Kids, Code, and Computer Science magazine is a bi-monthly online and print magazine about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives. The magazine includes hard to find information, for example, a list of 40+ programming languages for education, coding schools, summer tech camps, and more.
While the magazine is written to help kids ages 8 and older learn about programming and computer science, many readers and subscribers are parents, teachers, and librarians who use the articles to learn alongside their young kids, students, or library patrons. The magazine strives to provide easy to understand how-to information, with a bit of quirky fun.
The magazine is published in print and online six times a year, on the first day of February, April, June, August, October, and December. Subscribers support the magazine. There is no advertising to distract readers.
Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine is more about journalism than curriculum. We focus on how kids, parents, and teachers learn about programming and computer science, as well as how technology fits into our daily lives. The magazine helps readers understand and master technology and not be its slave.
The magazine explores these topics:
- Basics of programming and where to learn more
- Problem solving and collaboration
- Mathematical foundations of computing and computer science
- Computational thinking
- Recognizing and selecting computer devices
- Community, global, and ethical impacts of technology
These topics are distilled from the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) curriculum guidelines for teaching computer science. A number of the how-to articles in the magazine were approved by the CSTA as meeting their standards.
For readers who find coding fun, learning a programming language is only a start. They also need to learn how to debug code, choose technology, define and solve problems, and many other skills and concepts. Kids, Code, and Computer Science provides a high level view of what new coders need to know to become great coders. With links to learn more.
For readers bored by coding, Kids, Code, and Computer Science can help them dive into computer science concepts, problems, and challenges in a friendly way. They also can learn the limits of technology, as well as what makes technology so amazing.