Kids as young as 7 years of age can start coding and learning programming basics. In fact, coding for kids has gained popularity rapidly in recent years as technology becomes increasingly part of everyday life. Kids who learn to code when they’re young can set themselves up for a lifetime of opportunities for success.
From ALOHA, we are trying to push our children towards 21st-century learning. We don’t know what it is going to be like when they are out working in 10 to 15 years. We don’t know what skills they are going to need, it is not that world anymore. So really what we are preparing them to do is to think critically, to be able to communicate, to collaborate, and to be creative.
Learning to code is important because it is a different way of thinking. It creates in our mind a design map and so we think it forces students to think very creatively and to experiment with different options of what is ” How do we code? and “How do we code efficiently?”
Coding skills will be a necessary part of the future career. If students want to have a good job or they want to start their own business, coding knowledge will help them to do much better compared to others who don’t have coding skills.
SCRATCH is a fun, easy to learn, and powerful programming Language developed by MIT Media Lab specifically for the children aged 7+ years. It is free programming language. MIT Media Lab Services translated Scratch 70+ languages for the children around the globe to grow their interest in coding.
In Scratch, children don’t need to write code. They can easily make their program by using code elements block. Scratch is a very fun programming Interface for children. Through the whole process of preparing a project, they can develop their creative thinking, planning skills, analytical skills, concentration, and metacognitive skills. It is the way of thinking, and thinking about how they learn.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
We will teach children step by step how they can develop their desired program by using Scratch. For using scratch you will require Desktop PC or Laptop.
- In your browser – type the link and enter https://scratch.mit.edu/
- Click join Scratch, type user ID, and password
- Select country
- Check your email and confirm your account.
That’s all you are set.
Complete guidelines and Books you can get inside the complete course.
CODE is a revolutionary startups in the field of Computer Science. The advancement of technology is influencing everywhere in our life. Computer Science is no longer a specific subject or profession; instead, it’s becoming an integral part of the education system and literacy domain.
Hadi Partovi is the founder of CODE.ORG, a nonprofit concern to teach computer code to the children in the world.
Hadi born in Tehran, Iran, he grew up during the Iran-Iraq war. His school did not offer computer science classes, so he taught himself to code at home on a Commodore 64. After immigrating to the United States, he spent his summers working as a software engineer to help pay his way through high school and college. Upon graduating from Harvard University with a Masters degree in computer science, Hadi pursued a career in technology starting at Microsoft where he rose into the executive ranks. He founded two startups: Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft), and iLike (acquired by News Corp). Hadi now invests and advises other technology startups.
In 2013 Hadi and his twin brother Ali launched the education nonprofit Code.org, which Hadi continues to lead full-time as CEO. Code.org has established computer science classes reaching 30% of US students, created the most broadly used curriculum platform for K-12 computer science, and launched the global Hour of Code movement that has reached hundreds of millions of students spanning every country in the world.
Later, almost all tech giant and leading business organizations extending their support with fund and technology to the CODE.ORG
We are providing a few of them below:
Computer science fosters creativity and teaches students critical thinking skills to become proactive learners, so elementary level is the ideal time for students to be introduced to CS (Computer Science).
Courses are designed by CODE.ORG for the teachers around the globe to teach their students fundamentals of CS.
From ALOHA Bangladesh, we are providing detailed guidelines to use CODE.ORG platforms. We also provide videos of the coding solutions of their six fundamental CS courses.
Gradually, we will provide guidelines for 13+ years of children for using their Hour of Codes.
World Leaders are inviting their citizens to give importance of learning CS to their children. From ALOHA Bangladesh, we want our children avail this opportunity to unify them with the Global Education System to secure their future career path.