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Ready, set, code!

Catchpole, Heather2020
Get started in code! Discover cool coding projects for ages 8-12 combined with real-world information that explains the technology around us today. Easy-to-use project-based learning in computer science plus amazing facts, discoveries and the nitty gritty of how things work give you an amazing introduction into the future of digital technologies and the ways the world is changing around us. Introduce kids to coding and art, citizen science projects, music composed by artificial intelligence, apps that can transform your voice, conservation and data science, automation, cybersecurity and much more, using projects they can build themselves. That's right, your kids will be building their own Siri-style software in just minutes! It's the essential guide to becoming technology doers not users and accessible to girls and boys with or without adult guidance. Kids will learn to code and create using the Scratch programming language, micro:bit mini computers and simple app building tools. Kids will connect their learning with real-world examples that push their understanding of the ethics, creativity and connections between computer science and the world around them.
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Ready, set, code! / Heather Catchpole and Nicola O'Brien
Clayton, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, 2020.
117 pages : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes glossary."Learn about real technology and make it yourself!" -- cover.
Introduction -- Chapter 1: Anyone can code! -- Chapter 2: Build a chatbot -- Chapter 3: The art of code -- Chapter 4: I spy some sensors -- Chapter 5: Coding is music to my ears -- Chapter 6: Stop thieves with radio waves -- Chapter 7: Swarms in the skies -- Chapter 8: Data explosion! -- Chapter 9: Busting cybercrime -- Chapter 10: Say what, Siri? -- Chapter 11: Coding careers.
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