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ScratchThinker Programming For Kids

FOR AGES 7 to 12

Level - Beginner Friendly

Suitable for beginners and young learners with minimal background in coding

2020 - Weekly Online Classes from June to October/ November (Term 2)

18 weekly classes + 16 weekly challenges

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. – Lao Tzu

Class Structure

18 lessons per term
1.5 hours per class
              +
16 weekly challenges

Small Class Size

Max. 6 Students
to 1 Instructor
(Min. 2 to start a class)

Location

Online Virtual Classrooms & Classroom Learning Management System (LMS)

Equipment

Laptops with good wi-fi connection required

Notes will be provided online

Term Classes Outline

In Computhink, there are 2 terms in our academic year.

Term 1 is from January to April/ May.

Term 2 is from June to October/ November.

Each Term is 18 online lessons (1.5 hours) and 16 weekly challenges (1 hour) over four and a half months.

The class is structured to be delivered over 18 weekly online lessons per term so that kids who are just beginning to learn how to code may have the initial close guidance and support for them to continue their learning journey.

1. Proprietary Learning Management System

Student Web is Computhink’s proprietary system for our student’s learning needs, where students will log in every day, and find notes, exercises and short videos explaining concepts for the day.

2. Online Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classrooms are conducted over secure Zoom Web Conferences. Not to worry, we are technology experts and have put in a secure environment to ensure the online safety of your child.

3. Online Coding Platform

(www.scratch.mit.edu) this is where your child will have their own account, and where they will code their daily projects. Projects and accounts are stored online and accessible forever.

4. Online Assessments

Online Quizzes and Assignments – Students will be tested on understanding via online quizzes and assignments.

2020 Term 2 Classes

ScratchThinker Programming

FOR AGES 7 AND ABOVE

Regular Weekly Classes
Mondays - Sundays

Term 2 2020 Lessons (Jun-Oct/Nov)
18 lessons + 16 challenges

 

2020 Term 2 Classes (Jun- Oct/ Nov)

Enrollment for Term 2 Weekly Coding Class

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Slot 1A: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Slot 3A: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Slot 5A: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday

Slot 2B: 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Slot 4B: 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

 

Saturdays

Slots 6A: 9.00 am - 10.30 am
Slots 6C: 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Slots 6E: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Sundays

Slots 7A: 9.00 am - 10.30 am
Slots 7C: 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Slots 7E: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

 

** No Classes on public holidays.

Last updated: 2020-May-15 -

 

 

 

Term Weekly Classes

$240 (per month)

or

$960 (per term)
$768 (per term)

 

Enjoy a 20% discount (save $192!) when you sign up for a full term of 18 lessons from June to October. Henceforth, regular students will enjoy an additional 10% discount (Total 30% discount!).

* Discounts are only valid for a full-term sign up.

* Not sure if coding is for your child? Sign up for a trial class below!

 

Trial Class Registration

$20

Trial Class (1.5 hour)

Can't decide if coding is for your child? Sign up for a trial class! Trial class fees are refunded when you sign up for a weekly term class! 

Join us now for Online Coding Classes for your child!

 

Sign up for September 2020 School Holiday Classes and enjoy great discounts off class fees!

Not sure if this class is suitable for your child? Contact us via web-chat below, or WhatsApp us at +65 8858 6173

 

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Learning Goals

Here’s what your child will experience in the term classes:

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Learn what is coding and how it can help train your child’s logical thinking.

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Experience how a programmer codes and how programs are created and tested.

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Learn basic to advanced programming concepts such as code sequences, loops, conditionals, variable types, functions and more!

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Code their very own game and animation projects and bring them home.

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Be guided by our experienced programmer trainer (MOE-registered) throughout.

Attending the ScratchThinker classes will help your child to:

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Experience what programming is, and how it is used professionally to solve problems and create solutions.

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Encourage your child to want to learn how things work and develop a creator mindset.

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Discover if programming is age-appropriate and if it’s a skill that your child would like to learn.

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Inspire your child to want to learn more and create their own game and animation programs!

Term Classes Outline

In Computhink, there are 2 terms in our academic year.

Term 1 is from January to April/ May.

Term 2 is from June to October/ November.

Each Term is 18 online lessons (1.5 hours) and 16 weekly challenges (1 hour) over four and a half months.

The class is structured to be delivered over 18 weekly online lessons per term so that kids who are just beginning to learn how to code may have the initial close guidance and support for them to continue their learning journey.

 

Module 1: Basics of Programming I

Loops, Conditions, Variables, Project Ideation

Module 2: Basics of Programming II

Coordinates, Randomness, More Loops, More Variables, Project Mind-Mapping

Module 3: Game Project Development I

Synchronous/ Async Programming and Algorithm Design

Module 4: Game Project Development II

Objects, Clones, Attributes, Testing and Debugging. 

Module 5: Functions and Game Project Development III

Functions, Programming Velocity, Physics, Gravity for advanced games

Module 6: Algorithms and A.I.

Artificial Intelligence, External Programming Libraries, Machine Learning

Join us now for Online Coding Classes for your child!

 

Sign up for September 2020 School Holiday Classes and enjoy great discounts off class fees!

Not sure if this class is suitable for your child? Contact us via web-chat below, or WhatsApp us at +65 8858 6173

 

Send us a Whatsapp

What Our Students Are Saying

“I liked learning different coding short cuts that I didn’t know about.”

Zach, 9

“It is fun and creative! I created the ‘pong’ game and the ‘maze’.”

Melody, 9

“I created the ‘bouncy ball’ and the ‘shark and fish’ games in the class. The instructor is clear and helpful. He is kind also.”

Jadon, 10

FAQ

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What is Scratch Programming?

Scratch is a programming language that is based on visual blocks. Kids can drag and drop code blocks and join them together to create and share interactive media such as stories, mini-games, and animations. Scratch is also an online community and kids can share their creation with people from all over the world.

As kids create with Scratch, they learn to think creativelywork collaboratively, and reason systematically, which are all essential 21st century skills they must inculcate. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu.

What is Scratch good for?

Scratch is an ideal programming language for kids to create and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps kids express their creativity, work collaboratively and think systematically in order to solve problems in code.

Besides the ease of learning a programming language, Scratch is also an active online community of kids all around the world learning and creating programs. Projects created are shared publicly, and aspiring coders can browse other student’s projects, view the code behind and even modify other student’s code.

How does attending the Beginner Scratch class help in laying the foundation for my kid’s future?

Developments in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Connectivity, Big Data, and the Internet of Things, have raised the collective capabilities of these technologies and combined them into networked services that would soon render a number our current skill-sets obsolete. It used to be thought that computers and machines will only be able to replace jobs which are repetitive in nature, however, it is estimated that 40-60% of jobs will soon be replaceable by computers.

The ability to understand and write computer programmess will empower your kid with the skills to navigate, understand and perhaps create this computational future. In whichever profession that your kid may enter in the future, it is certain that programming and logical thinking skills would be a key part of it.

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