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Quarantined with your kids ? Here are some ideas to get them to code…

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How to keep kids productively occupied during COVID-19 lockdown

Dear parents,

As the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, government restrictions and school closures have left thousands of students at home.

We have compiled a list of online resources and recommendations to help keep your children engaged during this challenging period.

Our goal is to encourage students to use this time productively with some fun activities. From oldest to youngest, here are our recommendations:

Online resources for ages 13- 17

Codecademy:

More information: https://www.codecademy.com

Requirements: computer & internet connection

NOTE: Offering one week FREE Codecademy Pro Trial

 

Khan Academy:

More information: Parent & Teacher Resources

Requirements: computer & internet connection

 

LearnPython.org: https://www.learnpython.org

Requirements: computer & internet connection

NOTE: Use relp.it if you do not wish to install python on your computer

 

TYNKER.com

Requirements: computer & internet connection

More information: https://www.tynker.com/parents/

NOTE: Parent sign up required. Currently offering free access to Premium courses during school closure

Projects: Online (lets suggest?)

Hour of Code: Toxic Jungle – Python, Counter Hack – Javascript, Debugger

 

Online resources for ages 8 – 12

SCRATCH.mit.edu

Requirements: computer & internet connection

More information: https://scratch.mit.edu/

NOTE: Parent email is required to create account if your child would like to ‘save’ and share projects.

Projects: Printable Cards & Tutorials

 

TYNKER.com

Requirements: computer & internet connection

More information: https://www.tynker.com/parents/

NOTE: Parent sign up required. Currently offering free access to Premium courses during school closure

Projects: Online (lets suggest?)

Hour of Code: Dragon Dash, Hot Wheeles, Code Monsters

 

CODE.org

Requirements: computer & internet connection

More information: Click HERE

NOTE: Parent sign up required.

Webcasts: https://code.org/break

 

Online resources for ages 5-7

SCRATCH Junior App

Requirements: iPad or Tablet

Download Here: https://www.scratchjr.org/

Projects: Printable Cards

 

TYNKER Junior App

Requirements: iPad or Tablet

Download Here: https://www.tynker.com/blog/articles/tynker/new-tynker-junior-app/

Projects: In App

 

CODE.org

Requirements: Computer, tablet or smartphone

More information: Click HERE

Projects: https://studio.code.org/s/pre-express-2019

 

Virtual Camps

TechSpark Virtual EASTER Camps

Dates: 6 – 9 April, 21 – 24 April

Courses offered:

  • Animation and Game Design (ages 8-11)
  • Code in Python Junior (ages 11-13)
  • Code in Python (ages 13-18)
  • Code in Python Advanced (ages 17+)

Juniors: 9:30 – 14:30 (lunch break at 12:30)

Teens: 9:30 – 16:30 (lunch break at 12:30)

Requirements:

  • Your own home computer
  • Stable Internet connection
  • E-mail to which connection link should be sent

Camp fees: Teens 980CHF / Juniors 699CHF

10% Discount with Promo Code: EASTER2020

SIGN UP HERE

 

 

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