Digital Building Blocks: Adventures in Blockly (Rising 1st to 2nd Grade)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to think like a computer? Do you want to code on the computer screen and off the screen in real life? Check out this week of coding fun at MODAâ€™s Digital Building Blocks camp!
Go beyond an Hour of Codeâ„¢ this summer and learn the ins and outs of coding logic using Blockly-based programming. Blockly, Googleâ€™s visual programming library, is a user-friendly visual programming language which uses digital blocks that â€˜snapâ€™ together to represent various code concepts like sequencing, loops, conditional statements, and more.
Every morning of this camp will be filled with creative exploration as campers investigate coding through plugged and unplugged activities. Each day campers will explore the basics of programming, from discovering the meaning of code using homemade treasure maps, to conditional statements using litteBits, color-coded modules that snap together magnetically to create simple circuits. Campers will take on loops as we design our own collaborative stories using code in Scratch, a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Building on skills gained throughout the week, campers will end camp by participating in MODAâ€™s Coding Games, where they will use different coding concepts theyâ€™ve learned throughout the week to complete a series of challenges.
Skills campers will learn:
-Reinforced coding concepts through plugged and unplugged activities
-Order of operations
-Problem solving skills
-Science, technology, engineering, arts, math and design concepts
This is a week long camp for rising 1st to 2nd grade students that runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at MODA, 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.