Learn to program by creating fun apps that work on computers and gadgets

 

Children learn to program by creating fun apps that work on computers and gadgets like iPads and Android tablets. The program provides each child with a virtual tablet and a place to type their code.

 

The experience starts with lots of guidance, first showing learners exactly what to type, then quickly encouraging them to modify and expand their apps by typing in a new command. It uses a special set of commands that are written in JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Commands are easy to type and easy to understand for beginners. As kids progress, they're introduced to more "raw" JavaScript syntax (vocabulary and grammar).

 

We like to say it's a "Dick and Jane" approach to teaching language. Most people learn hard things by imitation and repetition. With this course, kids learn to program by copying apps and making them their own.

Grade: 3-6

Duration: 3-4 months