“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.”
Small Class Size
Small & Individualised Learning
(Min. 2 to start a class)
Onsite Workshop: Computhink@TPYLibrary /
Online Workshop: Zoom Virtual Classroom
Onsite Workshops: Laptops will be provided
Online Workshops: Students will need their own computer with webcam & mic
At Computhink, we believe that the best way to learn to program is when your child’s intrinsic creativity and inspiration is motivated to create and make their very own programs.
Each Workshop Challenge focuses on a different theme that is designed to be fun and engaging for students, students can pick and choose the workshop challenges that you want to attend. You can attend the workshops in any order.
The ScratchThinker Challenge Workshops are suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Level student learners between the of Ages 7 to 12.
Challenge A: Pac-Man!
- Deep-Dive into Clones and Functions
- Using Clones to layout the game map
- Using Functions to group useful code together
- Sneak peek into path-mapping.
- Putting everything together for your Pac-Man game.
Challenge B: The Millionaire Game
- Introduction to Financial Literacy
- Learning about compounding and investing
- Learn about Math Calculations with Code
- Code the Millionaire Game
2022 Year-End Holidays
21 November 2022 – 22 December 2022
For Ages 7 to 12
Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Level Students
Workshop Challenge Slots
Challenge A: Pac-Man
- Learn to code Pac-Man, the classic game.
Challenge B: A Millionaire Game
- Learn financial literacy and investing with this fun game!
Each workshop is modular and standalone, and you can choose to attend one or attend all the workshops.
Challenge A: Pac-Man!
Challenge B: The Millionaire Game
You can choose Online or Onsite options for your class:
*Onsite Classes will be held at our centre located at Toa Payoh Library (Side Entrance),
*Online Classes will be conducted via our Virtual Zoom Classrooms.
– Updated: 22 September 2022 –
** If registering for more than 1 student, please contact us for buddy discount.
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At Computhink, our teaching approach is enquiry based and our students are encouraged to think deeper and ask questions about what they are learning, and why they are learning it.
The best way to learn to program is to learn it the fun way! Students are taught scenarios and challenges that are age-appropriate and in topics they can relate to.
1. Computhink Student Portal
All Computhink Students enjoy the use of the Computhink Student Portal. The Student Portal is similar to the SLS use by MOE schools and is Computhink’s proprietary system for our student’s learning needs, where students will log in every day, and find notes, exercises, short videos, and video recordings explaining concepts for the day.
2. Hybrid Onsite Classes / or Online Classes
Students have the choice to attend their classes online or onsite. We support a hybrid learning model.
- Onsite Classes are conducted in our spacious classrooms in Computhink.
- Online Classes are conducted on Zoom Virtual Classrooms. Login and account instructions will be emailed to you.
3. Online Coding Platform
Students will be doing their coding on the Scratch Coding Platform. (https://scratch.mit.edu/). Projects and accounts are stored online and accessible forever.
4. Challenges and Assessments
Students will be given close guidance for their coding challenges for their workshops to test their understanding. Our lessons are enquiry based to help your child learn better.
Students will be tested on their understanding via challenges to ensure they are following well.
Is there any pre-requisites for joining this workshop?
This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced level students. For beginners, please join us our ScratchThinker 4-Day Camp.
Do I need to prepare anything for this workshop?
Onsite Workshop: Laptops will be provided for students attending our onsite classes. You may bring along a jacket and a water bottle for your child.
Online Workshop: Please make sure that your child has a working computer or laptop (Recommended system – CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent, RAM: 2GB), with a strong internet connection, and a working web camera.
- 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.
- 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.
- Join the online session 10-15 minutes earlier. We will usually have the zoom session up 15 minutes before the class starts.
How are online classes conducted?
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.
Do you provide a certificate upon completion of this workshop?
We provide every student with a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.
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 creatively, work 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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