At CodeMakers Club our goal is to have a first-look at how computer programs are made and experience what its like to think like a coder. We will learn the basics of programming (coding) through a series of short lessons and hands-on exercises designed to be fun and challenging.
As skills grow, participants will be encouraged to work on their own projects and talk about their ideas. Success won’t be measured by whether a project was finished or not, but by whether we learned something on the way.
We will use the programming language Scratch to demonstrate the lessons we are teaching. We may also take part of the week to explore a game or two if they provide opportunities to think like a coder and challenge the kids in new and interesting ways.
Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. You can read more about Scratch at https://scratch.mit.edu/
Fresh Air and Play
There will be plenty of breaks from the computer to go outside and have some fun on the playground.