Kodeklix 2-hour Workshop for Beginners, aged 6-12
4 interest-free $3.50 fortnightly instalments
The KodeKlix STEM system combines both computer coding and electronics equipment to help students understand how things work in the real world.
The mechanical devices we use in our daily lives rely on circuits, sensors and other components combined with coding to tell the circuits how to operate – from the kettle or toaster to the washing machine or remote control. Understanding how everyday objects work provides students with a powerful foundation for independence and problem-solving in life.
Utilising snap-together electronic components, students will learn the basics of electronics and how to think like an engineer when solving problems. Once the students have created a particular kind of circuit, they test its effectiveness and then use a patented central processing unit to program instructions to their creation to perform different functions.
This hands-on and practical workshop introduces students to the basics of electronics and coding using the Blockley system. There is plenty of opportunity for students who have experience with electronics or coding to tackle more advanced activities or create more complex circuits and programming if they wish. Once they've mastered the basic concepts, students can then experiment further at their own pace.
NOTE: This workshop requires the use of one laptop between two students at least. When you are booking in, please add a comment to say whether you will be bringing a laptop and whether it is a Mac or not. This is vital so that we can work out in advance whether we will have enough laptops for the workshop to run.
Please also ensure that you include your email address when booking so that we can send you the link to download the coding program if you're bringing a laptop.
DATE & TIME: 4th June, 2019. 1-3pm. Please arrive at 12.45 so we can start getting the laptops set up.
VENUE: Ellenbrook Library Futures Lab
INCLUDES: The workshop includes a student workbook that children can take home and curriculum links to show moderators.
FACILITATORS: The workshop will be run by Saani Bennetts and Kirsty MacDonald, who are both currently running 3 full-term Kodeklix classes in Victoria Park and Dayton. Both facilitators have current Working with Children checks and many years of experience in working with young people and home educators.
BRING: Students will need to bring a laptop if they possibly can. The facilitators have 2 spares and so can cater for 4 children, but we still need another 6 laptops between the participants. Everything else is provided.
CONTACT: If you have any issues with registering, payment or general questions, please contact Saani: email@example.com or call Kirsty on 0458 278 785.