Computer Science for Kids: A Storytelling Approach (Paperback)

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Computer Science for Kids: A Storytelling Approach (Paperback)


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A kid-friendly and rigorous new way to teach young readers the fundamentals of computer science

In Computer Science for Kids: A Storytelling Approach, AWS Head of Academic Advocacy and Google Developer Expert Dr. Jen Looper delivers a colorful, fun, and exciting demonstration for young readers who want to learn the basics of computer science. Using a variety of technologies, the book covers the elements of computer science in concise detail and illustrates how to build projects to learn foundational concepts behind the technology powering the internet.

In the book, you'll find projects to build using both basic and emerging technologies--like SQL, game development, storytelling software, and 3D augmented reality--as well as:

  • Chapter projects aligned to K-12 curriculum standards for grades 6-8 and a GitHub repo featuring open-source projects
  • Lesson plans for teachers
  • An online space for classrooms to showcase and discuss their work

An easy-to-follow and kid-friendly new resource for technology-curious middle school students, Computer Science for Kids is the fun and interesting web development resource that classroom teachers, parents, and homeschooling families have been waiting for.

Jen Looper is the Head of Academic Advocacy at AWS with over 22 years' experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform mobile and web apps. She's a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for web technologies, applied machine learning and discovering new things every day. With a PhD in medieval French literature, Jen's area of focus is curriculum development and the application of sound pedagogy to technical topics. Visit Jen's personal site at, or connect via Twitter @jenlooper.
Product Details ISBN: 9781119912514
ISBN-10: 1119912512
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English