Coding Explorations

Sparkiverse Labs - Best Friends Learning Center

Monday, July 27, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Best Friends Learning Center 42080 Osgood Road FremontCA  94538
Monday, July 27, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Best Friends Learning Center 42080 Osgood Road FremontCA  94538

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What's Included

Kids learn while playing in a variety of online and offline activities. Each day students are challenged to build upon the principles they are learning - and to develop ideas in a collaborative environment. By focusing on the fundamentals of coding, we expose kids to the ideas and ways of thinking that carry across all of the different programming languages. We use a variety of online applications to explore key topics such as conditional statements, loops, variables, nested loops, and Boolean logic. A significant piece of our class is also learning how to think critically and solve problems. It’s important to have our kids learn that they aren’t going to get it right the first time. Success isn’t knowing the answer walking in. Success is approaching the problem in a new way and finding the path to the answer. This class is much more than sitting behind a keyboard. Students love real-world activities that reinforce principles taught in the class. We will bring in programmable robots for the kids to interact with while flexing their new programming muscles. Then students move back to the virtual world and program characters on their computers to perform simple and complex tasks. Next we introduce tools where kids can take the concepts and problem solving skills learned in the visual programming systems into creating real code. Kids pick and choose between different app widgets, type in the code, and swap in new features to make it unique (i.e., graphics, sounds, colors, and speed). By typing in their own code and exploring what it does, students become familiar with languages such as Javascript and Python.

About This Organizer

We are an afterschool and summer camp program that invites elementary school students into the world of technology and electronics using games and fun.

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  • Sparkiverse Labs

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Best Friends Learning Center 42080 Osgood Road FremontCA  94538
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