, Switched-On Schoolhouse
    Alpha Omega Publications / 2016 / Compact disc
    $89.06 Retail: $98.95 Save 10% ($9.89)
  4. Fundamentals of Programming Software Development,  Switched-On Schoolhouse
    Fundamentals of Programming Software Development, Switched-On Schoolhouse
    Alpha Omega Publications / 2016 / Compact disc
    $51.26 Retail: $56.95 Save 10% ($5.69)
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Barcharts

  1. SQL Chart
    SQL Chart
    Barcharts Inc / 2005 / Other
    $4.46 Retail: $4.95 Save 10% ($0.49)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW229160

Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on SQL! Laminated and three-hole-punched, this chart includes information on the overview of SQL, databases, delimiters/operators, order of operations, DDL, DML, and more. 4-pages (2 double-sided panels).

  1. C++ Language, QuickStudy ® Chart
    C++ Language, QuickStudy ® Chart
    Homeschool
    Barcharts Inc / Other
    $4.46 Retail: $4.95 Save 10% ($0.49)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW223014

Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on C++ Language! Laminated and three- hole-punched, this chart includes on numbers and characters, operators, if/else commands, arrays, switch statements, loops, functions, sharing variables, advanced functions, and more. 4-pages (2 double-sided panels).

  1. C#.net, QuickStudy ® Chart
    C#.net, QuickStudy ® Chart
    Barcharts Inc / Other
    $6.26 Retail: $6.95 Save 10% ($0.69)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW228083

Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on C#.Net! Laminated and three-hole-punched, this chart includes information on .net system namespace, branching & iteration statements, data types, arrays, file I/O, and more. 4-pages (2 double-sided panels).

Monarch

  1. Monarch Fundamentals of Programming and Software Development
    Monarch Fundamentals of Programming and Software Development
    Alpha Omega Publications / 2014 / Other, N/A
    $51.26 Retail: $56.95 Save 10% ($5.69)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW0MON151
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More on Computer Science

  1. Building a Mobile App: Design and  Program Your Own App!
    Building a Mobile App: Design and Program Your Own App!
    Sarah Guthals
    For Dummies / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/16/17.
    Stock No: WW376422
  2. Creating a Web Site: Design and  Build Your First Site!
    Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site!
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    For Dummies / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/16/17.
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  3. Writing Computer Code: Learn the  Language of Computers!
    Writing Computer Code: Learn the Language of Computers!
    Chris Minnick, Eva Holland
    For Dummies / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 15% ($1.50)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/16/17.
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  4. AP Computer Science, 7th Edition
    AP Computer Science, 7th Edition
    Roselyn Teukolsky
    Barron's Educational Series / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $18.99 Save 34% ($6.50)