Scratch Coding for Kids
Remote Learning Camp
Ages: 8 - 12 years
6 students to a teacher
13 Jul - 28 Aug
9 am - 2:30 pm, Mon to Fri
Scratch is the most fun and easiest way to learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, reason systematically, and develop computational thinking. With Scratch, kids can share interactive media they develop such as games, animations, music and stories with people from all over and learn and get inspired by others at the same time. It's the perfect place to start, so let the story begin...
The teacher was fun, the sessions were amazing and now coding is one of my favourite hobbies EEVVEERR!!!!!!!!!
M, Year 5
What you will learn
Learn the fundamental concepts of Computer Programming and have fun with it
Learn to build cool games, stories and animations and share with the online community
Solve problems in a structured way, develop critical reasoning, logical thinking and gain creative confidence
Requirements & Setup
A laptop or desktop computer with an active internet connection
A microphone and speakers. Ideally, you should also have a camera - a webcam or an inbuilt camera in your laptop) for video calling, although this is not necessary.
If you are on the Python course, you will need to install Python on your computer, so you need the permissions to install software on your computer.
Q: I want to know more. How can I get in touch?
Q: How many teachers would you have in a class?
We aim for 6 students per teacher to maximise learning through collaboration with peers and personal attention from the teacher.
Q: What are the pre-requisites for the course?
Well, as long as your child is at least 8 years old and curious, she/he will most likely thoroughly enjoy learning Scratch.
Q: There's Scratch, there's Python, Java, Web development, Robotics, Mobile App Development and a myriad of other coding courses out there? How do I choose where my child should start?
Scratch has been designed (at MIT) to teach kids how to code in a fun and interactive way. If your child is just about starting on his/her computing journey, or is a visual learner or if you are in doubt, Scratch is the perfect place to start. Once your child learns Scratch, a text based programming language such as Python or Java is a natural (and great) next step.
Q: Where can I find out more about Scratch itself?
Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. The MIT Scratch website here has a lot of information and resources about Scratch. There's also a page for parents.
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