Coding School for Kids

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Coding School for Kids

Post by valeriepl » Wed, 02 Nov 2016 3:59 pm

I just moved to Singapore recently. Wondering anyone has any recommendation for kids coding school? My son is 10 years old.

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Post by Sensei Michael » Thu, 03 Nov 2016 9:15 am

I think I saw something on Facebook about some holiday camps or something. It's called the Coding Lab or something, maybe you can do a search on Facebook for that.
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Post by ElonTank » Thu, 01 Dec 2016 5:49 pm

Coding seems pretty important in school, even my kid is undergoing some simple programming.

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Post by Sensei Michael » Thu, 01 Dec 2016 6:49 pm

ElonTank wrote:Coding seems pretty important in school, even my kid is undergoing some simple programming.
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Post by ErikSandblom » Mon, 02 Sep 2019 9:40 pm

Hi, does anyone know of a good computer science course for the september holidays?

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Post by fendidior » Thu, 27 May 2021 7:46 am

Try Kidocode Singapore. They are now avaliable for Singapore residents. My kids registered too and learn it from home.

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Post by EugeneK » Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:50 am

Try Empire Code https://empirecode.co/

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Post by Sensei Michael » Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:03 pm

Amazing. People are still responding to a post from September 2019?
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Post by smoulder » Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:26 pm

The best way in my opinion is to simply get started with a compiler and a book. That's the way I did it when I was a kid in the late 80s and early 90s, long before we had the internet and before IT became what it is today. Lessons learned for life - I now work in IT.

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Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 25 Sep 2021 2:34 am

Unfortunately that may no longer be enough, nowadays the key for most parents is to get the kids in classes as soon as they can talk and develop motor skills. Not sure how thats working out though.

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Post by smoulder » Sat, 25 Sep 2021 9:58 am

Lisafuller wrote:
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Unfortunately that may no longer be enough, nowadays the key for most parents is to get the kids in classes as soon as they can talk and develop motor skills. Not sure how thats working out though.
It is still the best way. There are real world skills that no one teaches you. You have to get your hands dirty - having someone spoon feed you is the worst way to pick up those skills. Most notably when you don't get the desired results, you learn how to do the root cause analysis and troubleshooting by being self taught - so the process of teaching yourself, will help develop the right kind of skills. Google search and the internet has only enhanced that so its good to learn early how to use these tools to help yourself.

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Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 26 Sep 2021 1:08 am

Fair enough. Unfortunately, paper qualifications go a lot further than real world skills on face value, although experience is arguably a lot more valuable.

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Post by smoulder » Sun, 26 Sep 2021 1:34 am

Paper qualifications - in my opinion, the best thing you can get is a degree certificate. But it's important for Singaporeans to know that the university course cannot prepare you for the real world. No matter how high ranked the university. There's still a bunch of stuff that you learn on your own and on the job. So paper certification to get yourself an interview, real world experience and knowledge to take you from there.

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Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 28 Sep 2021 2:48 am

Exactly, in my opinion nothing beats real world experience. Unfortunately, in most contexts the paper qualification is what gets your foot in the door, without it it is difficult to get by on experience alone.

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