Your child can learn to code with Coding Kids. Join our in-school coding classes, after-school coding clubs, school holiday code camps or professional development for educators.
Students build computer games, program robots, and design animations in a fun, authentic learning environment. Learning to code fosters a growth mindset because the learning process requires students to have a go and learn from mistakes.
Through digital projects, students learn computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, logic, problem solving, maths, computer programming concepts, graphic design and user experience. In the process, they create a tangible product using technology. Coding Kids focuses on technology creation not technology consumption. Digital literacy is as vital as traditional literacy and numeracy.
Listen to an interview of Emily de la Pena (creator of Coding Kids) on 612 ABC Radio Brisbane as she talks about why it is important to learn how to code.
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Scratch is a versatile, online program that can be used to teach several important skills as well as maintaining a level of fun and engagement through the use of game and animation creation. Today, we’ll focus on a game called Knight collects the coins in the castle, which you can find here. This game is fun to make and play and uses concepts like x and y coordinates, sensing, decision making and variables. These are important skills, both for computer programing and for the development of problem solving skills.
My name is Emily de la Pena and I am the Founder of Coding Kids. I started Coding Kids in January 2016. Now, 15 months later we are operating at 20 schools in South East Queensland and travelling throughout regional Queensland. How did I get here? I’m not a teacher nor am I a programmer. So let me start at the beginning.
Running my own business means days filled with fire fighting and trouble shooting. Customers come to me with problems, employees come to me with problems, partner organisations and other stakeholders come to me with problems. But I love it. Problems are an opportunity to excel, highlight our strengths, create value and develop the best solution in the market. Problems are a call to action to move us to create a desired future.
Coding classes for children are so much fun. They build computer games, animated stories and digital artwork. After a hard day at school, they come to us and we let our imaginations run wild and be creative. In the process, they learn timeless skills such as computational thinking, problem solving, logic, design and creativity.
But these questions makes me wonder, do children’s piano classes, swimming classes or speech and drama classes get asked the same questions?
There are only 6 fundamental concepts of coding. We covered the first three concepts in a previous blog post. Let's go through the last three concepts here: arithmetic, data storage, data in / data out.
In case you missed it... On Thursday 11 May, we ran our third and final session in a three-part series of web conferences: Let's start from Scratch and learn to code. Part 3: Let's build a computer game and make learning about Cartesian coordinates fun. Learn about algorithms, sequencing, branching and looping.
Is coding only for people who like maths, logic, and analytical thinking? For geeks, gamers or geniuses? Or is coding a means to create for the arts, human-centred design, empathy, storytelling, human connection, building imaginary worlds, characters and adventures, social impact and creative expression.
Coding, or computer programming, is built on three basic logic patterns:
These three ideas form the basis of all coding knowledge.
Part 2 is digital artwork and animation movies.
In the words of Steve Jobs, "Computer science is a liberal arts". Let's create digital artwork and introduce how you can make animated stories with Scratch. Learn about Cartesian coordinates, algorithms, and sequencing.
The Digital Economy & Productivity team, within the Department of Science, Information Technology & Innovation, brings you the Digital Skills for all Queenslanders Regional Roadshow.
Through our Digital Skills for all Queenslanders roadshow, people in regional towns can interact with exciting digital technologies and consider the benefits and opportunities that the digital age brings and what it could mean in their lives.
exploration + creativity
Focus is on play and exploration, not work. Children are engaged because coding unleashes imagination.
Create games you can play
Coding Kids has tangible results from day 1. Children can share their games and creations with friends and family.
Our tutors are passionate about coding and excited to share their knowledge with the next generation.