Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) (Paperback)
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From the editors of Brain Quest, America’s #1 educational bestseller!
This Big Fat Notebook makes it all “sink in” with key concepts, mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, and doodles to help you understand computer science.
- Computing systems
- Binary code
- Computational thinking
- Loops, events, and procedures
- Programming in Scratch and Python
- Boolean Expressions
- Web development
- …and more!
The Big Fat Notebook series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. Each book in the series meets Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
About the Author
Grant Smith is an educator, author, and expert in the field of computer science education. He has taught computer science at the elementary and middle school levels and has served as a school district administrator. As a consultant, Grant has served on national computer science education panels and is one of the authors of the 2017 CSTA Computer Science Standards. Grant has trained hundreds of teachers in almost all 50 states and 41 countries on how they can teach computer science to middle and elementary school students. He has developed computer science curricula and standards for leading curriculum providers including code.org, codeSpark, Kodable, and more. In 2015, he won the Digital Promise/EdSurge Digital Innovation in Learning Award. Grant has a B.S. degree in Information Systems from Brigham Young University - Hawaii, a Master of Education Technology degree from Boise State University, and began his Doctor of Education degree at Johns Hopkins University.