Ch 8: Computer Science Overview for Young Learners

About This Chapter

These lessons will enhance your ability to teach computer science to young learners. The lessons in this chapter are short and engaging, and you can ask questions of the instructor.

Computer Science Overview for Young Learners - Chapter Summary

These short lessons and other study aids will help you discover how to introduce children to computer programming. You will become familiar with things like:

  • How to introduce programming to beginning programmers
  • Tips for teaching programming to kids
  • Strategies for teaching computer science to beginners

Our subject-matter experts use short text and video lessons in this overview for teaching computer science. Each has a quiz at lesson's end to check your understanding of the subject matter. You can submit specific questions to the instructor, and a final exam will confirm your knowledge of key course material.

How It Helps

  • Equips you with the basics: You will be able to explain to a young learner what programming is.
  • Teaches some programming tricks: You can see techniques others have found successful.
  • Gives kids get a jump start: You can help students become familiar with computer science at an early age.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define and introduce computer technology in terms your young learners can understand
  • Make programming and computer science seem simple and fun
  • Apply current strategies for teaching computer science

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