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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Reply

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

  2. Reply

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

  3. Reply

    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.

  4. Reply

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

  5. Reply

    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!

  6. Reply

    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.

  7. Reply

    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!

  8. Reply

    I have a new camera I’m failing with so, The Beginner’s Photography Guide,!

  9. Reply

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

  10. Reply

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide could definitely help me. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. Reply

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

  12. Reply

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

  13. Reply

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

  14. Reply

    Coding With Scratch Made Easy my son would love this

  15. Reply

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

  16. Reply

    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

  17. Reply

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

  18. Reply

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide, it looks like a great resource.

  19. Reply

    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

  20. Reply

    My niece and nephew are just getting interested in this stuff. These books look super helpful!

  21. Reply

    The Beginners Photography Guide because I could use some help in taking great photos

  22. Reply

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

  23. Reply

    I would love to win The Beginners Photography Guide because I love to take photos!

  24. Reply

    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.

  25. Reply

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

  26. Reply

    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.

  27. Reply

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

  28. Reply

    I think the The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is the one for me…

  29. Reply

    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.

  30. Reply

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

  31. Reply

    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.

  32. Reply

    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

  33. Reply

    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!

  34. Reply

    The Beginners Photography guide would be so awesome to have

  35. Reply

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

  36. Reply

    Well, I’m more interested in The Beginner’s Photography Guide, while my oldest would be interested in coding.

  37. Reply

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

  38. Reply

    Excited to win the photography book. Wonderful, useful skills to learn…for child and adult.

  39. Reply

    The phoography one. I just point and shoot and would love to have more skill.

  40. Reply

    I’d like to win Coding With Scratch Made Easy to teach my kids how to code & learn programming.

  41. Reply

    The Beginner’s Photography Guide because I love taking photos

  42. Reply

    The Beginners Photography! My family doesn’t live close so we share our lives with them via pictures.

  43. Reply

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

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