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Help Your Teen Learn to Code this Summer

The summer months are an excellent time for your homeschool teen to cultivate and learn new passions. Is your teen interested in coding and web development? Now is a great time to help them pursue this interest. There are numerous programs that have been designed to teach teenagers the art of coding.

Help Your Teen Learn to Code this Summer

Code Academy

Code Academy is an online tool that instructs new coders in the basics of coding and other prominent programs. Students can see their projects change as they change the code The tool is very sleek and sophisticated and has several projects that your teen can build over the summer.

App Inventor

App Inventor was created by MIT. App Inventor allows students to learn to code using the drag and drop method. The functions and coding elements included in App Inventor can come together to create an Android app. Users have the ability to create apps straight from the web browser they are using. The website has a great support aspect and be sure to begin with the Getting Started section – http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/get-started?.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is also an interactive teen programming tool. The academy teaches basic coding, specifically with JavaScript and ProcessingJS. Students learn animation, games, and other visual art through the coding. They will also learn how to create web pages using programs such as HTML and CSS.

In addition to these resources, check out the Google Play store or the Apple App Store to find more helpful apps that your teens can download onto their phones and tablets. Make this summer a fun summer with code!


Becky Muldrow & the Dual Credit at Home Team
Becky Muldrow & the Dual Credit at Home Team

Hi there! I'm Becky Muldrow, wife to my high school sweetheart, Gene, and mom to 10 great kids! I love spending my days homeschooling the last 4 of them and sharing (on my website and at homeschool conferences) how we do high school differently - by replacing it with college.

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