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Beginner's Scratch & Lego WeDo, 19-23 Dec Holiday Camp (Full Day) @ Orchard

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Monday, December 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (SGT)

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Holiday Camp

Beginner's Scratch & Lego WeDo

 

Schedule: Mon 19 Dec - Fri 23 Dec, 10m-5pm

Ages: 7 - 12

Requirements: No prior experience required


Sign up for a full week of creativity and fun:

  • Half a day creating games and animations in Beginner's Scratch Programming and
  • Half a day building machines with Lego and programming them to operate with Scratch and the Lego WeDo extension

Beginner's Scratch Programming

   

Goals

  • By the end of this course, your child will be able to create animations and games using the Scratch programming language.
  • Learn the basic structure of Scratch programs and the characteristics of computer programming.
  • Set up a free online account, share your projects and continue to learn with the Scratch community

Course Description

  • It isn't every day that kids can learn to shape the future.
  • Saturday Kids offers an introductory programming class in Scratch, a visual programming language for kids, developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
  • In these classes, we get children excited about the wonders of coding. Kids learn to code by creating interactive stories, games, and other projects in Scratch.
  • With its modular framework, Scratch makes it easy for kids to have fun while developing important problem-solving skills. Scratch teaches kids to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
  • Scratch was designed for 7-16 year olds but is used by people of all ages.

Course Outline

1. What is Scratch?

Students are introduced to the Scratch programming environment by viewing a collection of sample projects, and engaging in an exploratory, hands-on experience in computational creation.

2. Scratch That Move

Students familiarize themselves with the Scratch interface by experimenting with triggers and controlling the movements and looks of their sprites.

3. Making It Up from Scratch

Students practise animating the characters, costumes, and stages they have created, as they learn to add sequences, loops, and events to their projects.

4. Sounds Like Scratch

Students learn to record, edit, and add sounds to their projects!

5. One Scratch Follows Another

Students learn to create and add multiple stages, sprites, and events to their projects. Students explore concepts of parallelism, conditions and variables as they increase the complexity of their projects.

6. Scratch Those Bugs

Students complete their projects by testing and debugging their code using logic and systematic reasoning. Students learn how to upload their projects on their own online Scratch accounts.

7. Share and Present!

Students share their projects with their friends and reflect on their creative experiences throughout the workshop.

 

Programme a Machine with Scratch x Lego WeDo

   

Goals

  • By the end of this course, your child will be able to construct a functioning Lego WeDo machine and program it using the Scratch programming language.
  • Learn about simple mechanics concepts like gears and axles using different Lego pieces.
  • Learn about the Lego WeDo extension in Scratch and how it allows Scratch programs and animations to interact with the physical world

 

Course Description

  • It isn't every day that kids can learn to shape the future.
  • Saturday Kids offers an introductory programming class in Scratch, a visual programming language for kids, developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
  • Saturday Kids offers an introductory class which combines Scratch programming with the creativity of Lego WeDo.
  • In these classes, we bring the virtual and physical world together. Kids are encouraged to invent innovative and wacky inventions using Lego blocks, before using Scratch to program their inventions.
  • With its modular framework, Scratch makes it easy for kids to have fun while developing important problem-solving skills. Scratch teaches kids to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. In addition, Lego WeDo allows kids to explore their world in a fun and innovative manner.
  • Scratch and Lego WeDo were designed for 7-16 year olds but are used by people of all ages.

 

Course Outline

1. What is Lego WeDo?

Explore what you can do with the Lego WeDo by playing with sample projects, and experience tinkering with the programmes and Lego bricks to discover how these projects were made.

2. Make A Simple Machine!

The Lego WeDo comes equipped with sensors, motors and other mechanical parts. Learn how to build classic simple machines such as a robot walker, or a mechanical arm grabber, and how they can built with gears, axles, and sheer mechanical genius!

3. Make A Sensing Machine!

Lego WeDo is compatible with Scratch! Learn how you can use the sensor inputs to build machines that knows where to go, or even machines that sense earthquakes.

4. Make An Interactive Machine!

Programme some interactivity in our machines and learn how to use operators, conditions, and variables in Scratch.

5. Make Your Own Machine!

Kids are given a design brief and experience building and programming their own Lego machines!

6. Share and Present!

Students share their projects with their friends and reflect on their creative experiences throughout the workshop.

 

Instructors

Instructors at Saturday Kids are curious about design and technology. They come from diverse backgrounds such as psychology, design, business and computer science. They are not necessarily software engineers by training, but having taught themselves programming as they believe computational thinking and digital literacy are basic skills every child needs.

 

FAQs

1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

The Beginner's Scratch course welcomes all new programming students..

 

2. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?

Scratch was designed for 7-16 year olds but is used by people of all ages. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 12 year old may not result in the best learning environment for the younger student. If your child is very keen, we can organise separate classes if there is a minimum of 4 participants. Contact us directly to enquire.

 

3. I've enrolled my child, what will he / she need to bring?

We'll provide all materials. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry. We'll give the class breaks in between so your child can take that time to sip on some juice and munch on those yummy crackers!

 

Please note:

  • This workshop will proceed with a minimum of 6 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the workshop is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this workshop, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.
Have questions about Beginner's Scratch & Lego WeDo, 19-23 Dec Holiday Camp (Full Day) @ Orchard? Contact Saturday Kids

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10 Square @ Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road, #10-01
Singapore , Singapore 238896
Singapore

Monday, December 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (SGT)


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Kids will invent the future. What if they start now?

At Saturday Kids, students don't just learn to code. They code to learn.

 

Kids today live, learn and play in a digital world, so it's never been more important for kids to learn digital literacy.

However, we also recognise that technology is ever changing, what's relevant today might not be so tomorrow. It's nigh impossible to teach a kid everything there is to know...

 

But what we can do is bring out the curiosity in kids.

With our design-based approach emphasising creation, we create an environment where there is no right answerkids are free to explorecan put theory into practice and develop the mindset of "I can figure this out myself" instead of being spoonfed the answers.

 

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If you're a firm believer that what kids learn on Saturdays is just as important as what they learn in school Monday to Friday, let's chat!

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