CodeMaker: Code & Design Games - Scratch - Online
Ages: 6 - 10 Skills Level: Beginner - Advance
Timing: Timing: Full day - 9:30 AM PT - 2:30 PM PT / 12:30 PM ET - 5:30 PM ET
Half day - 9:30 AM PT - 11:40 AM PT / 12:30 PM ET - 2:40 PM ET Tools: Scratch
Progressive curriculum week by week
Code & Design Games - Scratch
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Learn drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab) to build your logical and problem solving skill, without worrying about the syntax error. Who knows what programming language will be in demand when a student will be required to use it, but Logical and problem solving skill will be always common with any language.
Scratch is a Kid-Friendly Programming Languages where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.
In this camp, we have six levels:-
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
- Level 4
- Level 5
- Level 6
As student progress, Students will be working on various games and animation like Space Quest, Dress Up, Space conqueror, Hide and seek, Starfish Choir, Maze solver, Ping Pong, many more..
Minimum 6 students.
A video conference link will be sent to the participants.
Class is held LIVE Monday thru Friday (this is not a pre-recorded program).
9:30 AM - Check - in, live and interactive lesson and instruction
11:40 - 12:15 - PM Lunch Break
12:15 PM - Continuation on Lesson plan and Assignment
01:15 - 1:30 PM - Afternoon Break
1:30 - 2:30 PM - Continuation on Lesson plan and Assignment
STEM4kids uses ZOOM for our real-time programs. It's simple to install on your desktop or laptop computer and easy for your children to use.
STEM4kids uses easily accessible online tools and programs for the course. Parents will be notified of any software that needs to be downloaded in advance of the program.
Frequently asked questions
Is programming experience required for this course?
No programming experience is required for this introductory course, however a basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates, and functions, is strongly recommended.
For Intermediate or advance courses, Yes. A good understanding of the various concepts listed under Course Details is required, as this class focuses more on advanced programming topics. They can attend this advanced course.
What you mean by Progressive curriculum week by week?
How many weeks of camp can students take in the summer?
Students can register for as many weeks of camp as they would like. As we are progressive camps, which means student will advance to further levels as student masters the concepts. We encourage you to register for at least two week, its build the strong fundamental on the subject. And as per student experience, you can add more weeks (depends on availability of slots)
If a student already has some experience, are different skill levels accommodated in the course?
Instructors and TAs are always willing to modify and customize the curriculum to make sure that all students are engaged and challenged. The first day or so will be utilized to gauge students’ individual skills and strengths. We also have advanced extensions for every course, so teachers can challenge advanced students.
How many weeks do students normally register for?
STEM4kids offers progressive curriculum between the weeks. Normally students register for minimum two weeks camp on particular subject in order to experience our Academies, which are an in-depth pair of courses that build upon student knowledge week after week. Then student can either continue to choose to work on Advance course on same subject or try our other amazing camps for well balanced approach.
What if the content is too easy or too hard once the course begins?
STEM4kids courses and curricula are built to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low student-to-staff ratio (average of 12:1), allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you to help you achieve it.
Do the student need to bring own laptop ? What kind of computers do student need to use in your camps?
We will provide the laptops to the kids, but if kids wants to bring thier own laptop, they can. Student can bring either Windows or Mac computers in the classroom
Who is my main point of contact while the camps are running?
The main point contact at camp is the Camp Director. You will receive information with the camp director’s name and contact information closer to the start of the program.
Do the student need to choose multiple week in continuous?
No, we maintain the kids progress. Student can take a break and come back. For example student joined us for two week of camp, then took a one week break for vacation, and join us back, totally fine. We will take care of it.