This past summer, Bay Area Tutoring held the Summer Code Writing for Kids Camps, for students grades 1-8 of all levels of experience! Our Summer Code Writing for Kids Camps improved the students’ math, keyboarding, critical thinking and reasoning and test taking skills, all while building academic confidence and fueling their desire to become a code writer. Kids learned how to debug, leverage their creativity, work in teams and increase their programming ability using Scratch and other cool, kid-friendly, computer programming platforms!
Two different sessions were held this summer, at Spangler Elementary School in Milpitas, from Monday-Friday:
First through third graders learned to build a strong foundation for programming, using problem solving to figure out coding puzzles, and how to create stories and animations. Fourth through eighth graders learned more complex concepts and game design, how to create simple games and math art, and how to apply logic and algorithmic thinking.
Many coding concepts were introduced, including: Commands , Sequences, Loops, Events, Parallelism, Conditionals, Operators, UI Control, Data-Custom Variables, Data-Custom Lists, Data-Custom Blocks, Built-in Variables and Data-Operators with Variables.