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SCRATCH - Level 1 & Level 2 *   Basic Coding & Animation and beyond

Location: Guernsey

Ages: 6-11

Dates: 2020 Register your interest here

Tutor Student Ratio: 1 to 8 (student assistant with 6+)

Location: St Martin's Community Centre

Eligibility: This course is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.. It offers a taste for real-world programming.

 

We will ease your child into object-oriented programming concepts with Scratch (from the MIT Media Lab) where they will learn to create stories and interactive adventures with stackable code blocks building functionality and complexity. If your child is familiar with Scratch they will be moved to more challenging levels.

 

Minimum enrollment: 4 students

Cost: £199.00

Non-redundable deposit: £50 is required at the time of registration to guarantee a place for your child. This will be deducted from the programme cost.

 

* At the instructor's discretion students's may be assigned to a class based on ability rather than age.

 

Scratch Level 1 includes the following plus more depending on your child's ability.

 

Exploring the Scratch interface to do the following:

  • Use the toolbar

  • Master the ten function buttons

  • Understand the command blocks such as the if/then statement, repeat code and loops

  • Name and save your project

  • Explore rotation settings

  • Use x, y coordinates to move the sprite

  • Create stories with animation

  • Exercise your brain with visual problems to solve and have lots of fun!

 

Scratch Level 2 +

 

Students will become familiar with the fundamentals of game creation. Now they will explore Scratch at a more complex level. Creative thinking, logic and deductive reasoning are fully used in Level 1b. They become creators of a new game.

  • Refamiliarise students with the Scratch componets featured in Level 1 plus the following:

  • Utilise the talents of the team create a storyboard for a game

  • Elect members to research and deliver different components

  • Develop the game from the choice of functions and object-based blocks

  • Decide on features of the game such as hit test, collisons, scoring and levels, and then execute them

  • Broadcast your game

 

Dates: 2020 Register your interest here

Mechatronics - Level 2    Electrical Circuitry meets Coding ramped up.

 

Location: Guernsey

Years: 5-7

Date:  TBA

Location:  St Martin's Community Centre

 

Tutor Student Ratio: 1 to 8  (student assistant with 6+)

Location: St Martin's Community Centre

Eligibility: This course is suitable for students who have completed Scratch Level 1 & 2. Other students will be considered who demonstrate ability through a Scratch Pretest.

 

Refamiliarise students with the components covered in Level 1 and taking the next step in Arduino programming. They choose to take an existing or create a new invention to the next level. Once Arduino has been programmed ties with Scratch will be cut to create a robot.

 

How to create a simple LED circuit to LED flashes at various intervals

The anatomy of an Arduino sketch, software and breadboard

Setup() functions and a loop() functions

How to “code” the Arduino

Mechanics and circuitry of robotics

Individual laptops provided

Each student has their own Arduino Kit

 

No prerequisite - Completion of Mechatronics Level 1 and a curiousity how things work

Cost: £219.00 (Including Arduino Kit* to take home). If you have the Arguino Kit the course cost is £199.

Non-redundable deposit: £50 is required at the time of registration to guarantee a place for your child. This will be deducted from the programme cost.

 

*The arduino kit has 44 distinct component parts.

 

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Why choose TechClub for your child?

 

Young students can learn so much from programming such as creating interactive stories, animations, games, music and art.  These skills will undoubtedly enhance their understanding of the world around them, whether they choose to become a programmer or not.

 

We encourage each child to work both individually and then in mini teams to unleash their imagination in a kid friendly environment where each one succeeds. Your child will learn to express himself or herself more creatively, develop the skills of logical thinking and begin to understand the workings of the new technologies that they encounter everywhere in their everyday lives.

LearningClubs has 2 exciting programmes in 2020 to stimulate creative thinking and build confidence in beginner and beginner + computer programming. Basic coding - Scratch - developed by the smart people at M.I.T.  plus Mechatronics where coding is mashed with electric circuitry for intermediate and advanced learners.

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Success Stories:

My 8 yr old son absolutely loved the coding course! He never saw himself as a successful student, actually quite the opposite. It was a gamble to place him in this course, but one that paid off. Every day he told us enthusiastically what he had learnt – never had this happened before! I know that it is difficult to get support for the programme on this tiny island, please keep doing this. It was a change maker for our son.

My daughter at 6 had already shown interest in coding. This programme grabbed her interest and joy like nothing else we had seen. Seeing her present her part of the team project made us so proud. She wants to know when the next course is.