Fun and excellent computer education for ages 5-17.
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Scratch Coding - Beginners
Easy and enjoyable, create animations and games using the Scratch programming language. In these classes, we get children excited about the wonders of coding. They learn to code by creating interactive stories, games, and other projects in Scratch. With its modular framework, Scratch makes it easy for kids to have fun while developing important problem-solving skills. Scratch teaches children to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is designed for ages 7 years and above.
Scratch Coding - Intermediate
Create more interactivity into their projects, animations, add multiple levels, timers, and health counters. Building on their basic knowledge of Scratch, by the end of this course, your child will be able to create more interactivity into their projects, animations, and take their games to the next level by adding timers, health counters and multiple levels.
Other Saturday classes:
- A Discovery Course In Computing.
Begin a voyage of discovery to further each holidays. Discover the different areas of computing, find out what is best for you and answers to your questions. Covers aspects of all classes.
- Essential Computer Skills.
Enjoyable and fun for all levels of experience. Small groups. 55-min sessions on animations, use PowerPoint as an artist to make ID cards and drawings, Excel and Word.
- Create 3D Video Games.
Create a multi-level game with a labyrinth of rooms, water or lava below, sky above and outdoor scenes. Add doors, elevators, teleporters, a player, enemies, guns, health packs etc. Create start, win and lose screens. Learn to skin your own 3D models and place them in the game.
- Web Design.
No previous experience necessary. Learn HTML, CSS and bootstrap to make a truly responsive website to work on mobiles. Link to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
- Learn to Program - Introduction.
Python and Java are the two major languages. Understand the principles and terminology behind all programming languages. No programming experience required.
- Learn to Program - Intermediate.
Create your own 2D platformer game. Create the level layout, add player, enemies and other entities. Customise their behaviours and create their graphics.
- Intermediate & Advanced Workshops.
Great for those who have been before or know a lot. Sessions include building a PC, web design, graphics and animations, make 3D games, databases, programming, network computers, run a web site, video edit and movie making.
- Build Your Own Computer.
Learn the parts, terminology and principles involved to build or upgrade a computer. Assemble motherboard, CPU, RAM, add cards, disk drives and install Windows.
- Filmmaking & Video Editing.
Create a storyboard, break into scenes and shots, plan a shoot understand types of shots and how to frame and compose. Use computer video editing to add sound, transitions, titles and credits and publish to YouTube as a finished movie.
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