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Maker March from DK Canada #Giveaway

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March Break is fast approaching – the kids will be out of school and ready to play but I’ll still have work to do. Keeping them busy can be hard sometimes especially when all they want to do is go on the computer, play on my phone or just about any other electronic you can think of.

I’m okay with this, to a point – if they’re learning something, they can stay on it for as long as they want but if they just want to play on their game system for 4 hours or watch YouTube…it’s a hard NO.

Computer coding for kids

My oldest, Lucas has recently joined a coding club at school. He loves it and every time they’ve had a ‘club meeting’, it’s all he talks about. Apparently, him and his friends are going to make THE BEST video game when they’re 12-years-old. This would be alright, if it weren’t for the fact that it’s going to have zombies in it and he’s not even allowed to play zombie games until he’s at least 13.

Working on his coding is one of the rare instances that I do allow him on the computer for longer than usual. Computer coding can lead to jobs in Software Programming, as long as he doesn’t change his mind about what he wants to be when he grows up, this will come in handy.

Introducing Maker March from DK Canada

Thanks to DK Canada I’ve now got March Break covered; now he can have fun and learn and I will be guilt-free.

Coding With Scratch Made Easy

Developed in consultation with leading educational experts, Coding With Scratch Made Easy is designed for children ages 9-11 and packed with exercises and activities to teach computer coding using Scratch, a free coding program from MIT developed especially for children.

Computer coding is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. It is being incorporated into the curriculum to ensure students understand the languages and uses of computer coding. Quick and easy to use, especially for kids who have no experience with computer language, Scratch is currently one of the most popular and largest technology trends for children, providing a gateway to more complicated coding languages.

Scratch Challenge Workbook

Perfect for budding computer whizzes ages 6-9 who are ready to move on from coding beginner projects in Scratch, this highly visual workbook is filled with challenges utilizing the free computer coding programming language.

Kids can make their own music, build more intricate computer games, and even use their webcam to be a part of their own projects. This workbook is filled with open-ended projects that use art, music, sound effects, and math and can be shared online with friends. Kids can even test their coding knowledge with written vocabulary and programming quizzes at the end of each challenge.

 

What will I be doing while the kids are coding?

I’ll be learning how to use my new camera to bring you even better photos of the delicious recipes we make post here.

The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition

Assuming no prior knowledge, this guide’s easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout makes it accessible as it takes you through every technique you need to create stunning images, from exposure to flash to image enhancement. Handy checklists provide a quick rundown of the equipment and camera settings for each technique, and at-a-glance comparison images show how camera settings can produce remarkably different results. Hundreds of inspirational images provide even more motivation to reach your goal.

Fully updated to reflect all the latest developments in technology and creative trends in digital image-making, The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition will empower you to achieve your full potential as a digital photographer.

How will you be spending your Spring Break?

Enter to win…

All 3 copies mentioned above from DK Canada. Giveaway open Canada only ends 3/29

 

 

 

 

 

 

44 Comments

  • Judy Cowan

    Definitely the The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition, I would love to learn how to take better pictures with my cameras.

  • Lynda Cook

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide is one I could totally benefit from, always need to learn how to take better shots!!

  • Stephanie LaPlante

    I’m most excited about The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition because I love taking beautiful pictures. I’m always looking to improve my skills.

  • Julie F

    For myself it would be The Beginners Photography Guide, 2nd Edition, as I would love to be able to take better photo’s!

  • Amy Heffernan

    I would love to win the Coding With Scratch Made Easy! My son is very much info electronics and I think this is something he would enjoy!

  • DebP

    My first choice would be The Beginner’s Photography Guide. I’d like to take better pictures, and it would be best to start from the ground up with the basics.

  • Jennifer P.

    I am most excited to win Coding With Scratch Made Easy because my 9 year old is interested in coding and this would be an ideal starter book for her!

  • kathy downey

    Of these books i am most excited to win the Scratch Challenge Workbook because i granddaughter at 6 has such an interesting in coding.

  • Wanda Bee

    I’m most excited about The Beginner’s Photography Guide. I would love to amp up my photography skills.

  • Jeannie Lam

    I am excited about coding with scratch made easy because I don’t know how to code and my son is learning it now.

  • travelbuds

    Both my kids love coding and the book Coding With Scratch Made Easy would be fantastic for them.

  • Brenda Lacourciere

    I would love to win the Coding With Scratch Made Easy for my 9 year old grandson because hes interested in coding.

  • s powell

    The coding book looks very exciting I would enjoy learning this as well as my children we all love learning new things. Thank you for this chance

  • Victoria Ess

    I’m most excited about the The Beginner’s Photography Guide because my niece would love it!

  • Julie bolduc

    Im most excitef to read the Computer coding for kids I know it’s for kids but it would be a great start for myself

  • Caryn Coates

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition because I love photography and this would help for sure

  • Debbie S.

    I am most excited about The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition. I have a DSLR camera but really don’t know that much about it.

  • Doris Humber

    I have always loved taking photos ever since I was a kid, so my choice would be “The Beginner’s Photography Guide”.

  • Amanda Fontaine

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is the book that caught my eye the most because my husband has a fancy camera and I would LOVE to learn how to take pictures with it and this would be perfect.

  • Lisa H

    I’m most excited about The Beginner’s Photography Guide because I want to learn how to take better pictures.

  • Dana Miller

    I am most excited about the Beginner’s Photography Guide. I got a DSLR camera just before my daughter was born. To my dismay and frustration I have been using it mainly as a point and shoot. I know it has so many features I could be taking advantage of to capture amazing moments. I need some pointers.

  • Carole D.

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition. I would love to learn how to take better photos.

  • Rosanne Robinson

    I would love to win the Scratch Challenge Workbook for my 7 year old grandson because he’s very interested in art, music, & math and really enjoys working on projects, so it would be perfect for aiding in his development.

  • sabina Edwards

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition would be my choice as well (It appears to appeal to a lot of us) I have use of my hubbys camera but am too scared to pick it up (sooo many buttons and functions) as well we actually have an old school camera that uses (SHOCK) film

  • Lori L.

    My 14 year old daughter would be so excited about The Beginners Photography guide. We have a DSLR camera and she just signed up for a high school photography course. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nicole Jubleew

    I’m excited about the Coding With Scratch Made Easy and The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition. Something for everyone!

  • Cheryl Sawatzky

    i would love the The Beginners Photography guide, i would love to know the tricks to get better pictures

  • lori butler

    the beginners photography would be fantastic as I have an amazing camera that I have no idea how to use.

  • Amber Y

    I’m most excited for the copy of The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition. My boyfriend loves to collect cameras, but he hasn’t spent much time behind one. I’d love to help fuel his interests!!

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