In today’s high paced, technological society it is of ever growing importance that we keep up with the technology. Kids in particular can soak up information at a high rate, making this the perfect time to teach them. Learning coding is an ever growing and popular field in today’s job market.
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1. It’s an online program.
The fact that the program is online means you can access it from anywhere, on any computer that has Internet access. I can’t begin to tell you how convenient it is to not have my son tied to just one computer for this learning program! It means he can do it when we are out at the library, or on a laptop, or if one room is too noisy, I can move him to another without an issue.
2. Provides an 8 Gig USB Flash Drive
Given that the program is online and thus you can use it on any computer with Internet access, it is great that they provide a Flash Drive for your child to save their work on. This makes it easily portable because you are not storing your work on any one computer, but instead on the the Flash Drive which you can easily take with you.
3. Works on both PC and MAC computers.
4. Create 3 Working Games
5. Short Simple Lessons
Each lesson is not overwhelmingly long. This is a bonus because it can be difficult for kids to absorb so much at one time, especially with something that is possibly very new and more complex. Each Lesson contains text to read, a video review, and an activity to complete. I love that you can get the information both by reading it as well as by watching the video as not everyone has the same learning style.
6. Live Chat Assistance
Simply take the code to the site and create an account.
Then you have access to over 30 hours of content in the form of step by step lessons that are done at your own pace. This means if my child wants to do multiple lessons at a time, he can! It also means that if they are struggling or don’t have as much time, they can easily complete one lesson and move on for the day.
At the completion of each group of lessons, for instance 1.1-1.9, there is a quiz to test their knowledge of what has been covered in that lesson. These quizzes are a great self-check for your kids to check their understanding of the material. While they can take the quizzes as many times as they want, they will need to get 100% to move on to the next section of lessons.
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