Robotics and Game Design


Free demo class  Robotics and Game Design

A fascinating programming laboratory in which code brings to life robots and games. The course combines a game design module in Kodu Game Lab and a robotics and programming module with the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential sets.

After the course students:

Use programming blocks to bring robot models to life, testing programs by trial and error

Modify game worlds and program the movements of the characters on the screen

Understand and apply language constructions, such as loops, variables and conditional instructions

Develop the ability to solve problems and algorithmic thinking

Build robots according to instructions and create their own models, developing their engineering skills

Course description

This course consists of two modules: robotics and game design. Students discover the world of programming while building robots using LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential sets. While learning sciences in practice, they develop their construction abilities, build models following instructions and expand the models with their own ideas. They use blocks and electronic parts which they then program using a visual programming language in a dedicated app. They use programming blocks with text-based commends in the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ application. The second module is about game design on the Kodu Game Lab platform. Kodu is a tool created with designing 3D games in mind. Students can modify, among others, the look of the map on which the game takes place, the dynamics and movements of the camers, and the behaviour of the characters. Through tasks performed during the course, students develop their programming skills, their spatial imagination, and their graphical abilities.

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Your child attends school in the afternoon? Take advantage of our morning classes! We make the time slots fit the schedule of your child and their friends. Contact us to learn more.

Details

Requirements
Basic command of Polish

Course duration
30 spotkań po 60 minut

Age group
Age 8–10

Group size
Maximum 10 students

Language of instruction
Polish

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About Us

Kids Coder Lab is private educational facility entered into the Register of Schools and Educational Facilities under number 271701

Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej Rejestr Szkół i Placówek Oświatowych
Magda i John

Kids Coder Lab was founded by John and Magdalena Mulenga.

Our mission is to help children acquire digital literacy and equip them with skills that the future demands.

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Learning Environment

The course is conducted according to the Kids Coder Lab blended-learning approach. The fully web-based course content is combined with off-screen activities. Children are in a safe learning environment, designed specifically with them in mind. They have access to study materials to continue learning at home, and access to teacher’s help online.

Additional free service

This course is available with a free-of-charge Pick & Drop service in one of two options:

  • Pick & Drop for students attending a school in the proximity of our Wilanów office. We pick children from their school after regular classroom activities and bring them to our Wilanów Kids Coder Lab office. After the programming classes, we drop them back at their school.
  • Pick & Drop for students attending our Host Schools. We pick children from their designated classrooms and bring them to the computer lab dedicated for Kids Coder Lab lessons. After programming classes, we drop them back at their classroom.

Frequent questions

Our offer of programming courses includes tens of items, so we recommend using filters to narrow down the choice. Firstly, select the location which is most conveniently reached with the child or from which we can pick the child. In the second step, select the language of instruction in which the child will learn (we offer courses in English and Polish). Next, notice the age group and choose the appropriate one for the child. After filtering the courses, there will be one or several courses left. Now you can read the course descriptions and select the course which best suits the child’s interests.

The first class of each coding or robotics course can be always a trial class. You can enrol the child in it with no commitments, just select the right option on the enrolment form. After the first class, we will ask you to confirm whether the child will participate in the course and if so, to pay the course fee.

Age groups specified for the programming courses for children and teens are our recommendation, not strict guidelines. However, they are worth taking into account. Our experience tells us that children below the recommended age group will do well during the course if they meet one or more of the following conditions:

- feel well handling the computer,

- have completed other programming-related courses or programming exercises at home,

- have experience in cooperation with older children, e.g. attend other courses with older children or spend a lot of time with older siblings at home.

The most important thing is to encourage the child to learn programming and not discourage from it. Only some children will find working with older students to be a motivation for learning. For most it would be a difficult and discouraging experience.

Considering enrolling a child in a course designed for older children, it is worth to think about the natural milestones in the child’s development – to which our courses are adjusted. The first important milestone is learning how to read. Children who don’t know yet how to read, learn at our school only in the youngest age group for grades 0–2. The second milestone is the transition from block-based to text-based coding. In our programming courses for children we gradually introduce elements of text-based coding, beginning from the second grade. However, only courses for the sixth and higher grades are solely based on text-based coding. We know from experience that only a handful of young programmers from the fifth grade are able to successfully complete these courses. The majority of the children needs to “grow into” the purely text-based coding which requires a lot of patience. We do not recommend skipping this phase too quickly, ahead of the child’s natural abilities.

If, having considered all these factors, you still have doubts about the right group, let the child try our classes. Already after the first class in both age groups it will be possible to draw conclusions and discuss the child’s abilities with the instructors. Then you can choose the group that is best suited to your child’s needs.

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Why coding for children?

A new language

A new language

Coding is like learning a new language. Children learn to program using on-screen games, visual programming languages and actual coding scripts before they can decipher the complex math behind coding at the college level.

Window to new opportunities

Window to new opportunities

Learning early a skill, such as coding, provides diverse opportunities and empowerment for the future enabling children to have a wider imagination of possibilities and creativity.

Creative self-expression

Creative self-expression

Children seamlessly move from simply interacting with technology to creating technology for creative self-expression in various ways.

Critical skills

Critical skills

Coding enhances children’s math and analytical skills, including logical communication and critical thinking, which results in better writing skills.

Resilience and patience

Resilience and patience

Children learn how to be resilient, practise patience and build up confidence as they tackle challenging problem-solving tasks through coding.

Planning and organisation

Planning and organisation

Coding teaches children how to focus, be precise and develop planning and organisational skills, which they acquire naturally as they write more complex codes.

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