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Programming Classes

Postby Code Guy » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:10 pm

Hey all, won't it be good if there are centres in Singapore that conduct programming courses for kids? It seems like the trend nowadays in other countries to teach kids programming and Singapore is kinda getting left behind.
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Re: Programming Classes

Postby LarryG67 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:01 pm

Yes agreed. I think programming can be very useful for kids. Steve jobs and bill gates all that started playing with computers when they were kids

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Re: Programming Classes

Postby ReachTutor » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:36 pm

IDA is working with MOE on that now! :imcool:
https://www.facebook.com/ReachTutor/pos ... 3669234006

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Re: Programming Classes

Postby AdaptiveLearning.sg » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:55 pm

I think programming will be a good skill to have for sure. If I'm not wrong, the IP schools are offering programming (from what I've heard, python and ruby?) to their students. I've also seen tutors offering programming though I don't think the demand here is strong enough for pure-programming centres (?).

There's a few points that I would like to add though:
- Programming is not for everyone. It is a subject where some people simply can't do well. I've seen people ace their studies only to drop out of computer science course in university.
- There are tons of horrible programmers out there. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to discern to good ones from the bad ones...

Btw, this might an interesting game for kids to get a glimpse of programming:
http://light-bot.com/

Disclaimer: I am NOT related in any way to that website!

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Re: Programming Classes

Postby heyhoe » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:34 am

Hi,

Can recommend programming course for 12 years old? My kid is interested in programming and currently learning java from his classmate.

Better still if have any online program that he can take.

Thanks!

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Re: Programming Classes

Postby AdaptiveLearning.sg » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:47 pm

heyhoe wrote:Hi,

Can recommend programming course for 12 years old? My kid is interested in programming and currently learning java from his classmate.

Better still if have any online program that he can take.

Thanks!


Good to hear that! Is your kid interested in Java as the programming language or are you looking for just programming in general.

For Java:
[url]http://www.tutorialspoint.com/java/index.htm
[/url]

For programming in general:
http://www.w3schools.com

Depending on what your kid is interested in programming, I could recommend different things.
E.g. for web development, my opinion is to learn HTML/CSS/Javascript first followed by PHP

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Re: Programming Classes

Postby AdaptiveLearning.sg » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:51 pm


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Re: Programming Classes

Postby heyhoe » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:31 am

Hi,

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll follow-up after PSLE :)

Cheers

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Re: Programming Classes

Postby DragonMum76 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:39 am

May I know anyone sent your kids for any programming class before?
Can share your experience?

Ang Mo Kio CC is now offering programming course for children, I'm pondering whether I should send my girl for this course.

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Re: Programming Classes

Postby scang » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:06 pm

There are mobile programming like Mobile Apps and Mobile Games.

There are also other visual programming like Scratch (developed by MIT) and Scratch Jr.

All of these are good as part of STEM, and develop logical thinking and analytical skills.

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