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As homeschoolers we are on the front lines of the ever shifting way parents educate their kids. I was given Java Programming by CompuScholar, Inc. to review for The Homeschool Review Crew. I am using it to teach my kid how to code, even though I can’t write a single line of it myself.
CompuScholar is helping parents teach their kids skills they wish they had and making it easier than ever. Don’t let lack of a skill keep you from teaching computer programming at home successfully.
Even if technology is not in your skill set, you can prepare your son or daughter with powerful tech skills. Skills that can place them in lucrative jobs and help them to be creative entrepreneurs. From business leaders, marketing partners to freelance workers from home, knowing how computers talk can save you child hours of frantic frustration.
If you have seen me wrestle an Excel spread sheet you would know why I am so passionate about teaching my kids tech skills. My tech lack has caused me so much frustration and lost productivity. I want to spare my kids those same frustrations.
But how do we teach our child to do something we have never done?
Let me introduce you to CompuScholar. They are my virtual tech school of choice. We are using CompuScholar.com’s JAVA PROGRAMMING and game coding courses on the computer to tackle teaching tech to my teens and they are loving it.
Each course is filled with hands on projects, so your student get instant feedback. They apply what they are learning in every lesson with a project. They can see the accumulation of skills right away. This has kept my boys engaged and excited about lessons.
My younger son is using CompuScholar.com’s online class – Game Programming with Visual Basic. They just did a site over haul. They were formerly known as HomeschoolProgramming – KidCoder. The site is even better to navigate, with a more modern updated look.
The Game Programming Course course breaks down tasks to help you child learn basic code writing skills. Each lesson builds on the lessons before, and he can see his progress instantly. My son can also check his knowledge with the quizzes and tests that are build into the program. They are all graded and weighted and you as a parent can get a quick overview of how that are doing in just one click. You can keep an eye on progress and pace.
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My younger son was naturally interested in computers and has been working on them all of his life. School on the other hand, was hard work for him. Computers are his love language, but I knew that just rewarding him with game time as an incentive for work completed was falling short of his potential. I wanted him to be inspired.
When I saw the game coding program, I knew that it was exactly what I needed to engage my son. While written school work is still a difficult task, he knows he had a class to look forward to every day that he finds personally rewarding.
One day he can mod his own favorite games, just like his favorite gamers. You don’t have to “get” their interests to help your child succeed and follow their them. CompuScholar is making it easy for me to affirm my son’s interests while getting school credits at the same time.
Late into his senior year my oldest son decided that he wanted to pursue computer technologies. Perhaps even exploring it as a college major. My confidence in the CompuScholar programs kept me from scrambling. When I was offered the opportunity to review their Java Programming course for The Homeschool Review Crew, and jumped at the chance. I plan to purchase it again when my review period is over so my younger son can use it as well.
My oldest son uses Java Programming, an advanced course. It covers the skills required for the “AP computer Science A” exam. He completes a hands on project in every chapter with quizzes and unit tests. The results of these tests help him gauge how prepared he is for the AP test.
Thanks to this course he will actually come out ahead with an AP credit as well as high school credits for this class. He knows that this class is helping him reach his personal goals, so he stays invested.
Have you ever spend three hours trying to change an Excel spread sheet. Are you a graphic designer who can’t work a Word doc to save your life?
These are my real life struggles. They don’t have to be my kids. Computers are no longer optional.
CompuScholar, Inc. has the tools. They teach clear, applicable lessons, so your students can translate lessons into skills they can use. All for a price you can afford.
In fact, CompuScholar just lowered the price of their programs quite a bit and are offering a monthly subscription option, so now is a great time to jump in. I am highly recommending them to you.