Teach Your Kids to Code: Learn to Program Python at Any Age!
What you'll learn
- Teach students to code apps and games in Python 3.9 for Chromebook, PC, Mac, or Linux
- Draw colorful spirals and shapes with Turtle graphics in Python
- Create fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and Rock-Paper-Scissors
- Code interactive apps that respond to user input and mouse clicks
- Master variables, loops and functions to prepare for more advanced programming courses (and a brighter future)!
- A computer (PC, Mac, or Linux - even Chromebook!). You'll download and install the latest Python 3.9 (FREE!) with step-by-step instructions.
- If you can use a text editor (Notepad, Word, etc.), you can program in Python!
- No prior programming experience needed.
Join over 60,000 students from 163 countries learning Python (and teaching it)!
Now includes coding for Chromebook users! Teach yourself (and your students) to code fun, colorful apps and games in Python, the powerful programming language used at tech companies and in colleges worldwide. Learn coding step-by-step from Computer Science Professor Dr. Bryson Payne, author of the Amazon #1 New Release and Top 10 Best Seller, Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming (No Starch Press).
Update 2021: New videos added to section 1 for coding on Chromebook, iPad and more!
Give Your Kids a Huge Advantage in a High-Tech World
Quickly master new problem-solving skills in Python with colorful, fun examples
Teach beginners to code using Turtle graphics, with text-based games and apps for older learners
Build your own playable games and create beautiful graphics
Learn the basics of coding, from variables to loops and functions, with interactive, engaging apps
This is the kind of course you can enjoy with your kids!
Packed with fun examples, colorful graphics, and easy-to-follow plain English instruction, Teach Your Kids to Code is the course parents, teachers and students can enjoy together, as they build one of the top job skills of the 21st century! Python is a great first language for beginners, but it's powerful enough to be used in companies from Google to IBM.
I designed this programming course to be easily understood by absolute beginners, with example code I used with my own students up to college freshmen.
Quick, hands-on lessons will get you coding your own apps from scratch in minutes. Over 100 video lectures and six and a half hours of content in short, 2-to-8-minute videos will give you the practice you need to master the powerful new skill of coding.
Everything you need to get started right away
Complete with working code downloads and high-definition videos, you'll be able to work alongside a professor with 22 years' teaching experience and over 30 years of programming knowledge. You'll also receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the course.
No Risk: Preview videos from Sections 1, 2, and 4 now for FREE, and enjoy a 30-day money-back guarantee when you enroll - zero risk, unlimited payoff! And, we've made this course easy to afford at just $30 so parents and students can get started now!
Sign up for this course and get started coding today!
* Programming Challenge Solutions added to all 7 Sections, plus new Bonus videos, including a new one with my son, Alex! New Turtle Gallery code and Q&A video added this month- keep the feedback and questions coming! Thanks! *
Praise for Teach Your Kids to Code:
"Inspired" - This is an inspiring course taught by an inspired teacher. The examples are well-chosen -- demonstrating principles through engaging, colorful projects rather than by teaching abstract principles first. While I wish the instructor weren't quite so repetitiously exuberant, this is at worst a minor stylistic blemish and might even be a plus for kids viewing it. — Kent Osband, Udemy student
"Excellent path into Python" Not just for kids...use this course as the perfect Python primer. Clear examples, that build quickly into programs, leading to learning challenges. Bryson's delivery is well paced and good fun. — Sean Jon Darcy, Udemy student
“Dr. Bryson Payne is a computer scientist and professor of the highest caliber, and with Teach Your Kids to Code, he brings the power of computers within easy reach for learners young and old."—Dr. Antonio Sanz Montemayor, Informatics Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
“The concepts in Teach Your Kids to Code can help any young person enhance their college prospects and expand their career opportunities."—Dr. Raj Sunderraman, Department Chair of Computer Science, Georgia State University
[For the Book version on Amazon] “Dr. Payne set us on the path that led us to our dream jobs! With Teach Your Kids to Code, he's providing parents and teachers everywhere the chance to do the same for the next generation of creative problem-solvers."—Shah and Susan Rahman, Riot Games
Who this course is for:
- For beginners of any age, for teachers, or for parents working with students.
- Perfect for homeschooling parents or K-12 parents and teachers who want to give their students a HUGE advantage by learning to read and write code.
- Apps and games suitable for all age levels.
- Includes examples from chapters 1-7 of the book, Teach Your Kids to Code, by Dr. Bryson Payne (2015, No Starch Press).
- This online course does not include Pygame programming.
- This course is not for experienced Python coders, unless you want to code with your kids.
Dr. Bryson Payne is an award-winning cyber coach, author, TEDx speaker, college professor, and the founding Director of the Center for Cyber Operations Education at the University of North Georgia. He is a tenured professor of computer science at UNG, where he has taught aspiring coders and cyber professionals since 1998, including coaching UNG’s #1-in-the-nation 2019 & 2020 NSA Codebreaker Challenge cyber operations teams.
Dr. Payne is also an award-winning online instructor with 63,000 students to his credit, from more than 178 countries. Dr. Payne has multiple best-selling courses on Udemy beginning with Teach Your Kids to Code (Python), and both Real-World Ethical Hacking and Learn Java the Easy Way have been rated in the top 10% of all Udemy courses!
Dr. Payne was recognized by the UNG Alumni Association as the 2021 Distinguished Professor, and by the cybersecurity industry association, EC-Council, as the 2021 Academic Instructor of the Year. He has been awarded the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service medal from U.S. Army Cadet Command, the University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Service Excellence Leader of the Year Award, and the Order of Thor medal from the Military Cyber Professionals Association. He is a member of the coaching staff for the first-ever US Cyber Team for 2021-2022, competing in the world ICSC competition in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Payne is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and he holds the elite SANS|GIAC GPEN, GRID, and GREM cybersecurity certifications. He has written over $48 Million in successful grants for workforce development, technology education, and cybersecurity, and he has trained over 60,000 students through his online courses on coding and ethical hacking. He was also the first Department Head of Computer Science at UNG and enjoys working with K-12 schools worldwide to promote computer science and cybersecurity education.
Dr. Payne holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia State University. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Campus Technology, and CIO magazine, Dr. Payne is the author of Amazon #1 New Release Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming (2015), as well as Learn Java the Easy Way (2017), Go Hack Yourself (2022), and Hacking for Kids (2022), all published by No Starch Press.
Dr. Payne has been coding, hacking, and reverse-engineering for over 37 years; he sold his first paid program to RUN Magazine (Commodore 64) for their “Magic" column in 1985, for $10. In addition to his love for technology, Dr. Payne speaks Spanish, French, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese.