While we have been learning from home, I was fortunate enough to receive a few of Workman Publishings “Big Fat Notebook” series books, including their latest release, Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding.
The Big Fat Notebook series includes books that are meant to help middle school students tackle concepts in a way that is easily accessible, attention-catching, and fun. It literally looks as if someone took really awesome notes and compiled them into one big book! Each chapter of the book includes diagrams, drawings, visuals, along with the text, as well as a quick quiz to check your understanding at the end of each section. It’s so appealing as a visual learner and as someone who loves organization, I enjoy how easy it is to follow. I am excited to add them to my classroom library as a reference book for my students!
Now, let’s talk about the Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in particular. I can already think of a handful of students in my classroom who would devour this book from cover to cover! The book covers a variety of topics, including how websites are designed and created, software engineering, and how to read and write code using Scratch, Python, HTML, and CSS. It really delves into some detail, so this is likely best for students who have some type of background in coding and computers, but could be a great supported resource for students who are just starting out as well to get an overview of all the computer science and coding information.
You can find the “Big Fat Notebook” series on Amazon. Click here to shop Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding as well as other awesome BFN titles!
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