Code Meets World: Module 2

Amazing Animations, Pressing Problems, & Story-telling for Social Impact: Learn how to use Javascript to create animations and web-based narratives to explain big ideas and global issues.

  • For ages 11-14
  • 16h Course (Weekly Class)
  • 1:6 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For Ages 11-14

Learn how to use Javascript to create animations and web-based narratives to explain big ideas and global issues.

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY

All you need to know

Amazing Animations, Pressing Problems, & Story-telling for Social Impact.

First, warmin’ up their coding and creative juices, kids will recap what they learned about HTML and CSS in Module 1. But this ain’t your regular exercise in revision – kids will put what they learned in Module 1 to good use by creating a nifty website – based on research and the power of their imagination – to share a creative biography or resume of a personal hero who’s made a positive impact on the world.

Next, kids will be introduced to coding with basic Javascript.

Combining the power of Javascript with CSS, kids’ll learn all about styling websites and how that shapes the content and stories we consume so much of online.

Moving onto exploring the importance of storytelling in the context of social issues, kids will discover how to apply javascript to code up an interactive story of their own.

Combining logical thinking, creativity and the technical skills they’ve learned to build a choose your own adventure story, rooted in the realities of the wicked problems the world is facing.

By the end of this course, kids will have a solid grasp of the role of web-based content in inspiring social change and communicating big ideas, with an understanding of how websites and interactive narratives are designed and engineered to achieve intended outcomes and objectives. All this will put them in good stead for Module 3: Crazy Curves, Slammin’ Simulations, & Monstrous Models, where they’ll discover how code can create powerful models and simulations to communicate the urgency of pressing global problems.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  • Introduction to basic Javascript and interactive web-based projects
  • Learn more about CSS to style websites and communicate ideas
  • Explore the role of storytelling in shaping social issues and spreading big ideas
  • Create a choose-your-own-adventure story game that synergises the technical skills you’ve learned with issues you’re passionate about, and share it with your friends and family to make an impact!

Life skills you'll learn

Creative Confidence
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"N is enjoying the classes and looks forward to them every week. She especially enjoys learning CSS. She thinks her instructor should get a teacher award.

"My son had so much fun."

"My daughter learnt many things she had not imagined were possible to grasp at her age. In particular, before the class, she couldn’t make sense of the code she would see for a webpage, but now she understands what’s going on. She realizes the amount of work and thought that goes into making successful websites."

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Introducing Code Meets World: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Tech and Impact
Introducing Code Meets World: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Tech and Impact
How we designed Code Meets World collaboratively and completely remotely
How we designed Code Meets World collaboratively and completely remotely

Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.

  • 1:6 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is this course suitable for?

This course is recommended for kids ages 11-14 who have programming experience and who have an interest in social and/or global issues.

2. What is Code Meets World?

Code Meets World is a progressive, year-long program comprising 4 terms of 8 weekly 2 hour classes. Students are required to complete one module before progressing to the next one as the curriculum is designed sequentially and progressively to develop kids’ skills and awareness holistically.

3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need for class?

Classes will be conducted via Zoom conferencing (until further notice!). Your child will need a laptop/desktop computer with a webcam/video conferencing and their microphone enabled. We will be using password secured classrooms which will be locked once the class has begun.


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