We successfully and simultaneously kicked off week 1 of the L2C4K youth programming class at both Thomson Reuters and Saint Kateri School. Class is on Saturdays at TR and Wednesdays at Saint Kateri. The first part of the lesson focussed on introductions and establishing some basic terminology and understanding about what is a computer, what is code, etc.
Hurray! We finished the ten week L2C4K class today. Nic showed off his Minecraft modding skills - which required coding in Java! We reviewed the simple "gem catching" game that Emma and I created. The last part of the class was the "Blockly Challenge".
No lengthy blog posts this week. Just a quick summary of the last two weeks. We dove into text-based coding.
Hello parents and friends of L2C4k. I didn't report in on the last 2 weeks of classes due to, well, life events. I've been traveling for business and shortly after that, I took a much needed vacation with the family. So this note is just a recap of week 6 and 7 classes.
Week 5 is completed and we are definitely at the halfway point! There was no class last week so the kids were a bit rusty on the concept of "conditionals". This week the kids learned about "events".
Week 4 is successfully completed and we are almost at the halfway point. There will be no class next week because of spring break and I will be out of town on business.
This week (3) in L2C4K the kids learned about "loops" or repeating a sequence or code a number of times. We also talked more about text-based code and "debugging".
Huzzah! Week 2 of L2C4K is completed. This week, the kids learned about "sequences" by moving "Angry Birds" through mazes and having an artist draw on the screen - all using a graphical programming language called Blockly.
Week 1/10 of L2C4K is in the bag! Read on to find out what the kids learned in their first week with links to material and additional resources. Also get a sneak peek at next week's lesson!