{Kids: Code} Issue #26

Tips, Tricks, Tools, & More!

Welcome back to the final edition of {Kids: Code} Weekly! It’s a bit of a sad occasion as we say good-bye to our newsletter, but we wanted to ensure that any aspiring programmers are left with a wonderful assortment of resources to help them on their journey. That’s why we’re dedicating this entire last issue to highlighting plenty of ways to learn and get inspired!

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To start, one of the best ways to learn anything is to get involved with others who are learning it too. Code Club is one way of doing this by creating a global community of programmers who get to meet one another and share and build their ideas. You can read more about how to get involved with a Code Club by clicking the link above!

As always, you can check out Code.org for a wide variety of ways to learn! With articles and features on just about everything relating to STEM as well as courses to help guide you through different programming languages, this is one of the premiere ways to keep yourself on track.

For anyone who has an iPhone, an iPad, or even a MacBook, Swift Playground is a fun way to test yourself by creating your very own apps! We’ve talked a bit about how to program with the Swift language in the past so we like to always point our readers to this app so that they can keep learning by doing.

Maybe you want to dabble in some books as well, though? We’ve got plenty to share with you today! HTML to React: The Ultimate Guide is a comprehensive guide to web development, illustrations, homework examples, and more.

If you’re ever interested in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), this is a fantastic place to start. Machine Learning for Kids is written by an IBM programmer who worked on Watson, a world-famous AI and is designed to make such a big subject into something very easy-to-understand.

For something more on the engineering side of computers, Scrappy Circuits is a fun way to experiment with electrical circuitry without having to spend a lot of money on expensive gadgets and toys. Definitely check this out if you want something more “hands on” when it comes to machines and computers!

For anyone interested in reading more about women in the fields of STEM you can check out WeAreTechWomen’s list of recommended books that deal with gender bias, social media, and even a little bit of history as well. Some of these books are a bit more mature so take a look at these when you feel that you are ready!

It wouldn’t be a list without including ourselves on it! You can rest easy knowing that you also have full access to the archives of our newsletter, meaning that issues #1 to #26 will be available for your reading pleasure. You can check them out here!

Before we go…

Now that we’re at the end of {Kids: Code}, we want to give a big thanks to anyone and everyone who has read and kept up with our weekly publications. It’s always an exciting feeling to help others find joy and passion in something new and we hope that we were able to do that for someone out there. There are many ways to learn and many things to build, so you can rest assured that one day you’ll see the next thing we’ve built - hopefully, something as educational and accessible as this newsletter.

Until next time!

  • The {Kids: Code} Team