MICROSOFT® VISUAL BASIC® PROGRAMMING
Our Visual Basic® Programming & Coding Track has 6 complete semester long tutorials. The first semester tutorial designed for the absolute beginner early high-school programmer. The second semester semester tutorial is an intermediate tutorial focused on programming games using the skills the student learned in the first semester tutorial. The third semester tutorial is an intermediate tuturial focused on building useful projects that the student can use at home. The fourth and fifth semester tutorials are more rigorous Honors Level tutorials for advanced students and are designed to prepare your students for college level programming courses. The 4th and 5th semester are advanced college-prep tutorials. Microsoft Visual Basic Community Edition is available free for students from the Microsoft website.
VISUAL BASIC® FOR KIDS is a semester long self-paced "beginner" programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Visual Basic Windows applications. The game built is non-violent and teaches logical thinking skills. The instructor led tutorial is appropriate for students in 6th-8th grade.
BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC® is a semester long self-paced "beginner" programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Visual Basic Windows application. The tutorial is appropriate for both teens and adults.
PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH VISUAL BASIC® is a semester long "intermediate" programming tutorial consisting of 7 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build Visual Basic Games. 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, family-friendly, and teach logical thinking skills.
VISUAL BASIC HOME PROJECTS explains (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Visual Basic Windows project. Students learn about project design, the Visual Basic toolbox, many elements of the Visual Basic language, and how to debug and 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.
LEARN VISUAL BASIC is a comprehensive college-prep programming tutorial covering object-oriented programming, the Visual Basic Professional integrated development environment, building and distributing Windows applications using the Windows Installer, exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as web access, printing, and HTML help system authoring. The tutorial also introduces database applications (using ADO .NET) and web applications (using ASP.NET). Some of the applications built include: Stopwatch, Calendar Display, Loan Repayment Calculator, Flash Card Math Game, Database Input Screen, Statistics Calculator, Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Capital City Quiz, Information Tracker (with plotting), Line, Bar and Pie charts, a version of the first video game ever - Pong, and a digital Telephone Directory. This curriculum was used in a major university's introductory Visual Basic course for over a decade.
VISUAL BASIC AND DATABASES is a tutorial that provides a detailed introduction to using Visual Basic for accessing and maintaining databases for desktop applications. Topics covered include: database structure, database design, Visual Basic project building, ADO .NET data objects (connection, data adapter, command, data table), data bound controls, proper interface design, structured query language (SQL), creating databases using Access, SQL Server and ADOX, and database reports. Actual projects developed include a books tracking system, a sales invoicing program, a home inventory system and a daily weather monitor.