In this electronic age, most of us own more than one gadget. If apps and websites have become our lifeline, then coding is the ‘oxygen’. Coding is programming to give a series of instructions to a computer or a device to make it work the way we want. Every line of code tells the computer to do something, and a document full of lines of code is called a ‘script’.
Unlike people, computers can do exactly what you tell them to. This might sound great, but it can cause problems. If you tell a computer to start counting upwards and don’t tell it to stop, it’ll keep counting forever! Being a good programmer is all about knowing how to start giving instructions and when to apply which kind of break.
Curiosity Gym has launched instructor-led online classrooms with enriched coding courses. Coding for games, Mobile App Development, Artificial intelligence (AI), data visualization and languages like Scratch, Python, are some of the courses students have explored with us so far to create interactive stories, games, art and simulations.
Students are always fascinated with online games and apps. Our courses on coding take students to another level, where they learn to ‘design’ the games themselves. In this digital age, coding can be seen as a basic skill for digital literacy. Coding gives students a chance to bring their ideas and imaginations to reality. It puts the students in the driver’s seat and allows them to take ownership of their creation. With continued practice of coding, students can pick up skills of sequencing, counting, problem-solving, logical thinking, cause and effect, critical thinking and user interface and usability.
In today’s students, we see the teachers, managers, policy-makers of tomorrow. Our courses on coding give them an edge to identify major problems and develop appropriate technological solutions to such problems. Coding will allow them to work on delivering innovative and easily accessible solutions to many societal problems through apps, stories, and tools. As it is rightly said, “well begun is half done”. Students learning to code early on would be halfway through achieving digital literacy skills essential for the 21st century!
For more information on our online courses for coding, visit https://www.curiositygym.com/