Coding For Kids Made Fun!
Plant the roots for their future.
With our online coding platform, students get the right training to build a foundation for a future in software development, while having a ton of fun doing it by programming games! With teachers available through our online help system, your child will get the help they need when they need it.
Take a peek at some of what will be taught…
Before students start creating games, they will be taught how to design & create web pages. You will learn HTML for web page layout and how to style those pages using CSS. Students will have lots of creative freedom on colors, fonts and images!
Learn how to program games that you can play and share. Games you will program include 2D Breakout, Catch The Creeper, Roll Dice, Slot Machine, Interactive Storybook and more. Program your games to change colors, backgrounds and play sounds.
Each lesson is broken down into multiple steps and includes a built in code editor. Each step builds upon the game, assigning you dig coins that can be used to unlock additional features. You are encouraged to customize each game to make it your own.
Don’t just play games, create them! Turn your kids love of gaming into a valuable skill.
Students will have access to multiple lessons, their own private account area, access to live teachers through our online system, a convenient web-based editor for programming games and their own CodeDigs web page that showcase games they create. These are self paced lessons with tutorials that guide the students step-by-step on how to program each game.
Students can also share their games with other CodeDigs classmates through our virtual classroom and earn DigCoins when classmates vote up their games.
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Learn how to create a basic HTML web pages. Learn how to title your page and what that means, learn how to add viewable text, learn how to create buttons, how to add images, how to create links and how to create audio sound files.
Learn how to style your web page with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Set background colors, text size, text color, font styles and more. Also learn how to create custom classes and ids to control the styling of individual elements.
Learn how to write a function and run the function when a button is clicked. Use conditional logic to set certain actions to happen only if doubles are rolled. Learn how to play a sound when doubled are rolled and how to set a background image when doubles are rolled.
Program a Slot Machine game. Leverage loops to count through and add to variables in order to save from manually writing a lot of redundant code. Leverage logical operators to achieve results. Introduction to the Chrome webkit rendering engine for animating the rolling of your dice with CSS.
Learn how to create more advanced website layouts with the Twitter Boostrap framework. You will learn how to create multiple rows, columns, cards, alerts and how to make everything responsive. By the end of this lesson, you will feel much more confident with creating professional looking web pages.
Learn how to place characters on the canvas, program movement for those characters and accumulate points when your good character catches the creeper. You will be using conditional logic, loops, arrays and objects. You will also create a scoreboard that will keep score for your different actions.
Leverage HTML canvas to draw the game bricks, balls and bats. Then switch these out with image graphics to make it look nicer. Program mouse movements, calculate and display a score and program lose game logic. This is a longer lesson to challenge your skills with what you already learned along with introducing new concepts.
- Either a Mac, Windows Laptop, Desktop PC or Chromebook with solid Internet connection.
- Internet browser installed such as Chrome
- Should be comfortable typing.
- Best for ages 10 to 16 but can be used by younger students depending on typing skills.
Hi, My name is Misty Lackie and I am one of the creators of CodeDigs. I have been developing software for over 15 years and have a passion for helping the next generation of coders discover an early interest in the field.
I have a 13-year-old son who early on became obsessed with Mincecraft. He starting hacking away at Minecraft and programming his own mods. Coming from a longstanding background in development and upon seeing the creativity that Minecraft gave him, I wanted to find a way to turn his obsession into a learning opportunity, and thus the idea for kids coding game courses was born.
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Lessons are self paced and we have online teachers available to help.
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