Kids Can Join A Coding Camp For Free. Here’s How
Do your kids want to learn more about how technology works? Then get ready to geek out!
GeekPack is offering a 3-week virtual code camp packed with video tutorials. These lessons focus on everything from coding and programming to how to use graphic design applications like Canva and PicMonkey. Even better: this camp is 100% free.
When does the Code Camp Start?
The tutorials kick off Monday, April 6, 2020, so be sure to sign up here to get access to all the goodies. All you need to provide is your name and an email address. They’ll send you the video tutorials, which the kids can view on any laptop or computer. You’ll also get access to a Facebook group, where the participants can ask questions.
What Will the Campers Learn?
Week one is all about Scratch, a free programming language and online community, where users can create games, interactive stories, and animations. The bonus content this week will touch on how to use graphic design platforms to create visual content.
Week two includes a coding lesson ad challenge, plus video tutorials on how to edit video and audio. The camp will also share a lesson on creative writing.
Week three focuses on how to build websites using WordPress. Code campers will also receive video tutorial on Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, and Gmail) as well as mobile app development.
This is a ton of amazing content, so you may be wondering how long it’ll take your kids to learn.
GeekPack promises that they keep lessons short and sweet, but how long each video/challenge takes depends. They guesstimate it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour a day. That’s because, in part, they offer even more resources to learn about coding, programming, and design, in case your kiddo wants to dive in deeper. Pretty cool, huh?
Well it gets even better. If your kids want an extra incentive to complete all three weeks, there is one. Post a photo of them each week (no faces need to be in the pic) working on the tutorials, and they’ll be entered into a giveaway once the three weeks are over.
Who Can Join Code Camp?
The code camp is designed for kids age six and older, but some of the tutorials will be best for kids age 10 and up. And if you’re a parent who wants to learn alongside your kiddo? You’re welcome to participate and follow along too. I know I’m planning to participate right alongside my six year old, because it sounds like there’s some really fun things to learn.
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