It all starts with laying out your plan. I provide a number of downloads to create your "home developer lab space" and idea generation.
All great apps use sound thinking and logic. Storyboards and algorithms come to life .
Using the popular block coding tool, Scratch, I introduce coding techniques as we build a game.
Play It / Mod It
We discuss what is necessary for all great games. At the end of this camp, you can take the game we build and MOD it (aka modify it)!
Having no summer camp doesn't mean the end to learning.
Learn from the original creator of the BUILD A GAME COURSE.....me.....Mr. Fred!
Bring a fun kids coding camp for 7-12year olds right into your home LIVE using ZOOM and the Build A Game Course that has its roots in many coding camps for over 15 years. It works.
Finish What You Start Approach
All options are LIVE and interactive via Zoom. It is an entry level approach to learning how to code.
Instead of watching videos on their own and never finishing building something, these events get you across the finish line.
These camps are built on years of my coding camp and classroom coding exercises.
The Camp Includes
I TEACH IT LIVE. We set up scheduled LIVE meetups where we work one on one with your young person via Zoom. It is like have a personal tutor.
This is NOT a passive 'watch a video' event but instead a highly interactive event.
3 Days (Parents and Guardians can join in)
Once you purchase the course, you select 3 days and times where we meetup for 1 hour each day via Zoom. A computer is required and a webcam is highly recommended.
Coding Basics to Advanced
Using Scratch I cover the basics and then uncover more advanced features as we move along. Scratch is a great environment for getting started.
1 Hour a Day
Sessions run for 1 hour. The perfect amount of time to keep interest but then get you to move along with your day. You can also keep exploring Scratch until our next meeting!
Anyone can just sit and watch a video. This is an opportunity to work with me, a college professor and software developer where we discuss what makes a good game, develop logic skills all coders need and have fun.
I have taught in higher education for almost two decades where I apply a lifetime of experience as a software & database developer, website designer, project manager, and entrepreneur.
Learning new technology never gets old as I continue to sharpen my skills and inspire the next generation of technologists whether in the classroom, home, camp, tutoring, or over a coffee.