Small Basic For Kids - Second Edition - Unlimited User Annually Renewable Classroom Teacher License E-Tutorial Download By Edward H Carlson and Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee

SMALL BASIC FOR KIDS is a color illustrated introduction to computer programming that provides an interactive, self-paced tutorial to the new Small Basic programming environment.  In the 1980’s, there was a series of books aimed at teaching kids how to use the Basic programming language. Titles like “Kids and the Apple II”, “Kids and the Commodore 64,” and “Kids and the IBM-PC” were sold everywhere. These books sold over 700,000 copies! With permission and editorial help from the original author, we have adapted these classic books to the new Microsoft Small Basic language – a language aimed at encouraging kids to learn programming .The book (using many of the original cartoon drawings) consists of 30 short lessons that explain how to create and run a Small Basic program. Students learn about program design and many elements of the Small Basic language. Numerous examples are used to demonstrate every step in the building process. The tutorial also includes two complete games for students to build and try – a text-based Hangman game and a simple video game,

SMALL BASIC FOR KIDS should be understandable to kids aged 8+ and is suitable for both home and classroom use. Notes for both the instructor/parent and the students are provided.  Assignments are given to test student knowledge. No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using Windows is expected. 

SMALL BASIC FOR KIDS requires a Microsoft Windows operating system and Small Basic (Version 1.0 or higher, a free download from Microsoft's Small Basic website.)​



Our Classroom Teacher Edition allows you to distribute the tutorial and source code to any of the students who attend your computer science class.  You can customize and personalize the tutorial and the associated source code to fit your unique teaching style whether the class is self study or instructor led. Since this Tutorial is distributed in an editable Microsoft Word format you can add your own teaching text and/or notes around our teaching text. You can add your own diagrams and/or personalize the E-Book tutorial to fit your specific teaching needs. Unlike other Tutorials that are Paper or PDF based, you can modify our teaching narrative and source code inside the tutorial and reprint as needed. This unique flexibility sets us apart from all other tutorials on the market. 

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"This edition of “Small Basic For Kids” by Carlson / Conrod/ Tylee is particularly valuable because it draws on Carlson's standard work of basic programming “Kids and the IBM PC/PCJR” from the beginning of the digital age. I had a lot of fun with this reading. Educators can also read this book with great profit if they are interested in this programming language as part of computer teaching. " - Gregor B.


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