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  • Item #: 069205
    ISBN: 9780794537654
    Retail: $14.99
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    If you have young children who are curious about computers and how they function, then this captivating, full-color flap book will help to satisfy their curiosity. With computers, tablets, and smartphones all around, this timely resource helps children understand the design features and development of modern computers, as well as some of their capabilities with basic, understandable explanations of coding and how computer programs organize and send information around. Each page holds bright, fun illustrations with Usborne-typical chunks of text explaining bits and pieces of the illustrations and providing relevant information through age appropriate, memorable explanations. Over 70 fun lift-the-flaps offer entice children to discover even more information. 14 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 000648
    ISBN: 9780988707078
    Retail: $120.00
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    This online course combines the previously published TeenCoder Windows Programming and Game Programming into a single year-long online course. In this course, you will start by creating text buttons, simple loops, methods, calculators, and many other underlying features. Then, your programming will evolve to include strings, more complex methods, songs, etc. In Game Programming, you start delving into more what you’re looking for. In the beginning, just like Windows Programming, your games will include simple graphics and colors. As you learn more, it will make use of physics, rotation, animation, and more complicated graphics.

    When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). Each course is designed to be used with one student. Additional student licenses may be purchased directly from CompuScholar after the initial course code has been activated. See individual course descriptions for specific system requirements.

    System requirements: Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OS 10.7 or higher.

  • Item #: 053285
    ISBN: 9781606523384
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.25

    Contrary to popular sentiment among non-computer-savvy people, it's pretty hard to accidently mess up a computer (though not impossible!). If you're a non-techie, or are looking for a comprehensive way for your kids to learn how to usefully handle computers, this book was written just for you. It doesn't waste time trying to explain what binary is, but instead presents practical uses for the computer as projects, allowing you to quickly become a master by following simple steps. Everything's detailed and includes pictures of what you should be looking for on your computer screen, so you won't be stumbling around hoping you're doing things right. You'll learn how to organize your files, keep software up-to-date, research topics on the internet, make and print greeting cards, create a budget spreadsheet, figure out why something might not be working, and much more. You'll be tweeting in no time! This book uses Windows 7 Home Premium as the example operating system, but most concepts can be applied using other Windows operating systems as well. 382 pgs., pb. –Chad

  • Item #: 000696
    ISBN: 9780988707023
    Retail: $120.00
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    If you’re looking for specific Java programming knowledge, these courses are a good choice. No previous knowledge of programming is necessary. Within, you’ll learn all about Java basics. Topics such as creating graphical applications, object-oriented programming, and much more are covered.

    When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). Each course is designed to be used with one student. Additional student licenses may be purchased directly from CompuScholar after the initial course code has been activated.

    System requirements: Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OS 10.7 or higher.

  • Item #: 000552
    ISBN: 9780988707061
    Retail: $120.00
    Rainbow Price: $110.00

    This course combines Windows Programming and KidCoder Game Programming into a single year-long online course. Windows Programming starts off simply as you would expect, and is very accommodating to young programmers. You will start with text buttons and options, "if" statements, and variables. Once the book guides you through foundational ideas, you begin to create programs featuring user input, strings, loops, and more. This might seem boring at first, but you will need these skills in order to program the things you REALLY want in the second semester, Game Programming. It also starts off simply, focusing on screen design, calculations, and many functions you will continually use. Once you have a grasp of these, you will learn how to use animation, Artificial Intelligence, and many game functions (such as saving).

    When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). Each course is designed to be used with one student. Additional student licenses may be purchased directly from CompuScholar after the initial course code has been activated. - Stephen

    System requirements: Windows 7/8/10

  • Item #: 000619
    ISBN: 9780988707054
    Retail: $120.00
    Rainbow Price: $110.00

    If you’re looking for specific Java programming knowledge, these courses are a good choice. No previous knowledge of programming is necessary. Within, you’ll learn all about Java basics. Topics such as creating graphical applications, object-oriented programming, and much more are covered. The Android Programming course covers writing Java programs the first semester, and then builds on those skills to write Android apps the second semester. One of the best things about this course is you don’t even need an Android to learn the material; all you need is the simulator and you can run it on a Windows or Mac! 

    When you purchase an online course, you will receive one pair of teacher/student coupon codes, which you can then activate on CompuScholar (please note that one-year subscriptions start when course is activated). Each course is designed to be used with one student. Additional student licenses may be purchased directly from CompuScholar after the initial course code has been activated.

    System requirements: Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OS 10.7 or higher.

  • Item #: 023279
    ISBN: 9780740338090
    Retail: $56.95
    Rainbow Price: $45.56
    Develop knowledge and problem solving skills in the area of operating systems, computer hardware and software. Students also become familiar with Microsoft Office®, Java®, and Adobe®, networking and the internet. Back-up procedures and recovery of computer systems are also covered in detail as are virus and data protection.
  • Item #: 067842
    ISBN: 9781454921776
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

     

    At its heart, coding is simple, especially with the help of robots! Utilizing three coding languages, this book strives to give young kids a simple activity-based introduction to programming. The first chapter begins with some basic computers and logic info before diving into some “pen and paper” programming challenges (such as getting a friend to draw by instructing them to move the pen in different directions). These simple activities lay the groundwork for learning to program increasingly complicated functions in Scratch, Logo, and Python. Finally, the last chapter gives students the opportunity to create their very own websites using Python and Javascript! With the help of an engaging cast of colored robots and pages that look like they come straight from a robot factory, learning to program is a snap. 128 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 023083
    ISBN: 9780740337994
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $79.96

    This Alpha Omega course is designed as a year-long high school elective covering computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The units concentrate on standard software applications, as well as skills in personal/interpersonal communication and communication technologies. Keyboarding ability is considered a prerequisite for the course, and average reading level is assumed. Some keyboarding review is provided, but there is no instruction. The 10 units are: Communication Skills, Business Technology, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Telecommunications, Desktop Publishing, Presentation Technology, Computer Networks, and Computer Operating Systems. Each unit is a separate booklet and contains an introduction, a series of lessons/reviews/activities/self-tests, a unit review, and a unit test. Units 5 and 10 also include a semester review and a cumulative semester exam.

    Each lesson within a unit is composed of the objectives, a vocabulary list, the actual lesson, a multimedia presentation (which can include interactive practice), a self-test, and some additional skill-building activities. Test problems include multiple choice, true/false, multiple select, matching, and essay response. Some of the skill-building activities are found on the enclosed multimedia disc. Each lesson will take, on average, about 50 minutes, and is designed so that the student can work independently; the teacher does not need a background in the subject. However, the teacher still has an important role to play. He/she can discuss the importance of the subject matter during an orientation, explain course goals, set schedules, set up the workspace for the student, stay interested and involved, and conduct appraisals of progress. For that purpose, "Teacher Check" areas are provided for recording scores and dates of completion. The teacher's guide orients the teacher well, and also provides reproducible alternate tests for re-checking mastery, plus answers for units and answers for self-tests and all other tests. The Switched-On Schoolhouse course is software-based on CD-ROM. Minimum System requirements: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 003556
    ISBN: 9781887371995
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $65.00
  • Item #: 052664
    ISBN: 9781934026823
    Retail: $23.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    The philosophy of the Singapore Math Approach eludes many, but this book breaks it down into bite-sized, understandable pieces so that you can teach your child the math basics in a logical conceptual manner.

    This book explains that math should be taught using the C-P-A Approach – concrete, pictorial, and abstract. Concrete employs manipulatives, pictorial uses visuals or drawings, and lastly, abstract uses math symbols. The idea is that a child cannot do math with symbols until they have adequately worked through the concrete and pictorial methods of doing math. For example, a child will work with blocks or cubes to do basic addition, then use pictures on a page or draw pictures to represent the numbers, then they are ready to do addition problems using the + and = symbols.

    This 122-page book is divided into four chapters, after explaining the philosophy behind the approach. Each chapter deals with the four basic functions – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Within each chapter, activities are presented according to the suggested sequence of stages of the Singapore strategy. For example, the stages of addition are number bonds, decomposing numbers, left-to-right addition, place value disks and charts, vertical addition, and traditional addition. By working through stages in the proper sequence, students will have a better understanding of the function and will master it more quickly.

    The author suggests there are a few manipulatives that will be needed for the activities in this book – place value strips, place value discs, place value charts, number bond cards, part-whole cards, decimal tiles, and decimal strips. She explains how they will be used and even offers suggestions for making your own.

    If you are one of those who have been scared off by the Singapore Approach, this book might alleviate some of the fear. Pretty easy to understand and apply and could be used easily with any curriculum as you try to explain mathematical functions to your children. pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 048753
    Retail: $65.00
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  • Item #: 053801
    ISBN: 9781420623949
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 023067
    ISBN: 9780740321740
    Retail: $32.99
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  • Item #: 053800
    ISBN: 9781420623932
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 042537
    ISBN: 9781465469373
    Retail: $5.99
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  • Item #: 023817
    ISBN: 9781576907641
    Retail: $9.99
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    Keyboarding is now a critical skill that should be taught correctly from the start. When children are not given directed instructions on keyboarding, they will begin to develop their own techniques which generally limit accuracy and speed. Dr. Fry's Computer Keyboarding for Beginners is designed to teach your child to keyboard using the correct method. By the end of the 20 lessons, your child will know the location of the letters and symbols on the keyboard (and which fingers are used to strike which keys) and be able to accurately use the 10 finger touch type method. Enh

  • Item #: 072136
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  • Item #: 036008
    ISBN: 9781887371964
    Retail: $60.00
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  • Item #: 065279
    ISBN: 9781481470469
    Retail: $3.99
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  • Item #: 069665
    ISBN: 9780988707009
    Retail: $75.00
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  • Item #: 017745
    ISBN: 9781935000150
    Retail: $19.00
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  • Item #: 037495
    ISBN: 9780985723170
    Retail: $65.00
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    This 34-week course is a complete study of and introduction to the tools in the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. The book begins with a glance inside the computer itself (with the aid of an adult), and winds its way through making letters, customized envelopes, documents and labels in Word and Publisher; creating charts, budgets and reading logs in Excel; how to create a captivating slideshow in PowerPoint using a variety of animations and features; and an introduction to the tools in Paint.

  • Item #: 058684
    ISBN: 9781256050247
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  • Item #: 000379
    ISBN: 9781465426857
    Retail: $5.99
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    A much more general intro to coding than other programming books, the aim of this book is to teach children how each specific aspect of how coding works through step-by-step lessons. Instead of creating a large project, or even working through multiple small projects to learn coding, children are given short exercises to work through. Each new concept (variables, drawing with the “Turtle” program, etc.) provides coded examples of easy tasks, and then asks the student to solve a slightly more difficult task. These include navigating a robot through a maze, creating and modifying multiple variables, or solving mathematics with programming. All programming is done in the popular Python 3.0 language which emphasizes simplicity and readability—children won’t have to struggle to figure out how their programs work, but they’ll still learn plenty of real-world coding. Quizzes at the end of each section reinforce learned topics. It is worth noting that while most kids should have little trouble understanding the book, it may be beneficial to have an adult accompany them along the early steps. Requires a desktop or laptop and an Internet connection to download Python 3. 40 pages. Paperback.

  • Item #: 014939
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  • Item #: 008668
    ISBN: 9780740304910
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  • Item #: 058685
    ISBN: 9781256362098
    Retail: $101.80
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  • Item #: 058687
    ISBN: 9781256320357
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  • Item #: 058686
    ISBN: 9781256320340
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