Here is a question for you: How many technologies do you use in your everyday life?
If you actually sat down to count, you’d be amazed at how technology-centric your life is. While we are running about in our everyday lives being made smoother by this plethora of gadgets, these gadgets are tending to us through their own language- which us humans call “programming”. “Coding” is the translated script from human language to computer.
What is “Programming” in layman’s terms?
Programming is simply a set of instructions made for a device or gadget to fulfil its purpose. Coding is the language in which these instructions are fed into the device.
Why Should Your Child Learn to Code?
Simply put, coding is a splendid way to exercise your child’s brain in a way that could increase their logical thinking and reasoning remarkably. That way, your children can not just know a skill that will be of significant use in the future, but they will also be able to perform well in other subjects. Add to that, considering how dependent we are increasingly getting on gadgets, coding will be the most in-demand skill in the near-future.
As scary and complicated the term seems to us, it is simply a different language- which is made easy by Codingal.
The best application of programming, in general, is found in the field of computers i.e., Computer Programming, which is an act to instruct a machine to perform a specific activity according to the needs of the user or in this context, the ‘programmer’.
Today’s computers are compact with immense computing capabilities- one so powerful that they could perform billions of advanced computations with a snap of a finger. Programming involves activities such as
3. Building optimized algorithms, and
4. Implementation (coding) of algorithms in a target programming language.
The algorithm-building phase is one of the most crucial phases of programming, regardless of the end-product. It is one of the core parts of software development and hence must involve precision and excellent knowledge in the area.
A computer is just a dumb tool that cannot work without instructions. Humans, with our analyzing and problem-solving skills, need to feed the instructions into the machine. Learning this at an early age becomes a real asset considering the world is going to get more technology-centric. People all over the world have caught on and are thus Code Camps are starting to become quite common.
This comes from a need to facilitate young minds to get started with learning to build precise algorithms, implement optimized code and execute under quick feedback by on-site mentors. This is a great way to shape their minds, to build something for the society’s betterment while paving their career in software development- something that Codingal has set as their goals.
The Codingal Camp
At Codingal Coding Camp, we use ‘Scratch’. The interactive nature of the application makes it an enjoyable activity for the kids, rather than a daunting task. We strive to see our kids become best friends with Computer Science, revolutionize our Education standards in the coming years.
One could write computer instructions to perform some specific tasks on the computer, can build musical rhythms or can optimize mathematical equations to select the best element from a particular domain. This is a very diverse and popular area.
Our team has been working tirelessly, to mentor this generation to build future-proof solutions for their society. This May and June, our team would be organizing a code camp of 6 days for your kids from ages 4-14, to mentor them for their way ahead in life. Have a look at the photographs above, from our previous code sessions!
We teach how to code, guiding each child to write and an overview of what goes on ‘behind-the-scenes’ of any code. One look at the technological statistics will show that this knowledge will become highly mandatory to understand any relevant concept within the next 4-5 years.