CompuScholar: Web Design Online
When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). The student has access to lessons, online text and quizzes and the teacher has separate access to a teacher guide, answers, and solutions.
System requirements: Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OS 10.7 or higher.
The new KidCoder: Web Design online course will teach students to create their own web pages using HTML - hands-on fun for all students, both young and old! Students don't need prior programming or HTML experience. The course builds all web design skills from the ground up. KidCoder: Web Design contains two full semesters of self-study curriculum for your Windows or Mac OS computer.
This course is packaged as a turn-key, self-study system that requires no teacher expertise. The new online format features fully integrated instructional videos and lesson text for the students. Every lesson has a matching animated and narrated video which covers the same concepts as the lesson. Students will still read the lesson text to complete the course and hands-on projects, but the videos are great supplements for the audio/visual learner or those that need extra re-enforcement.
For the teacher, the online course features automatically graded lesson quizzes and chapter tests, an electronic gradebook, teachers notes for every lesson, and grading rubrics for chapter activities. You also have access to a full Professional Development (teacher training) series that cover every course chapter. Teachers and students can both take advantage of fast, free technical support available directly from Homeschool Programming!
You will receive self-registration coupon codes to create your student and teacher account. Your online access is a one-year subscription that starts when use those codes to create your accounts (not when you make the purchase). Once registered, you can add sibling accounts from within the course Teacher Menu for a nominal fee.
Learning to program may seem daunting, but CompuScholar (formerly Homeschool Programming), has created courses that make it understandable and approachable. Anyone with average computer skills can work through these courses. One of the most helpful things about this series is that each thing you do is represented with pictures of what your program looks like, without being too simplistic. The introductions are very informational; anything you could have trouble with is neatly outlined. Another handy feature is that it doesnt force you into any complicated situations; it follows a very logical step-by-step tutorial for ease of learning. Another great thing is that all the methods, variables, and "techy things" are introduced as you use them, making it all much easier to follow and remember.
All courses are 1-year subscriptions to online course content. When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). Each course is designed to be used with one student. Additional student licenses may be purchased directly from CompuScholar after the initial course code has been activated.
The online format offers several nice features including full-color lesson texts, streaming instructional videos, auto-graded quizzes and tests, and an electronic gradebook. Another advantage includes the ability for the publisher to make immediate updates, ensuring that all students have up-to-date information. The instructional videos are an integral part of the program.
Course topics available include: computer fundamentals (Digital Savvy), web design, Windows programming, game programming, Java programming and Android Programming. This is a good self-study starter series for anyone wanting to begin a hobby or looking at a career in programming.