Class Code: Codekids Scratch introduction class @ Shelley primary school
Class time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Class starting date: 11/2/2021
Class completion date: 25/3/2021
Duration: 8 weeks – every Thursday during the school term (no classes on public holidays)
Equipment: Student is advised to bring the laptop to the class.
Shelley primary school students and students from other schools are welcome to join the class.
Codekids programs are independent to the school.
What is creative computing?
Creative computing centres on creativity and computational thinking, which emphasises the knowledge, practices, and fundamental literacies that young people need to create the types of dynamic and interactive computational media that they enjoy in their daily lives.
Engaging in the creation of computational artifacts not only prepares young people for careers as computer scientists or programmers, it also supports young people’s development as computational thinkers – individuals who can draw on computational concepts, practices, and perspectives in all aspects of their lives, across a variety of disciplines and contexts.
The Codekids Creative Computing curriculum is designed by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is a collection of ideas, strategies, and activities for an introductory creative computing experience using Scratch. In this course, children will learn to create stories, bring animations to life, code musical instruments, design exciting games and control robots.
Our course at Shelley Primary School aims to compress our curriculum into bite-sized chunks of 1-2 activities per lesson to keep students engaged and learning. Each activity is designed to expand or consolidate students’ knowledge of Scratch programming, and computing in general, in fun, interesting, and challenging ways.
This course will run after school at Shelley Primary.