Free Scratch course lesson plan
It’s easy! You too can teach your own introductory 8-week coding course with these ready-to-use Scratch course lesson plans. These Scratch projects are suitable for coding classes for 8-12 year olds. Children will be able to build their very own computer games, digital artwork and…
Visual-based vs. Text-based programming languages
We often get asked by people, “What are visual and text-based programming languages? What are the differences between them? Why do we as a company opt to teach kids a visual-based programming language like Scratch to begin with instead of starting them out on text-based ones?” Let us elaborate on these questions for you!
Learn to code with visual programming!
Learn to code with Scratch: from beginner to innovator What is visual-based programming? Visual-based programming is an umbrella term for programming languages that use visual elements — such as drag-and-drop blocks — to build code for a program. They are rather unlike text-based programming languages,…
10 benefits of coding that have nothing to do with coding
Coding is not just about learning a programming language and how to write lines of code. There are so many benefits of coding that support the development of a well-rounded student. Here are 10 benefits of coding that have nothing to do with coding: 1….
Code with Python: From beginner to innovator in 12 months
What is Python? 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. In this course, you can use Python to program computer games, animations, dynamic websites, development boards and…
Creativity + Curiosity = Coding
I recently listened to a Tim Ferriss’ interview of Karlie Kloss on his podcast ‘The Tim Ferriss Show’ . I really loved how Kloss describes coding as a language for creative expression and a powerful enterprise tool that enables and empowers. For those of you who…
Longreach Success Story
Coding Kids visited Longreach and delivered 5 workshops for students, teachers and parents. With a funding of $2200, over 180 people participated in the workshops held over 2 days in this regional Queensland town.
Transforming my son’s screen time one coding class at a time!
Managing my son’s screen time and online gaming has (so far) been my biggest everyday parenting challenge. I’ve set time limits. I’ve ensured he does other activities before screen is allowed. And I’ve ‘Mum-splained’ many times that the TV and iPad do not count as a ‘screen break’ from his computer. He also does a number of sports. I have every strategy going, and yet screen time still feels like an ongoing negotiation, requiring energy I don’t have. He is nearly ten and he is exceptionally persistent when it comes to computers.
Problems are an Opportunity
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.