Coding - Today's Superpower
Brand new Ignite. Brand new Leap.
Two questions we’re often asked at Code Camp are “What is coding?” and “Why is it so important?” (that’s right, you’re not the only person asking the question!)
Thank you from Code Camp: 2016 in Numbers
Over the past couple of months we have completely rebuilt our Ignite Code Camp from the ground up. More fun, more exciting code, challenging logic, incredible lesson plans and brand new game assets!
70% of Parents Have No Idea What Their Children Do
We've had a huge year at Code Camp, thank you for being a part of it! Here's what we've been up to...
How Nintendo missed the boat with Super Mario Run
A recent study carried out by networking site, LinkedIn found that 70% of parents had no real idea of what their offspring do for a living. With the rapidly changing new-jobs market, that’s hardly surprising. Many jobs that exist today weren’t around 10 or even 5 years ago.
Can A Child Code With A Learning Disability? Of Course They Can!
So this week millions of people downloaded ‘Super Mario Run’…
Nintendo had the opportunity of a lifetime
- Arguably the most recognisable game character ever (Mario)
- Without a doubt, the greatest ever App Store marketing campaign (clearly a brilliant commercial relationship with Apple!)
- Releasing just before Christmas and the holiday period
What could possibly go wrong?
Should Kids Learn Computer Code NOW To Score The Jobs Of The Future?
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Code Camp. They were awesome enough to offer one of my kids to go along to a 3 Day Coding workshop in Carindale, South Brisbane. I offered to review and post the feedback on Australian Mum and my readers – Thats you right now! – might be interested.
6 Reasons Learning To Code Is Cooler Than Being Batman!
Many parents have a sneaky suspicion about their kids’ natural interests and how they could influence their future career. Not all of those interests point to a career as a ‘computer developer’ though. But the forecast is for a highly wired future.
Keeping Our Kids Safe In A Digital World
Think Uber, Facebook, Airbnb and Google. Learn to code and build iPhone apps which can be distributed globally to change the world! Even Batman can only be in one place at a time.
For today’s kids, the Internet is full of endless promise and potential, an exciting place to explore, learn, create, and share. For parents, however, the Internet can be a place full of threats to children’s safety and privacy. It’s tempting to set up blocks and filters to stop children from exploring, but it won’t be long before these blocks are circumvented. Some of the best “hackers” I know are my 10 year old nephews who constantly find new ways to subvert the family firewall to get access to blocked content. The more it gets locked down, the more interested they are in finding ways around it!