1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
Of course! Animate with Scratch: Journey Home with Bear is a short introduction to programming for kids 7 and up. Most of our students come in with no prior programming knowledge and they can still make an awesome project at the end of the day.
2. My child has done some Scratch programming at school. Should he/she still attend this course?
If you’re not too sure how much your child knows about Scratch programming, email us a link to your child’s Scratch profile and we can take a look and advise you.
3. How is this course different from Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time?
This is a one-off 3-hour workshop providing a basic exposure to Scratch. Students will be guided to build a project from the start to the end using some basic programming blocks and block drawer.
On the other hand, Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time is a 16-hour course where programming concepts and computational thinking are covered/explained in-depth. The projects covered are also different from the 3-hour workshop.
4. How is this course different from Explorer Pass?
This is a one-off 3-hour workshop providing a basic introduction to Scratch. Explorer Pass is a 2-hour drop-in option, focused more on self-directed learning with tasks assigned and hints given online, and the instructor stepping in to help when needed. It also has more projects that students can choose from as well.
For kids with no prior coding experience who wish to join our Explorer Pass sessions, we will require them to do this 3-hour workshop as a prerequisite.
5. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?
Scratch was designed for 7-13 year olds but is used by people of all ages. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 12 year old may not result in the best learning environment for the younger student. If your child is very keen, we can organise separate classes if there is a minimum of 3 participants. Please contact us directly to enquire.
6. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all materials. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry. We’ll give the class breaks in between so your child can take that time to sip on some juice and munch on those yummy crackers.
7. How do I redeem my complimentary Explorer Pass drop-in session?
The redemption details will be sent to you in your order confirmation email. You can also drop us an email at [email protected] if you need help or have any questions!
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