Computers need instructions. That’s where coders come in. Coders write programs. Programs tell a computer what to do. Here’s the scoop on coding.
Coders solve problems. They work together. They are creative. Coders are sometimes called programmers.
Coders make websites. They also make applications, or apps. An app is a type of program. Apps can be used to play games, check the weather, and more.
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People around the world understand different languages. Computers understand different languages too. Coding uses words, letters, numbers, and symbols.
Coding is for everyone, even kids! There are books, toys, and games that teach kids how to code.
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This is an abacus. It is a tool for counting. Some say it is the oldest type of computer. The abacus was invented more than 3,000 years ago. People still use them today.