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SCRATCH - Level 1 & Level 2

Basic Coding & Animation

Location: Guernsey

Ages: 6-11

Dates: April 15 - 19 (M-F) 8.30 -11.30

          May 27 - 31  (M-F) 8.30 - 11.30

     

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.

 

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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

  • rotation settings

  • us x, y coordinates to move the sprite

 

Scratch Level 2 and above

 

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.

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  • Refamiliarise students with the Scratch componets featured in Level 1a. and the following:

  • utilising 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

Mechatronics - Level 1

Circuitry meets coding

Location: Guernsey

Years: to 7

Date: May 27 - 31 (M-F)                  

Time: 12.30-3.30pm

Summer School           TBA

 

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.

 

Students will learn the basics of Arduino programming and making electronic circuit prototypes. From blinking LEDs to mobile robots, the maker culture is shaping up to be the second industrial revolution!

 

Using Mechatronics students will learn how to connect components on a breadboard and do basic Arduino programming to control them. The course is designed to introduce concepts step-by-step culminating in a project such as a robot that makes drawings or a machine for automatically watering plants!

 

  • 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 required except 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.

 

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The arduino kit has 44 distinct component parts

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Mechatronics - Level 2

Circuitry meets coding

 

Location: Guernsey

Years: 5-7

Date:  August 19 - 23 (M-F)       Time: 12.30-16.30

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.

 

Register now

 

The arduino kit has 44 distinct component parts

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.

 

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

LearningClubs has 3 exciting programmes for 2019 to stimulate creative thinking and build confidence through basic coding.