I was asked to teach Javascript to total beginners. Since it would most likely be free of charge, I would rather not spend time making my own slides and material. I would follow a book or some other existing material, draw things on whiteboard for further clarification, do simple quizzes, and focus on helping students actually code stuff.

Ideally this book or material would:

  • Cover Javascript but also HTML and CSS basics
  • Have some quizzes
  • Be interesting for beginners
  • Be more modern JS oriented
  • Also touch upon NodeJS with some command line and server development

A great resource to learn JavaScript is Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke: https://eloquentjavascript.net/.

You can download the pdf for free, or you can read it online, and this is probably a better choice since you can take advantage of the code sandbox.

It is definitely suitable for beginners but a wide range of topics is covered, included Node.js (chapter 20). However, with regards to your requests, HTML and CSS are introduced but you will probably need supplementary material about them.

  • I see that doesn't have quizzes, but I could easily do those myself based on the book content. – Ska Nov 6 at 9:29

Your Answer

 

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.