Small Class Size
Small & Individualized Learning
(Min. 2 to start a class)
Onsite Camp: Computhink@TPYLibrary /
Online Camp: Zoom Virtual Classroom
Onsite Camps: Laptops will be provided
Online Camps: Students will need their own computer with webcam & mic
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
2022 Year-End Holidays
21 November 2022 – 22 December 2022
For Ages 7 to 12
4-Day Camp, 3-Hours/Day (Mon – Thu)
* 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 –
** 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 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:
Learn to program amazing games and animations with code.
Challenge themselves by coding one or more projects every day.
Learn about the exciting world of technology, computers and the internet.
Be guided by our experienced and dedicated programmer trainers.
Spark curiosity and creativity and let your child create anything they want!
Attending the ScratchThinker Camp will help your child to:
Experience what programming is, and how it is used professionally to solve problems and create solutions.
Encourage your child to want to learn how things work and develop a creator mindset.
Discover if your child has a talent for programming, and encourage them to specialise their talents in technology.
Inspire your child to want to learn more and create their own game and animation programs!
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 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.