School Holiday Hopscotch Coding 2 - On iPads

On this continued adventure, we venture further into what Hopscotch has to offer. You will apply the skills learnt throughout the first Hopscotch course; exploring more of the features available, creating a variety of interesting apps and games, and most importantly having fun.

Why Coding?

“Everybody should learn to program, because it teaches you how to think” - Steve Jobs

This Hopscotch course is aimed at guiding young coders into a more precise way of thinking, showing them how to decompose ideas and focus on subtasks ultimately teaching them how to learn and create in a way that makes sense to them; an essential skill for those growing up in the age of technology.

So what is Hopscotch?

The internet age has given us no shortage of coding tutorials. There are instructional websites, games, online courses—even DIY computer kits, but Hopscotch is diffeent. While most coding is done on computers with lines of code, Hopscotch is a visual programming language designed for mobile devices.
With Hopscotch, there’s no typing and no syntax. The language centers around blocks that you drag and drop into place to build routines. It turns the most complex of code into a simple block allowing it to be used by anyone in anyway. You start by picking a shape—let’s say a heart. From there, the app asks you to define what happens to that heart when a given action is performed. You can build a sequence as simple as telling the heart to change colors when you shake the phone, or you could make the command far more complex.

Safety & Privacy

Hopscotch values kids' safety and privacy. Hopscotch does not require or collect Personal Information from children, and is COPPA Certified by iKeep Safe.

What to bring:

  • iPad (Requires iOS 9.0 or later) with Free version of “Hopscotch: Make Games” already downloaded

Class Age Range

This course is suited for 5-7 year olds

Outline of Hopscotch Coding Course

Day One

  • Drop Off: 8:15am onwards
  • Session 1: 8:30am – 10:00am
  • Morning Tea: 10:00-10:30am
  • Session 2: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Lunch: 12:30-1pm
  • Session 3: 1-3pm
  • Movie of the Day: 3-4:50pm (GA)
  • Pick up: 5pm

Day Two

  • Drop Off: 8:15am onwards
  • Session 4: 8:30am – 10:00am
  • Morning Tea: 10:00-10:30am
  • Session 5: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Lunch: 12:30-1pm
  • Session 6: 1-3pm
  • Movie of the Day: 3-4:50pm (GA)
  • Pick up: 5pm

Pre-requisites:

You must have completed Hopscotch Coding-1 to attend this course

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.