FAQ’S FOR XTRACODE ADVANTAGE
Today, many of our children are exposed to digital technology at a very young age. This will become a key part of their lives later on. We have to differentiate between good screen time and bad screen time. Bad screen time happens when your child mindlessly play games or watch videos with no educational value. Whereas good screen time educates your child by stimulating their brains. Coding requires your child to think – they first have to creatively think of an idea, break down the idea into smaller blocks and finally apply logical thinking to develop clear instruction steps to control the computer.
My child has attended the programme more than once before, what can he/she gain from returning to the programme?
Our programmes include intermediate and advanced courses for returning students. Our curriculum roadmap shows you the path your child can take to continue on their coding and innovation journey.
Robotics is actually an application of Coding. In order to control a robot, one would need to program it. Learning coding may enable your child to program or control a robot, computer, and even drone.
What programming language is suitable for my child to learn?
This depends on the age of the child and if the child has prior knowledge on computer programming. Call to talk with our counselor to find out which course is most appropriate for your child.
While most schools computer curriculum teaches students how to use computer software (microsoft office, paint, etc), 9jacodekids Academy teaches how to build software. We teach students how to build technology instead of only using technology.
Unlike most schools too, we have specialist and full-time Coding educator to students age 6 to 19 years old.
Manufacturing, Banking, Medical, Transportation, Telecomunication, IT… in fact any industry that uses technology (which is almost all) will benefits from the knowledge of Coding. You do not need to be a computer scientist or programmer to learn coding, just as you do not need to be a scientist to learn science.
Our students’ age ranges from 6 to 19years old. However kids from 4-5 years old can be considered
Our innovative curriculum guarantees that most of our students will be able to develop a simple software in just about 1 month of lessons. What kind of software depends on your child’s interest and passions. He/she could build games, animations, mobile apps, and any kind of software.
Learning to code helps to develop many important skills that can help a child succeed in school and life beyond. Some of these skills are problem solving skills, critical & logical thinking, creativity, and computational thinking skills. Children also uses mathematics and scientific skills to solve programming problems. In addition to that, we encourage collaboration in our classes, thus helping a child develop his confidence and social skills.
It is never too young to start to learn how to code. Our coding lessons are designed to be accessible and fun to children as young as 4 to 18 years old. While our lessons may be simplified for your child, we ensure that we teach accurate Computer Science concepts (that’re taught in university levels). It is like learning mathematics at primary school levels, vs university levels.
Because technology and software controls everything we do in this digital age, demand for those who will create this technology has skyrocketed and this has made coding the number one in-demand skill for everyone in the 21st century.
Coding, or programming, is simply the learning of computer language. In order to control computers (or robots or drones), we need to give instructions in a language that they understand – that language is programming language, and the act using that language is coding. We live in an increasingly digital world, and to understand how to code is to understand how this digital world works. Just as we learn science to understand how our nature works, our children must learn coding to understand how technology around us works.