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My 12 year old has developed a keen interest in coding. He thinks it’s fascinating that by taking letters and numbers he can create something. And if you stop and think about it, it is rather fascinating isn’t it? He’s been wanting to learn coding so I’ve been checking out some coding options that are available on line for free. Afterall, the demand for coding skills is skyrocketing. This skill is in demand for developers as well as for almost any career path. Students today need the right technical skills in order to succeed.
Here is what I found.
CodeAcademy is the one I think EVERYONE knows. CodeAcademy has a free as well as paid options. Choose what suits your budget best. Below are just a few of the courses they have available, as you can see PRO has it benefits.
Coursera offers a variety of computer programming courses. These courses are from universities from around the world.
I have to admit to being surprised by Khan Academy, I knew they did math, and recently science. I didn’t know they also did coding! I saw courses for java, html, sql, css and more. Definitely worth checking out.
FreeCodeCamp sounds very intriguing. Learning to code while helping out non-profits. Sounds like an interesting combination don’t you think? Main page says free so that’s a good thing eh?
college and university coding classes provided for free by agupieware. a program that consists of about 15 courses: 3 introductory classes, 7 core classes and 5 electives.
Udemy offers a wide variety of computer programming courses for the beginner. Writing programs, java and more..
I have to admit, I don’t know enough of coding to sort this out, but I can see it being a fine edge to those who know some and want to have the fun of getting better at their skills. Codewars is just like it sounds.
Dash is a fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser. Html, css, java.
with Bento you can learn lots of computer stuff. Be a self-taught web developer!
Code Avengers is the last site I found. They seem to have three tracks available. I haven’t looked into them indepth, but enough to know they teach a variety of coding skills and it’s worth checking out. I know they have a seven day free trial, but the options beyond that I haven’t explored at this point.
I know there are a lot more sites out there. You need to be mindful if they are free or not, the last one I’m really not entirely sure about. If using them with your children I’d suggest (as with anything) checking them out first.