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2022 Holiday Camps:

ScratchThinker 4-Day Camp

Suitable for Kids Ages 7 to 12

4-Day Camp, 3-Hours/Day

Learn to Code with Daily Coding Exercises and Projects

Recorded Lessons for After-Class Review

Join our Proprietary Online Learning Platform – Computhink Student Portal

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

Small Class Size

Small & Individualized Learning
(Min. 2 to start a class)

Location

Onsite Camp: Computhink@TPYLibrary /
Online Camp: Zoom Virtual Classroom

Equipment

Onsite Camps: Laptops will be provided
Online Camps: Students will need their own computer with webcam & mic

Camp Outline

At Computhink, we believe that the best way to learn to program is to learn it the fun way! The coding activities that students do while they learn must make sense and be relevant to our students so that they will want to learn how to do it.

Using MIT’s Scratch Coding Platform, we encourage our student’s innate curiosity and interest and assign them challenges that have to be solved by code. Students will learn to create stories, games & animations.

Joining this camp will help spark the interest in coding and computational thinking, and inspire students to want to try out their newfound skills. Students will learn the basics of coding and help them gain essential Computational Thinking skills.

Topic 1: 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

Topic 2: Conditional Logic

  • Learning about Conditions and If-Then-Else
  • Make decisions in code using conditions
  • Using both Conditions and Loops for projects

Topic 3: Data Variables & 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

Topic 4: Operators & Project Planning

  • Learn about mathematical and comparison operators
  • Brainstorming and Mind-Mapping Techniques
  • Learn to plan, design and code a final project

Google Reviews

Computhink Kids SG
4.9
Based on 41 reviews
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Chris LimChris Lim
23:47 22 Aug 22
This is the only class my son looks forward to every week. CS on its own is not an easy subject to teach. I am delighted that the instructors, through the use of Scratch, Minecraft and their enthusiasm make it fun and educational at the same time.
Kitty HuangKitty Huang
12:44 16 Aug 22
My boy enjoys the coding class. Always excited about going for class. Teachers and staff are all v helpful.
Caylee ChanCaylee Chan
07:23 14 Aug 22
My kids looks forward to class every week. Teachers here are patient, nice and organised. Learning environment is conducive and class rooms are spacious, has appropriate distance from the screens, clean and bright. Overall, an excellent experience for both me and my kids!
Eunice BohEunice Boh
15:32 18 Jul 22
David is a patient and dedicated teacher who always listens and allow a child to be curious and learn at his own pace. As a result, my son, Nicholas, developed a love for programming, all thanks to a good role model like David. Kudos to Computhink!
Shirley OwShirley Ow
00:34 29 Jun 22
My boy had fun attending the minecraft coding class during the June holidays. Good to see him learning alongside with his cousin who attended the same course and interacting with other children. The staff were polite and kind too!
Rachel KohRachel Koh
06:16 23 Jun 22
My 9 yr old enjoys the Minecraft CodeThinker 5 days camp fully. As he was attending class, I was right outside waiting for him and I could hear laughter and see him focus throughout the 2 hrs session. What can be better than learn through play. Thank you for making it interesting.
Bryan LeeBryan Lee
02:42 19 Jun 22
I think learning basic coding concepts in a game format is interesting & drives more engagement from the kid. My boy really enjoyed it!Thank you David and Jia Xiang for creating positive learning experience for my child! 🙂
Christian AngChristian Ang
03:55 16 Jun 22
Signed my boy up for the holiday coding camp and he loved it. Think the school has done well to pique my boy's interest in coding and he is already asking me to sign him up for more lessons. Highly recommended!
tan yam huattan yam huat
07:39 11 Jun 22
My son likes it a lot and enjoyed the lessons. Thank you
Calvin TeeCalvin Tee
13:55 10 Jun 22
My two boys finally got what they requested - to learn to program in Lua on Roblox.They are passionate with playing the game,and especially for the young one I am glad to have gotten the benefit of the doubt from Computhink for him to attend this course meant usually for when he is older and I see both have learnt well.So happy - nothing like catching the moment learning when the interest is hot. The rest is up to them.
Gynn HoGynn Ho
11:49 10 Jun 22
My son enjoys his time at Computhink very much!
Kwang Kim TanKwang Kim Tan
05:56 10 Jun 22
Nice holiday camp. Looking forward for next!
Page AsmaraPage Asmara
05:53 03 Jun 22
My son really enjoys his Minecraft coding course with Computhink.
LI HAOXINLI HAOXIN
01:02 03 Jun 22
My girl and her classmate liked it a lot. They can practice it at home as well, if you register your own account. But really need to control the time they play the Minecraft education.
Double Universe WorldsDouble Universe Worlds
06:27 02 Jun 22
Nice environment and a good way to spend the Jun holiday for the kids.
Wong GordonWong Gordon
05:17 02 Jun 22
My kid loves the classes!
Han ZHan Z
07:52 16 Dec 21
My son is tremendously enjoying the computer class provided Computhink Kids.More than just entertainment, I can see what will be the practical applications and benefits to his further study and work career later on.I would highly recommend the center to anyone!
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2022 Year-End Holidays

21 November 2022 – 22 December 2022

ScratchThinker

For Ages 7 to 12

Beginner-Friendly

Camp Slots:

4-Day Camp, 3-Hours/Day (Mon – Thu)

Camp 1
Camp Dates
Nov 21 - Nov 24
Time Slots
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Registration
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Camp 2
Camp Dates
Nov 28 - Dec 1
Time Slots
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Registration
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Camp 3
Camp Dates
Dec 5 - Dec 8
Time Slots
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Registration
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Camp 4
Camp Dates
Dec 12 - Dec 15
Time Slots
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Registration
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Camp 5
Camp Dates
Dec 19 - Dec 22
Time Slots
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Registration
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* 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: 28 September 2022 –

$480

** If registering for more than 1 student, please contact us for buddy discount.

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Learning Tools

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 coding challenges throughout their 4 days to test their understanding. Our lessons are enquiry based to help your child learn better.

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

Here’s what your child will experience in the ScratchThinker 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 and dedicated programmer trainers.

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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!

FAQs

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Is there any pre-requisites for joining this camp?

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

Do I need to prepare anything for this camp?

Onsite Classes: Laptops will be provided for students attending our onsite classes. You may bring along a jacket and a water bottle for your child.

Online Classes:  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.

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

Yes, students will have to attend the same time slot for each day of the campp.

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 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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