Learn Beyond the Screen: Osmo & Block-Based Coding (Age 4-5)

CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

The objective of this course is to introduce coding fundamentals and concepts to young imaginative minds. Students will use Osmo, an interactive and highly-visible iPad application that develops logical thinking and problem solving skill. Osmo is created by a team at Northwestern University and the interactive game makes the app one of the easiest way for students to learn block-based programming. It prepares students to become innovative creators in the future.


Students will guide characters to solve puzzles using simple coding concepts such as: sequences, loops and functions. Coding with physical blocks enables students to easily plan and visualize their projects. In addition to Osmo, students will also learn coding with an iPad based app called Daisy the Dinosaur, through which they will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenge.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

PREREQUISITE

None

WHAT TO BRING

iPad

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TOPICS COVERED

Session 1 - 2 : Sprites and Animation using Osmo

  • Introduction to iPad and Osmo interface

  • Familiarizing with the iPad and Osmo interfaces 

  • Introduction to movement and direction

  • Hands-on: solving Osmo projects puzzles using physical blocks

 

Session 3 - 7 : Introduction to basic programming concepts

  • Introduction to repeat function and loops

  • Familiarizing with programming iterations, sequencing and the concept of orders in programming 

  • Introduction to conditionals


 

 

Session 8 - 10 : Game Design and Programming

  • Introduction to storytelling and creative programming 

  • Familiarizing with Daisy the Dinosaur interface

  • Revise and apply the fundamental concepts learned in this course

  • Hands-on: designing and customizing Daisy the Dinosaur games 


CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

8:1 Ratio Guarantee

We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.

Personalized Learning

Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.

Hands-on Project-based Learning

First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.

Follow on Curriculum for Immersed Learning

What happens after this holiday? Like learning any other language, learning to code is best done through an immersive, continual commitment. We offer a multi-year curriculum that allows students to deepen and broaden their interests in computer science and software development.

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