What is Python?

Python is an object-oriented programming language that is used in the real world. Python is easy to learn, easy to read and has nearly limitless applications. 

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Where is Python used in the real world?

Python is used for web applications, databasing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and much, much more. Components of YouTube and Instagram are programmed in Python. 

YouTube – is a big user of Python, the entire site uses Python for different purposes: view video, control templates for website, administer video, access to canonical data, and many more. Python is everywhere at YouTube.

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Who can learn Python?

Python is an ideal starter language for beginners entering the world of computer programming because it is easy to read and understand. All you need to learn Python are basic typing skills and a little patience for problem-solving. We offer beginner and advanced Python classes for students ages 9-12. 

What do students learn in a Python class?

Python students learn basic functions: 

  • print, which allows the computer to print information on-screen,
  • Input, which allows the computer to take in information. 

They use these skills to build simple games made of yes or no questions. Later, they tackle:

  • Lists
  • Loops
  • and creating their own functions 

Then use those skills to create a text-based adventure game. They even explore drawing with code using the Turtle library in Python and Processing with Python.

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How is Python relevant?

Developing an understanding of one programming language makes it extremely easy to understand others. We believe all kids should have access to a basic knowledge of computer programming. Python is a great tool to introduce programming to students without the overwhelming syntax and rules of other programming languages.

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What other benefits are there to learning Python?

Python is an effective tool to teach soft skills such as logic, problem-solving, attention to detail, patience, iteration, and collaboration. The logical and computational thinking skills developed from learning computer programming can be applied to many other fields.

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