It is hard to believe that this term's code club is already approaching week 4! We have had a great time setting up the course and seeing the students learn all of the basic skills that it takes to create a website. Everyone is already chomping at the bit to make their own site (look out for this starting week 7).
Week 3 saw the students learning to make a site for an imaginary lost cat named Felix, and they did it all from scratch, from the opening <!DOCTYPE> declaration to the closing </html> tag. And for all of their hard work, all of the participants received a level one web development badge. Good job class!
Next week, we will finish up a few bits and bobs for these sites and actually get them uploaded to the web for the whole world to see. Also, we will be embarking on a mission to add a little style to our websites using some
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Last term was a lot of fun. We got to see all of the students learn the basics of Scratch as a platform for creating animations and games. All of their projects are available from the Week 5 studio of the coderedlands Scratch site. I hope everyone involved continues to experiment with Scratch and even participate with the Scratch online community. We are now looking to package up what we have learned from the awesome folks at the State Library of Queensland (Thanks Danny, Ian, and Nell!) and roll it out at our other branches. Good times ahead!
On October 13th, we will be starting another term of our Code Redlands club that will focus on web development. Although it probably doesn't have the same zazziness that making games and animations does, we think it is important to explore. Where would the internet be without all of the awesome websites we visit every day? Plus, the outlook for jobs is pretty great (not that you students need to be thinking about that too hard yet). It can be pretty fun to create a website of your own from scratch, and we are pretty excited to see what our participants come up with!
Welcome to Code Redlands
Code Redlands is a STEAM and robotics program dedicated to creating a an environment where we can explore, learn and create. With Digital Literacy a new focus for the future, we want to augment digital literacy skills by offering space, technology, and facilitators. We hope to equip the next generations of Queenslanders with STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) skills to find their own place in an increasingly digital world.
Redland Libraries offer School Holiday Activities throughout the year for children aged 8 and above.