Computer Coding for Kids: What is a computer
program? A computer program is a set of instructions
that a computer follows to complete a task. ‘Coding’, or ‘programming’ means writing the
step-by-step instructions that tell the computer what to do We are surrounded by computer
programs. Many of the devices and gadgets we use each day are controlled by them. These
machines all follow step-by-step instructions written by a computer programmer. Cell Phones. Programs allow you to make a phone call or send text messages. When you search for a
contact, a program finds the correct phone number. Computer software. Everything a computer
does, from browsing the Internet to writing documents or playing music, works because
of code written by a computer programmer. Games. Consoles are just another type of computer,
and all the games that run on them are programs. All the graphics, sounds, and controls are
written in computer code. Washing machines. Washing machines are programmed to follow
different cycles. Computer code controls how hot the water is and how long the wash takes. Cars In some cars computer programs monitor the speed, temperature, and amount of fuel in the tank. Computer programs can even help control the brakes to keep people safe.

Coding for Kids 1: What is Computer Coding?
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36 thoughts on “Coding for Kids 1: What is Computer Coding?

  • October 6, 2015 at 9:00 am
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    PEREFCT

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  • September 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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    Whenever I hear someone say "Coding" or "Programming" I die a little inside

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  • February 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm
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    88,000 kids watched this…. definitely not adults looking for a simple explanation……. I'm a kid….

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  • March 22, 2017 at 7:31 am
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    hi you are the best

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  • March 22, 2017 at 7:31 am
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    hi handsome

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  • April 19, 2017 at 9:35 am
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    super

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  • June 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    hahaha, nice, video it's very useful.. thank DK books.

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  • July 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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    I think kids find the adult videos more useful.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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    Thanks for this vid! I used a definition from this for my project for school!

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  • November 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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    ESSKITTTTT

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  • November 10, 2017 at 11:17 pm
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    horrible

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  • December 13, 2017 at 11:58 am
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    So thats where you end up when you fall asleep watching YouTube Videos, i bet next time i end up watching how to speak to an elephant

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  • January 14, 2018 at 5:09 pm
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    Very nice learning article. Thanks for sharing

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  • February 9, 2018 at 12:09 am
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    I'm 17 😂

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  • May 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm
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    Very informative video about the basics of coding. I am 10 years old and I am learning programming using javascript. This video is very helpful.

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  • June 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    its so simple but so many people watch it

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  • July 2, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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    I am your 100 unlike👏👏👏👏

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  • July 8, 2018 at 10:26 pm
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    Hey I'm a kid

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  • August 3, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    I is kid
    I is smart now

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  • August 6, 2018 at 3:17 am
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    I am 11.

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  • August 14, 2018 at 9:23 am
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    This did not help

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  • August 16, 2018 at 3:29 am
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    So cool! The future!

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  • September 1, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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    the music is annoying

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  • October 9, 2018 at 11:24 am
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    Roblox Kids trying to learn how to make an exploit, learn how to Reverse Engineer first.

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  • November 13, 2018 at 10:40 pm
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    I love coding.

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  • December 3, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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    trash

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  • March 12, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    dksldiqkdrndi

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  • March 12, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    guess what this is in korean

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  • April 11, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    booooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    this vid sucks

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  • June 24, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    i hav 5 kids its good for them

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  • June 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    sorry those were mu children

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    hello

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  • October 9, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    Instructions unclear, my washing machine is not controlled by code.

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