$24.19 – $47.29

Kids Coding - Intermediate Class

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Triple Six I.T

666 Jarrahdale Road

Jarrahdale, Western Australia 6124

Australia

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Our courses aim to promote fearless, creative, personal and reflective programming. During this intermediate course students will improve fluidity in drag-and-drop coding with Scratch and develop their understanding of reusing, remixing, debugging and using the Scenes Studio.

Students will create a storyboard in their design journals and then transfer that story into code using customised sprites, scenes, timed interactions and broadcasting. The important aspect of peer review will be revisited, with students learning how to be constructive and kind in their criticism of others work and to use mistakes as learning opportunities.

There will then be a 10-15 minute movement break, with light refreshments provided.

The remaining hour includes visiting other people's work on the Scene's Studio, gaining familiarity in and building understandings of the benefits of reusing and remixing while designing. Students will then use gathered ideas along with their recieved criticism to make improvements and adjustments to their finished storyboard. Students will gain more familiarity with the computational concepts of events and parallelism and the practice of experimenting and iterating. Finally they will dip their toes into the world of code troubleshooting, undertaking several debugging excersizes. Being able to read others’ code is a valuable skill and is critical for being able to engage in the practices of reusing and remixing. Ultimately they will leave with a personalized, interactive storyboard animation in Scratch complete with talking characters and changing scenery.

This class includes:

  • Creation of a storyboard with either pens and paper or in their digital design journals.
  • Introduction to custom block creation, using custom sprites to bring their characters to life.
  • Introduction to timing, broadcasting and changing scenes.
  • Forming small critique groups to provide Red, Yellow & Green feedback on their storyboards so far.
  • Exploring the Scene Studio and learning how to reuse and remix coding ethically when producing original content.
  • Practicing experimenting and iterating while creating projects
  • Introduction to the computational thinking concepts of loops, events, and parallelism
  • Introduction to debugging

Students will be able to access their Scratch account & design journal from home and continue working on their projects and many more at their leisure. Scratch is an entirely free to use software available on both Mac and Windows devices.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The course is suitable for beginners of any age though it is targeted towards 7 - 12 year olds. The minimum age is 6 years.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited parking is available at the front of the shop. There is a free public car park within short walking distance of the shop.


What do I need / can I bring into the event?

As this is the intermediate class, it is expected that students have an existing Scratch account and Design Journal set up ready to log onto.

Students must have an up-to-date laptop. No software is required as we will be using an online version of Scratch 2.0. Students are welcome to bring a water bottle in, no food will be permitted in the computer area. If you are attending both morning and afternoon classes, a packed lunch is advised. Alternatively there are several food places nearby during the break.


What are the system requirements for Scratch?

To run Scratch 2.0, you need to be using

(1) a Windows, ChromeOS, Mac, or Linux computer;

(2) a version of Adobe Flash Player released on or after June 15, 2016;

(3) a relatively recent web browser: one of the latest two versions of Chrome (Windows, ChromeOS, Mac or Linux), Firefox (Windows or Mac only), Safari (Mac only), Edge (Windows only), or Internet Explorer 11 (Windows only).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us via email or phone 7 days a week from 8am to 11pm.

email: moral@triplesixit.com

phone: 0481452821

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring your printed ticket to the event as there will be a role written up beforehand.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

You are welcome to transfer your ticket to a friend if you are unable to make it. However, as we will be using a role to check off paid ticket holders, please advise us of the name of the child not attending, along with the replacement name.

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Triple Six I.T

666 Jarrahdale Road

Jarrahdale, Western Australia 6124

Australia

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