Elle Lab Girls Coding Camp: AppJamming I (Age 9-11)

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CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

Elle Lab is First Code Academy’s girls-only coding camps series. Our founder Michelle has been empowering young girls how to code from Silicon Valley to different parts of Asia. Having educated in a girls’ only environment through her primary and secondary school years, she believes in the power of a uni-gender education environment. Through the experience of First Code Academy, we have seen many girls coming to our courses wishing there were more other girls in the classrooms.

We believe that the next generation of female leaders is bold, resourceful and creative. Elle Lab's vision is to create that community of leaders from an early age.

Elle Lab aims to provide an inclusive environment, that is friendly and inviting for girls to experience coding the first time, meet fellow creative girls-coders and create projects with technology.

Our flagship AppJamming program, introduced under the Elle Lab, aims to empower students through teaching them problem solving using technology. From introducing fundamental computer science concepts, applying Design Thinking process to utilizing AppInventor as a language, we guide students to apply problem solving skills to their daily lives. Adapting a curriculum used in Silicon Valley, we cover user­-centric design and mobile app development. Students receive personal guidance from our professional trained instructors in thinking through algorithms, decomposing problem and formulating multiple solutions.

P.S. Students in this course develop apps that are compatible with Android system, not iOS system.

 

Takeaways

  • Introduction to Computer Programming
    • Introduction to computer programming, algorithms and basic logic controls
    • Creating their first app and familiarizing with App Inventor
    • Hands-on: Setting up their computer environment, creating their first app and packaging it
  • Basic App Development
    • Introduction to key programming structures, including variables, conditionals and procedures
    • Familiarizing with interactive App Inventor components such as sensors and media.
    • Hands-on: Creating a series of apps that utilizes various features and functions of App Inventor
  • Design Thinking and Hands on App Creation
    • Defining and ideating their individual project through brainstorming workshops
    • Creating prototype and testing it against users for usability and iteration
    • Individual meetings with instructor to plan out their app and project timeline
    • Hands-on: Guided brainstorming in small groups, sketching or modeling prototype
  • Presentation
    • Creating their individual project using App Inventor and performing continuous testing
    • Presenting the app to the rest of class

DIFFICULTY

Beginner

WHAT TO BRING

  • A laptop (PC/Mac) with charger
  • A Gmail account to access and save App Inventor projects
  • 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.

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

5 classes each week for 1 week, Monday to Friday


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