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Intro to Coding

Sparkiverse offers the most fun and innovative after school STEM, STEAM, and tech classes in the Bay Area.  Creating with Circuits. Minecraft Challenges. Robots. Coding. And Game Design. Also with summer camps in Palo Alto.

Intro to Coding


About THis class

What? Kids on a playground? Yes. We teach kids principles of game design and coding using industry-leading software, such as Blockly and also in creative real-world projects like human coder-robot.  This Intro to Coding class is designed to allow kids to think like a software engineer and play like a kid.

Whether your child dreams of being a coder - or just loves to play games on their computer - this class offers a fun and challenging way for students to learn the principles of software engineering.  Students learn principles like procedures, loops, variables, and functions, all while "playing" with visual-based coding tools like Tynker and Lightbot.  Each week students are challenged to build upon the principles they are learning - and to work in a collaborative environment with partners for many activities.

This class is much more than sitting behind a keyboard.  Students love real-world activities that reinforce principles taught in the class.  For instance, in one team project, students learn to "think" like a computer by executing instructions written by their classmates in the real world.  Then students move to the virtual world and program characters on their computers to perform simple and complex tasks.

 

 
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Who will Love This class?

  • Kids who love to play on the computer

  • Kids that love problem solving activities

  • Parents who want their kids to learn coding in a social setting