Most youth these days enjoy spending time consuming technology playing video games and watching funny videos. They can also have fun and learn critical skills being creators of technology.
If you want to give your students an opportunity to learn to be creators not just consumers, consider sending them to a YouthCode Scratch coding camp this summer. At YouthCode, we are passionate about helping students be creators of technology.
During Scratch coding camps, students will learn a block-based coding language called Scratch. Scratch was developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) specifically to teach kids coding concepts and help them begin to learn the language of coding.
Students will learn important computer science concepts as well as create several of their own projects. While planning and creating fun projects, students will also be developing their creativity, strengthening their writing skills, practicing their critical thinking, analyzing solutions to problems and developing important 21st century life skills.
After camp week is over, your student has the opportunity to continue creating projects in Scratch from home.
Rather than just play video games and consume technology this summer, they can CREATE their own technology! They can create electronic greeting cards to keep in touch with their friends, they can create games for others to play, they can write stories, they can create math fact lessons to help them or their siblings remember their math facts. Trust us, they will love being digital creators!