Minds of The Future

Students started with simple programming commands, like turning right, or turning left, or moving forwards or back-wards.
Students started with simple programming commands, like turning right, or turning left, or moving forwards or back-wards.
Our Coding Camp students thought creatively and learned how to program their own stories, games, and animations.
Our Coding Camp students thought creatively and learned how to program their own stories, games, and animations.
Students let their imaginations run wild and learned programming basics with Scratch through interactive storytelling.
Students let their imaginations run wild and learned programming basics with Scratch through interactive storytelling.
Their summer camp t-shirts proudly claim that these students let their imaginations run wild and learned programming basics that will open new doors of opportunity.
Their summer camp t-shirts proudly claim that these students let their imaginations run wild and learned programming basics that will open new doors of opportunity.

Coding Camp was a huge success this summer for students in grades K-6.  Students experienced a summer camp adventure with Dash and Dot robots where students raced them around the hallways, hosted a fashion show, and even held a Dash and Dot wedding ceremony. Students programmed Dash and Dot to control their movements using Blocky, a programming language that is similar to Scratch and snaps together like puzzle pieces. Students started with simple commands, like turning right, or turning left, or moving forwards or back-wards. They then added in making noises at events such as when you pick them up, or when they reach a destination. Students made Dash go in circles, around sharp corners, and navigate a maze.

Other programs the students interacted with were: Code.org, Scratchjr, and Google CS First. Google CS First is a Scratch programming course for kids that introduces essential building blocks behind object-oriented programming through creating fun, interactive stories and simple games. Students let their imaginations run wild and learned programming basics with Scratch through interactive storytelling. Our Coding Camp students thought creatively and learned how to program their own stories, games, and animations, as well as how to share their creations on the web.