The IT Kidz Code Clubs are after school computer clubs designed to introduce children to coding using both block coding (moving blocks of code to create their project) and learning new coding languages, HTML, CSS & Python.
During the club the children will use the following programs which be provided:
Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art – and share their creations on the web.
Microsoft MakeCode: is another example of block coding, similar to Scratch, with MakeCode we can create fun arcade games.
HTML & CSS are the foundation of the web, and as such are excellent first programming languages to learn, while learning to design stylish, colourful web pages.
Python is a versatile language than can be used to make many different types of programs, from word processing to web browsers. Lots of elements that are used in Scratch are also used in Python – they just look different!
Each week the children will build their Coding skills. Course Online is as follows:
Week 1: Fun Scratch Game
Week 2: Simple Web Design with HTML & CSS
Week 3: Designs with Python
Week 4: Build an Arcade Game
Week 5: Scratch Animation
Week 6: Python Turtles
Week 7: More fun with Arcade Games
Week 8: Design & Publish a Card with HTML & CSS
*Please note the curriculum may change depending on the interests & abilities of the class.
The Code Club will run one day a week from 4:15-5:15PM for 8 weeks, with a new project each week. This club will run in the following locations:
Mondays: Bruff Mobile IT, Co. Limerick From April 25th
Tuesday: Online (Time 4PM-5PM) From May 3rd
Tuesday: Ballylanders Day Care Centre, Co. Limerick From May 3rd
Wednesday: Castleconnell ACM Centre, Co. Limerick From April 27th
Thursday: Murroe Community Centre, Co. Limerick From May 5th
Thursday: Croom Enterprise Centre, Co. Limerick From April 28th