Learn to code in your pyjamas these school holidays
Holiday online code clubs these April school holidays
We have a number of online code clubs this upcoming April school holidays. Learn to code with our fun, friendly, Brisbane-based Coding Mentors in the comfort of your own home. No need to drive anywhere. With the power of internet, you can access our interactive online code clubs.
We’re teaching a number of coding classes for children over the April school holidays:
- codeBuilder.Scratch for 8-11 year olds (drag and drop coding blocks)
- hackafun.webDev for 10-15 year olds (web coding)
- hackafun.Python for 10-15 year olds (text based programming)
What is codeBuilder.Scratch?
This program is made for for 8-11 year olds. It uses drag and drop coding blocks, i.e. not text based programming, to learn the fundamentals of computational thinking. Students learn to write their own algorithms as they build their own computer games. The focus is on technology creation and not technology consumption. Students build projects such as Pacman, AI Friend, or Pong. Students can also build animations and interactive digital art.
This is a sample game we build with Scratch, “Dragon Castle”
Link to Scratch project: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/204416626/
What is hackafun.webDev?
This is a sample website that we can build:
What is hackafun.Python?
The Python program suits 10-15 year olds who are keen to take their coding to the next level and learn a text based programming language. Python is a high-level, general-purpose computer programming language. It has been used in many popular applications: YouTube, DropBox, Google, Quora, Instagram, BitTorrent, Spotify, and Reddit.
There are so many programming languages, so why Python? Python is now often used as part of the high school Digital Technologies subject and is often a first year university subject in Bachelor of IT degrees. Python has simple syntax, is highly readable and useful for any beginner project. It is quick to learn and allows you move on from block coding to a text-based programming language to build fun, creative projects. This is a sample game we build with Python, “Text Adventures”.
(click on forward triangle to play)
Link to Python project: https://trinket.io/python/e5a03e7cbc
Our holiday online code clubs run on these dates:
- Tuesday 3 April (free introductory classes on offer)
- Thursday 5 April
- Saturday 7 April
- Monday 9 April (free introductory classes on offer)
- Wednesday 11 April
- Friday 13 April
Class times are:
For more information on our holiday online code clubs, see here: https://www.codingkids.com.au/enrol/online-code-clubs/online-holiday-programs/