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Simply Coding Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

If you are looking for a homeschool computer science curriculum, you may want to check out Coding for Kids Annual Membership from Simply Coding. This online curriculum offers so many different paths to follow. There is way more to pick from than just coding! There is a free 10 day trial so you can look around to see if this is a good fit for you and your family.

This is a screenshot from the student’s side. You can see that there are many options to choose from in the coding tab. This is where I started.

Here is the choices you have for learning different types of media. There’s a lot of really great things here!

Here are the choices you have to learn different tech essentials. Again, many great things to learn. It’s great that all of these things are in one curriculum for one price.

Here are the options available in the kids’ section. The suggested age is 11-18. As you can see there’s many classes that adults could benefit from too.

I have hoped that my children would be more interested in coding, but it really hasn’t happened yet. When I was given the opportunity to try this at home and review it, I was hoping that I could work with my 8 and 9 year olds and get them interested early. This program was definitively made for students a little bit older. I then passed it on to my 14 year old son and he was not interested in adding another class to his already busy schedule.

That left me to try it. I can use most programs but not to their fullest. I can also do a small amount of coding, but really need to have it taught to me to use it well. I started with basic coding class.

Here is my beautiful attempt. I did have a moment of success when I was able to write the code that made my words scroll across the screen. I had one of those flashbacks you see old people have in sitcoms. It took me all the way back to high school computer lab in the 1980’s. I was sitting behind a huge computer screen with hair just as big or bigger, I could write a DOS code and have my typed words scroll any way I wanted across the screen. I was really good at this one code!!!! Then I came back to the 21st century and realized I was struggling with getting my html codes to do much else. I’m thinking my age has something to do with it and I should probably pick a different tab and get a little boost of confidence and come back and try it again. I did watch the videos provided and they did help.

I think that Simply Coding has a great number of wonderful computer science options that many people can benefit from.

I did find a few things I did not like:

1: While the video quality is good, the explanations have not been well rehearsed and is sometimes awkward.

2. The location for the videos looks very much like a bedroom or other room in a house. Many people work from home these days, I understand and have no problem with that, a different background would look more professional.

3. If a personal computer is being used in the video explanations, please beware of personal files and file names that others can see if you are looking for a professional finished product.

You can find Simply Coding on these social media sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplycoding/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SimplycodingOrg/featured

Many other families on The Homeschool Review Crew also had the opportunity to review this curriculum. Please click on the graphic below to learn how they used it and what they thought. Coding for Kids Annual Membership {Simply Coding Reviews}

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