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The QuestKids do Coding
• Make images move and respond to keyboard presses.
• Draw objects on the canvas and use variables and timers.
• Import images and add sounds.
• Develop their skills and build some amazing games!
To create the games in this book, children will need a desktop computer or a laptop. The games require a proper keyboard so will not work well on a tablet or iPad. It is recommended that children should be supervised when using the internet, especially when using a new website.
- Max Wainewright is an experienced computing teacher and has taught in the UK and in Singapore. Max has worked with national government agencies and local councils to support and inspect technology in schools. He teaches coding part-time in a London primary school, and runs an innovation group supporting other local schools. Max has a Computer Science degree and has significant experience of working in the EdTech industry. He co-founded one of the most successful small UK EdTech companies, and developed award-winning software that has been used by over 90% of UK primary schools. He has provided his expertise as an Educational Software consultant for major companies including Discovery and LEGO. Max has written dozens of books teaching kids to code. Many of these are top-sellers, reaching 100,000s of kids, and have been translated into over 20 languages.
- • Coding for children has become a popular area in computing books.
• The series is developed and designed by the In Easy Steps team.
• Scratch is a project of the Scratch Foundation, in collaboration with the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at https://scratch.mit.edu
• A supporting website (thequestkids.com) provides downloadable resources and additional interactive learning.
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