About Young Coder
What you can learn right now, and what’s coming next in the Young Coder publication
Young Coder is a publication about coding, science, and tech. We create how-to tutorials for kids and complete beginners. We also publish great ideas about teaching computer science — and we especially love creative, unique approaches to learning.
For example, we’ve talked about learning to code in a retro programming environment. We’ve met a computer club that’s learning programming concepts with the storytelling tool Twine, and a writer that’s teaching algorithms through storytelling.
What’s here right now
Young Coder is a new publication — in fact, we’ve only existed since April 2019. Our library of tutorials, exercises, and ideas is small but growing.
Many of the articles we publish are grouped into series, so you can follow along a well planned learning path. Right now, these paths are only just starting, but here’s what you’ll find so far:
Where we’re going
Contribute to Young Coder
We’re not open for unsolicited contributions just yet. But when we do open the gates, we’ll be looking for the following:
- Personal experiences teaching kids to code. Are you an educator that’s taught programming to a class, or a parent that’s explaining tech topics to a child? Did you and your eight-year-old build a prototype for a catapult with duct tape, cardboard, and elastics? We’d love to hear your story of what worked, what didn’t, and what went completely off the rails.
- Reviews of STEM toys, games, and apps. If you’ve tried it, share your experience so we can all benefit! Pictures (or videos) are particularly useful to help us understand how unusual toys and games work.
- Thought pieces about tech education. Do you have hot take on why Scratch isn’t living up to its promise? Do you believe pair programming is an essential learning practice for kids? Do you think Logo just might make a comeback? We’re interested in your insights and unusual ideas about bringing tech to kids.
Stay in touch
Looking for the best way to keep in touch? If you’re a Medium member, you can follow the Young Coder publication. You can also sign up for the monthly ProseTech newsletter, where you’ll get information about the latest Young Coder happenings and other goodies, like the opportunity to get advance copies of our books. You can also reach me, the Young Coder editor, by email at matthew at prosetech.com. See you around!