Tots & Tech 1, Part A: Animated Story in Scratch Jr

Let’s set off on a 4-week coding adventure, where your little ones get started on their coding journey with tech!

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Course Summary

Learning outcomes:

Using Beebots and Scratch Jr, pre-schoolers would be introduced to basic programing concepts that can ultimately empower them with the ability to not only create and design characters and scenes but also animate the characters to tell their own stories.

Along the way, kids will also learn about the importance of teamwork and collaboration through their coding projects.

No prior programming experience required.

  • Suitable for Ages: 5-6
  • Completes in: 8 hours in 4 weeks
  • Class Size of: 6 (1:6 teacher student ratio)
  • Price: SGD295 (U.P.) SGD265 (E.B. Special)

Upon completion of the course, the student would receive

  • A digital certificate of completion of the course
  • Video presentation of projects created by student

All About the Course

‘Tots & Tech: Animated story in Scratch Jr.’ is all about getting kids inspired and excited about the possibilities and wonders of tech.

In this beginner-friendly bootcamp, we want to get preschoolers inspired and excited about the wonders of tech. Using Beebots and Scratch Jr, kids are introduced to programming concepts, directional skills, math and more.

The magic in this boot camp happens when kids use the learnt concepts to create commands so they can effectively move their Beebots to desired locations, design their desired backgrounds and sprites in Scratch Jr and program them to react to triggers and commands. The possibilities are only limited by their creativity.

For the project assigned to this class, kids would be applying their newly acquired skills to create games and challenges with the Beebot and Scratch Jr respectively.

Life skills you'll learn

Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving
Creativity

Focus of the course

Course Outline By Day

Format: In-person, at a Saturday Kids location.

Duration: 4 weeks, 1 day a week.

Here are what kids will be learning to create during the days of the course:

    1. To describe the different parts of the Scratch Interface (Stage, Sprite, Backdrop).
    2. To create, edit and delete sprites and backdrops.
    3. Use the backdrop, sprites, different motion blocks and event trigger to create a simple animation.
    4. To wrap it all up by creating an animated story using multiple backdrops.

What if?

Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this camp will be shifted online in an abridged 2h/day format and replaced with the course, Curious Creatures: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Students will receive an email with instructions about the online class.

 

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