Coding Kids

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Posted 2016-09-25 by Karina Bryerfollow

Sat 08 Oct 2016

Has your child ever wanted to write their own computer game, programme a robot or create animations? workshops, located at The Edge at the State Library of Queensland, make computer programming fun and easy, using web based programs such as "Scratch", or through learning basic programming language using Python" and "Tinkercad". Programs such as scratch enable students to use pre-programmed blocks of code to piece together a computer game of their own design, while "Python" is a simple to understand computer code which is has been used to create YouTube, Instagram and Spotify. Computer coding requires the students to analyse, apply logic and develop problem solving skills, which are applicable not only to computer programming, but all areas of learning.

The camps are designed for students aged 7 - 14, with different degrees of computer knowledge, from knowing nothing to having some previous programming skills. My not particularly tech savvy ten year old son came home excited each day - bursting to show me what he'd created on his computer. He demonstrated games he had created and was quickly coming up with new ideas to try. The camps are designed for students to turn up with your own laptop, however if you don't have access to one, a computer to use for the duration of the course can be arranged.

Workshops take place during the school holidays, but there are also a range of after-school classes which run during the school term. Coding kids will also visit schools and run professional development classes for educators. To find out more about , please visit their Website . Programs also run in Logan, Ipswich and on the Gold Coast.

Term 4 2016 dates are as follows:

Saturday, 8 October - Saturday, 26 November (8-week block)
- The Edge, South Bank on Saturdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm $167

After school
Learn to Code with Scratch (Years 2 - 6)
Monday, 10 October - Friday, 2 December (8-week block)
- Ipswich on Wednesdays, 4.00-5.00pm $167
- Bracken Ridge on Thursdays, 4.00-5.00pm $167
Trial $27
Remaining 7 weeks $153

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