KidCoder Web Design Courses

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The cool thing about web design is that it is handy skill regardless of your child's future career path. Whether they start their own business or work for a Fortune 500 company, a firm grasp of web programming and design is sure to give them an edge over individuals who do not. This course, from the folks at Homeschool Programming, was created for students starting from the ground up and will give them a good knowledge of HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. It's divided into two courses, each of which is designed to be used for a semester, although you set your own pace. Courses include textbooks and a course CD (found in the back of the textbook). Instructional videos are optional, although they may be helpful for students who need to "see" instruction in action.

As someone who has learned the basics of HTML and has dabbled in other areas as necessity dictated, I appreciate that Beginning Web Design starts with the very basics. The student will learn what the internet is, how it works, and how URLs, mark-up language, and browsers function. Chapter lessons provide a lot of information, although it is very readable, friendly and is accompanied by screen-shots, tables, and graphics. Eager fingers will then hit the keyboard with the "Work with Me" step-by-step assignments and "Your Turn" activities which reinforce the information in the lesson. In a truly hands-on approach, students start on their first web site by the end of Chapter 3! As students progress through the book, they apply the concepts they have learned to this ever-developing example web site featuring birds of prey. By the end of Beginning Web Design, they'll be ready to jump the nest themselves, creating their own website (on a topic of their choice) for the final project. Don't let the "Advanced" title on the second course scare you it's just the next step. Chapter One starts with a quick refresher on HTML and CSS, then it's off to HTML5, headers and footers, adding video and audio content, learning CSS3, relationship selectors, dynamic menus, JavaScript, and dynamic pages all while building a website on sea creatures. Wow, at this point, I really want to use this course! It looks so approachable compared to the other basic web design books gathering dust on my shelf! The course textbooks feel complete, but students who are audio or visually-oriented, or who may not have a ready mentor in the home may find the instructional videos helpful. DVDs are Flash-based, compatible with computer DVD drives and hold a 5-10 minute segment on each chapter with animations, narration and video segments. Although there's not much competition (that I am aware of) in homeschool web design courses, this one is a solid choice whether your student is naturally tech-savvy or not. Jess

System requirements: 1.6Ghz or more CPU, at least 1024MB of RAM, 1024 x 768 or higher resolution, 3GB hard drive free space, and DVD-ROM drive. Operating systems: Windows: XP (Service Pack 3 or above (except Starter Edition), Vista (Service Pack 2 or above (except Starter Edition), 7 (all versions), 8 (except RT) and 10; Mac OS 10.5.8 and above (Intel-based CPUs)

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KidCoder: Beginning Web Design Course Item #: 044340
Grades: 5-8
Retail: $70.00
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KidCoder: Advanced Web Design Course Item #: 044245
Grades: 9-12
Retail: $70.00
Rainbow Price: $62.95

CompuScholar: Web Design Online Item #: 000608
Grades: 4-12
Retail: $120.00
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KidCoder: Beginning Web Design Course Instructional DVD Item #: 044601
Grades: 5-8
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $17.95

KidCoder: Advanced Web Design Course Instructional DVD Item #: 044257
Grades: 9-12
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $17.95

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