Tickle: Visual Programming for The Connected World (Age 6-8)

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CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

The Tickle course aims to equip young curious minds with computer programming concepts as well as robotics. Students explore programming concepts using robotics on the iPad app, Tickle. Similar to Hopscotch and ScratchJr, this app allows the creation of small programs using color coded blocks, and allows interaction of characters and robots.

Students start with basic computing commands including movements, looks and sounds, then integrate their computing commands with robots such as Sphero and Dash. The course incorporate sensors and motions of robots to deepen students' understanding on essential computing concepts including input/output, sequences and lists.

Takeaways

  • Events, Motions and Looks Blocks
    • Familiarizing with the Tickle interface and creating first projects
    • Introduction to events, motions and looks blocks
    • Hands-on: Designing and programming Tickle projects to learn a range of Events, looks, sounds and motion commands
  • Co-ordinates, Loops, Angles
    • Introduction to co-ordinates, repeat and loop function in Tickle
    • Familiarizing with programming iterations, sequencing and the concept of orders in programming
    • Hands-on: Designing and programming Tickle games to familiarize with co-ordinates, loops, and angles
  • Tickle & Dash, Sensors on Devices
    • Introduction to sensors on mobile devices and Dash robot
    • Introduction to types of sensors including accelerometers, infrared reflectors and gyroscopes
    • Hands-on: programming input and output with robots and Tickle to complete challenges
  • Tickle & Sphero, Review of all concepts
    • Introduction to Sphero, concepts of input and output in the world of programming
    • Introduction to Pseudocoding and key steps involved in planning a project
    • Review motions, sensors and x-y coordinates
    • Hands-on: designing a project to linking in input and output with two robots using Tickle

DIFFICULTY

Beginner

PREREQUISITE

Basic reading ability

WHAT TO BRING

  • Got an iPad? Bring it along with charger (or reserve one from us)!
  • A mindset to create and experiment!


CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

8:1 Ratio Guarantee

We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.

Personalized Learning

Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.

Hands-on Project-based Learning

First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.

Follow on Curriculum for Immersed Learning

What happens after this holiday? Like learning any other language, learning to code is best done through an immersive, continual commitment. We offer a multi-year curriculum that allows students to deepen and broaden their interests in computer science and software development.

REGISTRATION

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There is no more camp or workshop available in this holiday season, check out Core Programs or other Holiday Camps for continuous learning.


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

3-5 days each week for 1 week, Monday to Friday


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