Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think - Steve Jobs
Jobs was right. Coding isn’t a valuable extra skill anymore: It’s a must.
We are living in a coded world. The most powerful companies belong to the software industry. Manufacturers bring that software to their devices. Even the little corner shop down the way has its own website and mobile application.
You cannot fully understand how the world works if you don’t know the basics of programming. Not to mention, our kids’ professional careers are going to require it on the same level as, say, speaking English.
Thus, you should start learning code like… NOW.Appszoom is going to provide you with a smooth, non-traumatic starting point: a compilation of 5 apps with which absolute beginners and kids can get their programming toes wet.
Code Avengers Hour of Code
Programming can be an intimidating subject to learn. That’s why the first strike must be easy, self-explanatory, and leave the pupil with a good taste in his mouth. Code Avengers has achieved it with flying colors in its first attempt to bring their service to mobile.
GradeStack is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): it brings together dozens of courses you can easily enroll in and access from your mobile device.
Course are structured in lessons, exercises or quizzes, and discussion boards. In other words: learn, practice, and ask the community. In addition, you can earn points by completing courses and solving exercises correctly. Compete against other users to become the top learner.
The SoloLearn series provides a dynamic way to learn code with video-tutorials and quizzes.
Just watch the video, get the concepts, answer the questions correctly, and keep going. The score you get after completing each issue is positive motivation to continue learning. There are online leaderboards where users from all around the world have posted their marks.
Udemy is one of the most well-known MOOC platforms with a catalog of 9000+ courses and over 1 million students. It’s one of those revolutionary services which aim to change the way people learn.
The structure of the course depends on the lecturer, but you will probably get written materials, video lectures, exercises, and even projects.
Coursera virtually opens the doors to over 100 top-tier universities and educational institutions from all around the world. More than 600 courses in more than 20 subjects, lectures by renowned instructors, and other educational resources are now accessible right from your mobile device.
Coursera’s user-friendly interface makes to easier to search for courses or browse its categories. You can find several courses broaching different programming languages. Each course page displays details such as which university/institution offers it, languages, duration, workload, overview and instructors. You can join the course right from there, with a single tap.