In the new year…

I need to focus on another coding project, so I’m going to take the holidays to see how far I can get on that. I’ll come back to weekly lessons in the new year. This week I’m traveling to North Carolina. I’ll be in Maryland over Christmas. And, we’re settling into our first home in December, so there’s a lot keeping me distracted for the next month or so!

I’m thinking a War card game might be our next project we try together. It will allow us to practice arrays and for loops. Personally, I’m thinking about how I can turn it into a math game. 🙂

Hope your holidays are full of faith, hope, and love.

Code Your Own Website

This is my first course, coding. You will learn to make websites, informational ones at first. You’ll be able to take your websites and publish them online. Then we’ll make our pages do things and make a game. Then, maybe, we’ll make an app and publish that as well. The tutorials each have a blog post, so you should read and watch to get the most out of it. You should also play around with each lesson and work with it on your own before moving to the next lesson. Don’t give up. Coding is nothing but problem solving. There will always be problems, and there’s always a solution out there.

These lessons are free. Encourage me by subscribing to this blog and to the YouTube channel tutorials, Learning with Lee.

You can find the lessons here and by clicking Coding Lessons in the menu.

My name is Lee Giles. I’m the creator of Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool. I am the mother of six and relatively new coder. In high school and college, more than twenty years ago, I took some coding. Then I didn’t see it again until maybe five years ago. I started doing little free exercises online sometimes. I didn’t get very far, and I had no idea what to do with what I’d learned. I completed the exercises, but it didn’t produce anything. That’s why in your first lesson you are going to see your code in your web browser! Every lesson you’ll see what you’ve learned. Everything will be applied knowledge.

In the summer of 2017, I took a five-week intensive coding course. That’s where I finally learned how to get my code online and put it together. By the end of the course, I had made things like these.

Examples:

one  (This was a project from my course. Move your cursor around the page and make your screen smaller, like a cell phone, and see how the page adjusts.)

two  (I’ve made several versions of different types of matching games for my educational site.)

three  (This last one was for my son, until he decided to make it himself. It’s incomplete, but you can see on the main page some more of what you’ll be able to do!)

This course isn’t to get you a job, but it can get you coding your own sites. This learn-to-read website I coded and then turned into an app that is now being sold.

The languages I use are HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Don’t give up. Coding is nothing but problem solving. There will always be problems, but there are always solutions.