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Teach Kids Programming with PHP
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Teach Kids Programming with PHP

with Mark Niemann-Ross

Video: Welcome

(MUSIC) Hi, my name is Mark Niemann-Ross. This course, Teach Kids Programming with PHP, is different than all of the other courses at lynda.com. Our other courses are built around the idea that you want to learn something. We've designed this course so that you can leverage your existing PHP knowledge and use it to help a student navigate through basics of the language. To do this, each chapter consists of seven parts.
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  1. 5m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 37s
    2. What you should know before starting this course
      1m 19s
    3. A word about the Teach Kids Programming series
      1m 11s
    4. Using the exercise files and challenges
      1m 42s
  2. 14m 58s
    1. Teacher's guide: Overview of variables and built-in functions
      2m 50s
    2. Try it: What's for lunch?
      1m 58s
    3. Check it out: Messing with code
      1m 17s
    4. Check it out: Messing with variables and functions
      1m 49s
    5. The facts: Setting and displaying variables using built-in functions and their arguments
      2m 43s
    6. Extend it: Exploring PHP documentation
      1m 28s
    7. Challenge: Print a string with capitalized words
      1m 24s
    8. Solution: Print a string with capitalized words
      1m 29s
  3. 18m 33s
    1. Teacher's guide: Basic logic with if-then-else
      2m 33s
    2. Try it: How many days in the month?
      30s
    3. Check it out: Changing conditions to change results
      3m 25s
    4. The facts: Understanding basic logic, true/false, and if-then structure
      4m 31s
    5. Extend it: Exploring the if-then-else statement
      55s
    6. Challenge: Print more months and explore February
      40s
    7. Solution: Print more months and explore February
      5m 59s
  4. 25m 26s
    1. Teacher's guide: Overview of looping with while
      1m 40s
    2. Try it: Lost my homework!
      18s
    3. Check it out: Changing the code
      3m 11s
    4. The facts: Understanding while loops
      7m 45s
    5. Extend it: Exploring other loop commands
      2m 15s
    6. Challenge: Create a treasure map
      2m 28s
    7. Solution: Create a treasure map
      7m 49s
  5. 32m 44s
    1. Teacher's guide: Overview of arrays
      2m 13s
    2. Try it: Wild hamsters
      4m 34s
    3. Check it out: Scrambling the hamsters
      2m 38s
    4. The facts: Understanding arrays and functions
      4m 57s
    5. Extend it: Associated hamsters
      6m 59s
    6. Challenge: Hamster stats
      1m 21s
    7. Solution: Hamster stats
      10m 2s
  6. 2m 19s
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      2m 19s

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Teach Kids Programming with PHP
1h 39m Beginner Oct 30, 2013

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Programming is a great way to teach a child problem-solving skills and introduce them to technology's inner workings. PHP is a great language to carry this out. In this course, developer Mark Niemann-Ross focuses on helping adults who are experienced with PHP pass their coding skills on to a child or student. Each inquiry-oriented chapter consists of seven parts:

  • Teacher's Guide: Introduces the concepts in the chapter and preps the adult on places where the student might get stuck
  • Try It: Immediately engages the student, showing working code in action
  • Check It Out: Encourages the adult and student to engage with and edit some existing code
  • The Facts: A lecture for the student to watch
  • Extend It: An exploration of expanded and extended concepts
  • Challenge: A hands-on coding challenge for the student
  • Solution: A step-by-step solution presented by the author


This course, in essence, acts as a lesson plan to help you teach PHP to a beginner. Its structured curriculum supports those who have a solid understanding of PHP, but don't necessarily know how to teach PHP effectively to kids.

Subjects:
Developer Programming Languages
Software:
PHP
Author:
Mark Niemann-Ross

Welcome

(MUSIC) Hi, my name is Mark Niemann-Ross. This course, Teach Kids Programming with PHP, is different than all of the other courses at lynda.com. Our other courses are built around the idea that you want to learn something. We've designed this course so that you can leverage your existing PHP knowledge and use it to help a student navigate through basics of the language. To do this, each chapter consists of seven parts.

The first video is a teacher's guide. It's a discussion between you and I, without the student. I'll tell you what concepts we're going to cover in this chapter, and forewarn you about anything unusual that may stump the student. The second video is a demonstration of some working code showing the chapter concepts in action. The third video is, Check It Out. It encourages you and the student to play with the code, and provides suggestions for interesting things to change.

The fourth video is a lecture for both of you to watch together, explaining the facts behind the chapter concepts. The fifth video builds on basic chapter concepts with advanced information. The sixth video introduces a challenge. Use what you know to work through a solution. There is no single correct answer. Focus on the process. Finally, the seventh video presents my suggested solution. This course won't teach everything about programming, but I hope it provides you and your student with a starting point, and possibly a direction for further learning.

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