Learn How to Code
Many of us spend a large part of our day on computers. We use the internet for work and pleasure and download the newest apps on our smart phones. All of these apps and websites seem to operate flawlessly using a sort of magic that many of us don’t understand. If we have an idea for our own app, program, or website we might not have the tools needed to make that dream come to fruition. In order to create, we have to have a certain skill set; understanding computer programming languages.
Luckily, in today’s world the tools needed to learn these skills are available to you instantly for free. While it takes patience and perseverance to learn how to code there are lots of options that make learning to program easy and fun! Check out some of the resources listed below and bring your dreams into reality.
After signing in with your library card and an email address you can begin learning by selecting different “Tracks”. These are preset classes on different topics with videos, tutorials, practice questions, and more. For younger students, select the “Treehouse Library” and sort by difficulty. “Treehouse Club” courses will appear at the top of the list.
Scratch - Scratch was built by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is a programming language designed for children ages 8 to 16. It has a drag and drop interface which allows users to create their own stories and games. Kids learn the logic behind programming without having to know the syntax of a specific language. While geared towards a younger audience, Scratch is a fantastic resource to get anyone into coding. You may even checkout Super Scratch programming adventure!:learn to program by making cool games from your local library!