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Super Coders – Lycée Francais d’Irlande, Foxrock

‘SUPER CODERS’ After-School Programme in Lycée Francais d’Irlande, Foxrock

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

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THE PROGRAM

This is a great opportunity for your child to learn the concepts of programming in a fun way. Your child will be working on their own program, working through materials at their own pace.  While making their own games they will be:

  • learning the importance of logical order while putting commands in the right to make their cool character move
  • learning about hardware by putting together their computer
  • learning about software by upgrading their operating system and more

COMPUTER ACTIVITIES:

Introductory Activities:

Code.org

We will be starting online using suitable for 6 years plus and beginners, with fun games and cool heroes and heroines.  See video below.

Scratch 

Your child will be working through this child-friendly online program designed by MIT lab and used internationally.  They will be using block programming and skill sheets at their own pace.  They will be working with each other and on their own having fun making their own ‘flappy bird’ games and more.

R Pi handBBC dance mat

Your child can have the chance to touch-typing using an award winning program.

Technical Know-How

While the children need to assemble and take apart their computer each class, they gain experience trouble shooting software and hardware problems and understanding how the parts go together.

Minecraft Game

Each Raspberry Pi comes pre-loaded with lots of software, including the popular Minecraft game which many play as a group on the network at the end of the class, which helps their team building skills when they design (and destroy) buildings.

MORE ADVANCED ACTIVITIES

Robotics – Python & Raspberry Pi

Python comes preloaded and some children worked  on assembling a little kit car using their Raspberry Pi, and Python software …  to be continued this year!   See Camjam EduKit3 for more.

Sonic Pi

Sonic Pi software comes preloaded on the Raspberry Pi, and this allows the user to write electronic music written with code.  A few of the older children had fun doing the introductory module to make their own electronic music.

Upgrading the Raspbian (Linux based) operating system

Last year the children learnt a lot when they upgraded their operating system completely so they could download a new smart interface with new browsers, Chromium with Adobe Flash built in, so we could all run up-to-date version of the educational packages.

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

Raspberry Pis, are mini computers designed in the UK as affordable educational computers for children. Model 3 has wifi and bluetooth. It comes pre-programmed with a few educational programs. 

Parents have generously donated other necessary equipment such as the monitors, keyboards, and headphones.

TIMES

Monday & Thursdays     2.45 – 3.45      6 – 8 years olds

Monday & Thursdays      3.45- 4.45        9 + year olds

CLASS SIZE

Small classes  guaranteed with about 8 children per class to help each child can get enough attention.

COST

Terms:

Term 1 – 15 weeks – €150

Term 2 – 10 weeks – €100

Term 3 – 10 weeks – €100

There is 10% discount for siblings.

Raspberry Pi  (mini computers) €64 each

– a discounted price through this website when ordered in bulk online from the wholesalers.

BOOKING

Please indicate which class your child would prefer by clicking here to book a place by filling out this form on Eventbrite website.  Note: this helps organise the classes, but does not guarantee a place.

PAYMENT IN AUGUST

A place is guaranteed only by payment, online through this website or bank transfer.

You will be emailed in late August regarding payment, and a place will kept on receipt of payment.

ENROLMENT FORM

Once a place has been agreed, each parent needs to complete an online booking form giving permission for their child to go online, in order to comply with guidelines on good practice.

Every attempt will be made to accommodate your child.  More coding classes may be put on if the classes are full and the LFI after-school program can provide an alternative place in Garderie for your child if required.

CONTACT

All communication regarding this program is through maire@letsleap.ie or 086 1927 260.

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‘Hour of Code’ game from code.org that the children use in LFI.