Homeschool – Technology Part 2

Technology and STEM education is part of the curriculum starting from second grade. Technology is a good career line for children who has logical and reasoning skills. Basic programming skills is an extension of math skills. How to automate problem solving.

A simple example, every apple costs 2 dollars , so what is the cost of 10 apples. On a abstraction point of view , how much is x apples.  The problem can be solved in below languages:

  1. Easiest – HTML
  2. Intermediate – Python
  3. Advanced – Java

We will pick the easiest HTML , since other needs development environment setup which I will be covering in subsequent blogs.

HTML:

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function myFunction() {
var y = document.getElementById(“txt1”).value;
var z = document.getElementById(“txt2”).value;
var x = y * z;
document.getElementById(“demo”).innerHTML = x;
}

Click the button to calculate x.
Try it

Enter Apples:

Enter cost:

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Please use the below website for trying changes:

http://jsbin.com

You can also save the html to notepad as apples.html and open the file using your browser.

 

 

 

 

Homeschool And Technology

Technology education is a need in the current world.  If the mother is not technically educated its a challenge to teach them the coding world. Below are some resources to start with:browsing-15824_1920

  1. Raz-kids – This is a online reading system used by most American schools for improving the kids reading skill. It has a read, listen to the reading and quiz sections. It also helps you move up the level as you finish one. http://www.raz-kids.com/
  2. Typing – Edutyping.com is a website used by most skills to improve the basic typing.
  3. W3schools.org – To understand the basics of technology like HTML.

Will be covering more on coding skill development for kids in the subsequent posts. Stay tuned.