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June 2021 School Holidays

ScratchThinker 8-Day Coding Camp

For Kids Ages 7 to 12

Daily Coding Classes Over 2 weeks

Learn to Code with Daily Coding Exercises and Projects

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

Class Structure

8-Day Holiday Camp
1.5 hours per day
Beginner – Friendly

Small Class Size

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

Location

Computhink Kids @Toa Payoh Public Library
*Virtual Camp Available*

Equipment

Physical Classes: Laptops are provided
Virtual Classes: Own laptop required

June Holidays

Coding Camp 

The 8-day holiday camp is a specially curated camp for the June 2021 School Holidays. We want to help engage children in a challenging and fun way during their holidays.

Students will be grouped into classes with similar ages and capabilities. Class sizes are kept small at 6 students per class to ensure teachers can spend time helping individual students.

 

1. Proprietary Learning Management System

Classes are supported with our Student Web where students can login every day and find notes, exercises, short videos and class recordings.

2. Practical-based Learning

On each day of the camp, students will be taught new programming concepts, and practice how to apply them in their daily coding challenges.

3. Online Coding Platform

No installation required. All programming tools used are online and free. Projects and accounts are stored online and accessible forever.

4. Regular Assessments

Students will be tested on their understanding via quizzes/ assignments to ensure they are following well.

ScratchThinker
8-Day Coding Camp

ScratchThinker

For Ages 7 to 12

June 2021 Holidays

From 31st May – 24th Jun

Camp Slots

Choose a camp (4 days/week, 1.5 hours/day) 

For Age 7 to 9 :

Camp 1 : 31 May to 10 June, 9AM – 10.30AM (*Online Camp) (Sold Out)

  • Week 1: May 31, June 1, 2, 3 (Mon – Thu)
  • Week 2: June 7, 8, 9, 10 (Mon – Thu)

Camp 2 : 31 May to 10 June, 11AM – 12.30PM (*Online Camp) (Sold Out)

  • Week 1: May 31, June 1, 2, 3 (Mon – Thu)
  • Week 2: June 7, 8, 9, 10 (Mon – Thu)

Camp 3 : 14 June to 24 June, 1.30PM – 3PM (Sold Out)

  • Week 1: June 14, 15, 16, 17 (Mon – Thu)
  • Week 2: June 21, 22, 23, 24 (Mon – Thu)

Camp 4: 14 June to 24 June, 3.30PM – 5PM (Sold Out)

  • Week 1: June 14, 15, 16, 17 (Mon – Thu)
  • Week 2: June 21, 22, 23, 24 (Mon – Thu)

For Age 10 to 12 :

Camp 1 : 31 May to 10 June, 1.30PM – 3PM (*Online Camp) (Sold Out)

  • Week 1: May 31, June 1, 2, 3 (Mon – Thu)
  • Week 2: June 7, 8, 9, 10 (Mon – Thu)

Camp 2 : 14 June to 24 June, 5.30PM – 7PM (Sold Out)

  • Week 1: June 14, 15, 16, 17 (Mon – Thu)
  • Week 2: June 21, 22, 23, 24 (Mon – Thu)

 

Update: 18 May ’21

* In line with Phase 2 (heightened alert), Camps from 31 May – 10 June will be conducted online via Zoom Conferencing. 

 ** Camps from 14 June – 24 June will continue physically at Computhink@ToaPayohLibrary. Please see FAQs below.

$480 (10% off!)

$432

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Here’s what your child will experience in the 8-day camp:

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Learn to program amazing games and animations with code.

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Challenge themselves by coding one or more projects every day.

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Learn about the exciting world of technology, computers and the internet.

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Be guided by our experienced programmer trainer via our proprietary online learning platform.

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Spark curiosity and creativity and let your child create anything they want!

Attending the ScratchThinker Camp 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 your child has a talent for programming, and encourage them to specialise their talents in technology.

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

8-Day

Camp Outline

The 8-day holiday camp is a specially curated camp for the June 2021 School Holidays. We want to help engage children in a challenging and fun way during their holidays.

On each day of the camp, students will be taught new programming concepts, and practice how to apply them in their daily coding challenges. Students will be grouped into classes with similar ages and capabilities. Class sizes are kept small at 6 students per class to ensure teachers can spend time helping individual students.

Day 1 & 2: Introduction to Basic Coding Concepts

Learn about the Scratch Online Coding Platform

Learn why Coding and Computational Thinking can be used

Learn about Code Sequences and Loops.

Day 3 & 4: Conditional Logic

Learning about Conditions and If-Then-Else

Make decisions in code using conditions.

Using both Conditions and Loops for projects.

Day 5 & 6: Data Variables and Computer Memory

Learning about data variables (it’s a bit like algebra!).

Variable properties and how to set/ change variables

Using data variables in calculations and projects.

Day 7 & 8: Operators and Project Planning

Learn about mathematical and comparison operators.

Brainstorming and Mind-Mapping Techniques

Learn to plan, design and code a final project.

Let your child learn a skill or two this school holidays!

Sign up early and enjoy our early bird prices!

 

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

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What Our Students Are Saying

“I attended this class as a student and it was very fun. it was very interactive and i would like to attend more of them “
Dominic, 9

“Recommended! Good teacher … good school. Daughter enjoying it! Even at home she keeps talking about it and asking for the next bootcamp. Keep thanking for the idea of sending her there!”

Ms Sarina

“This is a very good Coding School, both my daughter and son learned their coding and building computer here, the Instructors very patient and knowledgeable when comes to computer stuffs. Both my kids love to attend the class there. I will definitely go again during school holiday.”

Mrs Lim

FAQs

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(*COVID Update) Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) - Will classes continue?

As you may have seen in the latest COVID-19 news, there has been a recent tightening of rules for Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). Link Reference: https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/20210516-primary-secondary-schools-junior-colleges-and-millennia-institute-to-shift-to-full-home-based-learning

Your child’s safety and learning experience is our top priority. 

As such, here are the latest updates to our June Holiday Camps

  1. For holiday camps (ScratchThinker, Minecraft CodeThinker, PythonThinker) starting on May-31st, these camps will continue and will be conducted online via virtual zoom lessons * (pls see appendix 1 below)
  2. For RoboMaker and RoboThinker camps, as these camps require a physical element, we will be contacting parents to shift the starting dates to the later camps.
  3. As the situation is very fluid, we will have an update checkpoint on May-25. If the situation miraculously improves, we may continue with physical camps at Computhink@ToaPayohLibrary if allowed to do so.
  4. Information on how to log in to zoom lessons, log in details etc will be emailed to you 5 days before the start of your class.
  5. For holiday camps starting on Jun-14, physical classes will remain the default (fingers crossed!), and we will update again on May-25 if we need to change these to online virtual zoom lessons.

For enquiries, pls email us at classes@computhink.com.sg (please add to safe sender list), or WhatsApp us at 8858 6173

As always, we will closely monitor the situation and update again if there are any updates.

(*COVID Update) How are Virtual Zoom Classes conducted?

To note, we have been conducting zoom virtual lessons for all our regular weekly students from Feb 2020 till now, so we are experts in making the online learning experience work for your child.

Here are the things we do:

    1. StudentWeb Online Portal (LMS): All our notes, videos, assignments, zoom links are available online in our StudentWeb Portal. This is similar to the SLS that our MOE schools use, all our students will have secure access to the system for the camp.
    2. Secure Zoom with Remote Support: We use the paid premium and secure version of Zoom with Remote Support enabled. When students need help, we can remote login to the student’s computers to help them. This is similar to how we would walk around the physical class to help individual students, so the support experience is the same.
    3. Class Recordings: All online zoom classes are recorded and made available to students to view after the class. Students can review the lessons after, and replay parts of the lessons that they had problems understanding.

 

 

(*COVID Update) How should I prepare for Virtual Zoom Classes?

  1. For the best virtual learning experience, it is recommended to have a second monitor plugged into your main computer. i.e. you have 2 screens. One screen is for viewing the teacher’s screen, and another screen is for your child to do their code.
  2. For younger students of the age 7 to 8, please have an adult within calling distance for the first 15-30 minutes of the class, as they may need help with how to operate a computer.
  3. Join the online session 10-15 minutes earlier. We will usually have the zoom session up 15 minutes before the class starts.

Recommended System Requirements

1. CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent,
2. RAM: 4GB
3. A working web camera with a microphone
4. Excellent internet connection

(*COVID Update) What are the computer requirements?

Appendix 3: Recommended System Requirements

1. CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent,

2. RAM: 4GB

3. A working web camera with a microphone

4. Excellent internet connection

5. iPads or tablet devices are not recommended.

 

Is there any pre-requisites for joining this camp?

This camp is suitable for beginners and no prior programming experience is required.

What do I need to bring for the camp?

For physical classes at Computhink Kids’s Centre at Toa Payoh Public Library, laptops will be provided for students. You may bring along a jacket and water for your child.

How many students are there in a class?

We maintain a small classroom size of maximum 6 students:1 instructor for the best learning experience for your child.

Does my child need to attend the same time slot for each day?

Yes, students will have to attend the same time slot for every day of the 8-day camp.

Will there be any make up classes provided if my child miss a class?

We do not provide make up sessions, however, we do provide the class recordings and materials for any missed classes.

Do you provide a certificate upon completion of this course?

We provide every student with a digital certificate of completion at the end of the camp.

What is Scratch Programming and what is it good for?

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.

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