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Tickle: Visual Programming for The Connected World

Course Description

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.

Course Highlights

Session Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Events, Motions and Looks Blocks
  • Lesson 2-3: Co-ordinates, Loops, Angles
  • Lesson 4-6: Tickle & Dash, Sensors on Devices
  • Lesson 7-9: Tickle & Sphero, Review of all concepts

What to bring:

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

Term: 2019 March Term (Mar-May)/ 9 weeks

Program Dates: March 25 - May 25, 2019

Location Day Time
Stamford Wed 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Stamford Sat 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM