Kids Devour Technology. Now They Can Create It!
While only a few Millenials grew up with computers in their homes, or even their schools, most kids between the ages 2 and 19 popularly known as Generation Z are digital natives, born into a digital world with access to PCs, mobile phones, iPads and gaming devices that Millennials never dreamt of. They have never known a world without these devices and they relish every moment on smart devices, devouring every bit of technology they lay their hands on. At the age when Millenials were mostly concerned with 2D notebooks, HB pencils and playing ‘ten ten’, kids of nowadays embrace and consume technology in different forms. But, what if they can now create it… that would be cool, right?
We live in interesting times where more and more aspects of our lives are weaved around smart technology – from smart watches keeping tabs on our health to computer systems taking over tasks originally performed by humans. We’re sure you’re still thrilled by how virtual currencies are continually changing the way we buy and sell all over the world! The writing is clear on the wall – technology will solely run the future. In this future, there is only one global language needed to get things done and that’s coding. This is why it’s important for kids to learn how to write instructions that a computer/machine can understand, to get them ready for the imminent future.
An interesting trait about this generation is that they don’t just want to consume technology, they love to create and own what they consume. It’s like this: Imagine your favorite delicacy. Now think about how good it feels knowing that you not only have the ingredients available, but you also know how to prepare it and satisfy your craving, no matter what time it comes knocking. Providing your kids with the prerequisite knowledge they need to build their own websites, develop smart applications and create their own games, puts them in firm control of the future ahead of them – a future where they can be truly self sufficient and thrive with their own abilities.
The Toolz Academy Summer Coding Boot Camp provides everything your child needs to learn coding this summer, in a fun way! That is an exciting alternative to their idling away and wasting time. The boot camp is a hands-on training, delivered by seasoned facilitators and simplified to nurture the creative abilities in your kid.
So why not change the narrative in the month of August, transform your kids from an ordinary consumer of technology to smart kids who can create the kind of technology they want to consume per time. That will be to their heart’s satisfaction!
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Monday – Friday (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm)
Who Should Attend?
Creative secondary school children, between the ages of 13 – 17 years who want to learn coding and programming.
Why should I take it?
At the end of this program, students should be able to present the projects they have built to parents, peers and other guests.
Students will learn how to build web pages
Getting to Know CSS and what it does
Students will learn which HTML elements are best used to display different types of content
They will learn how to add colors to text, change text sizes on web pages with HTML and CSS
They will understand why lists and links are popular online and how to implement them with HTML.
Students will learn how to add images, You-tube videos, MP3s, etc. to your web pages.
Also they will learn how to create login/registration, image upload, social media post, etc. forms as seen on Facebook and Google
They will have basic understanding of effects and animation
Building Your First Web Page: Build your first webpage using HTML and CSS. Also learn the structure, terminologies and differences of both languages.
Getting to Know HTML: Students learn which HTML elements are best used to display different types of content. Importance is also placed on how elements are visually displayed on a web page, as well as what different elements mean semantically.
Getting to Know CSS: CSS allows us to add layout and design to our pages, and it allows us to share those styles from element to element and page to page. Specifically, we’ll need to know how different types of selectors work and how the order of those selectors can affect how our styles are rendered. We’ll also want to understand a few common property values that continually appear within CSS, particularly those that deal with color and length.
Paragraphs, Typography and Text Formatting: Learn how to add colors to text, change text sizes plus also understand how to add and use headings on our web pages with HTML and CSS
Lists and Links: Lists are a part of everyday life. Recipes provide lists of ingredients and lists of instructions. A supermarket provides a list of items it sells. With a list for nearly everything, it’s easy to understand why they are also popular online and how to implement them with HTML.
Tables: HTML tables allow you to arrange data and information like text, images, links etc. into rows and columns of cells.
Adding Images, Audio and Videos: Learn how to add images, You-tube videos, MP3s, etc. to your web pages.
Setting Background colors and images: Backgrounds help create a site’s look and feel, and have a considerable influence on a website’s usability.
Forms: Learn how to create login/registration, image upload, social media post, etc. forms as seen on Facebook and Google
Effects and Animation