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Code Academy

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites
 
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I am so excited to be bringing you this site! Have you ever wanted to learn how to program? I have, and to be honest I’ve been less than satisfied with the resources I’ve found online and always end up quitting. The creators of this site were also unsatisfied with the resources available online and created Code Academy where you learn to program through interactive coding lessons.

What I really love is that you can try the academy out before you sign up and you can do so directly from the main page. To get started type your name (or how you want to be addressed) inside quotation marks in the grey box; for example, I would type “Amanda” and then press enter.  It will then present you with your next set of directions, keep following the directions and work your way through this example lesson on coding.

Once you’ve worked your way through the lesson, the last prompt that you’ll be given is a blue link to “Start the next one”. Click that link to continue. You can work through the second lesson too without registering. By then you should have a good idea if this is something you want to learn or not.  If you do want to continue click the green Register (it’s Free) button and you’ll be whisked away to the registration form.

The registration form offers you the form to fill out with a working e-mail address and then you’ll have to create a password, or you can choose to f-connect and use your Facebook information to sign in. Honestly I just f-connect when I have the option, it’s so much easier than having to remember yet another username and unique password.

Once you’ve signed back in, the real fun begins! Now you’ll want to click on course and then click the green Start Here arrow to begin with the introductory classes.  You’ll have to work through the example lessons you did earlier again, but this shouldn’t take you long since you’re familiar with what you should be doing.  You can click the Show Hint button on the left side whenever you’re stuck with a step, and now as you complete the courses you’ll earn points and badges.

This is a fun and interactive way to learn to code! Check it out today!

http://www.codecademy.com/

~Amanda

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One Response to “Code Academy”

  1. Lorine says:

    This sounds like fun, and I’m always looking for something new to learn. thanks for the info.

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