TRACK #4.  JAVATM  PROGRAMMING TRACK

JavaTM For Kids – Teacher Pack (1st Semester – Middle School)

JAVA FOR KIDS is a semester long “beginning” programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build Java applications.   The video game built is non-violent and teaches logical thinking skills. This instructor-led tutorial is appropriate for students in 5th-8th grade.

Beginning Java (1st Semester – High School or Adult)

BEGINNING JAVA is a semester long “beginning” programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Java application.   The games built are non-violent and teach logical thinking skills. The tutorial is appropriate for both teens and adults.

LEARN  JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS   is a 9 lesson Tutorial covering object-oriented programming concepts, using a integrated development environment to create and test Java projects, building and distributing GUI applications, understanding and using the Swing control library, exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as printing, and help system authoring.  The tutorial is appropriate for both teens and adults.

Programming Games with Java  – (3rd Semester)

PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH JAVA is a semester long self-paced “intermediate” programming tutorial consisting of 7 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a JAVA Games.   This Tutorial requires a complete understanding of the Java Swing Control Library before attempting so it is an Advanced 3rd Semester Java Tutorial.  Students will learn how to program the following video games:  Safecracker, Tic Tac Toe,  Match Game, Pizza Delivery, Moon Landing, and Leap Frog.  ​   The games built are non-violent and teach logical thinking skills.  The tutorial is appropriate for both teens and adults.

PROGRAMMING HOME PROJECTS WITH JAVA  explains (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Java GUI project. Students learn about project design, the Java Swing controls, many elements of the Java language, and how to distribute finished projects. The projects built include: Dual-Mode Stopwatch, Consumer Loan Assistant, Flash Card Math Quiz, Multiple Choice Exam, Blackjack Card Game,  Weight Monitor, Home Inventory Manager, and a Snowball Toss Game​.  The tutorial is appropriate for both teens and adults.

“The tutorials were really good to use.  I have a very small class of three and I found them to be much better than a book.” 

Steven A. ComptonFranklin Road Academy

“I enjoyed both books. I liked the format, Word & PDF, that way i can teach on my iPad. I’ll be back for more next year.”

Julie McMahon, Teacher, New Zealand

“I like the tutorials. They were easy to follow using laymen’s terms.”

Carol Carmichael, Easton Area High School

“The Learn Java (GUI Applications) For High School Students topics are introduced progressively to ensure that students of different levels can progress at their own pace. Many exercises and problems are ​weaved into the chapters to maintain student interest and build confidence. ​​Overall, I appreciated your efforts to make the Java product user friendly.

Carly Orr, Computer Science Teacher, Vancouver BC

“I was looking for some Visual Basic Express ideas and these books appeared to be just what I needed. I bought both Visual Basic books. ​Great ideas and easy to read.”

Andrew Zwelling, Math Teacher

“I enjoyed both books. I liked the format, Word & PDF, that way i can teach on my iPad. I’ll be back for more next year.”

Claudio Faenza, Teacher, Gainesville, FL