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Coding For Kids Made Fun!

Learn how to code the fun way by creating games – no experience needed.

Plant the roots for their future.

With our in-person coding clubs and online coding software, kids get training to build a foundation for a future in software development, while having a ton of fun doing it!

 

Take a peek at some of what we teach…

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Web Page Design

Students will be taught how to create web pages. You will learn HTML for web page layout and how to style those pages using CSS. Students will have lots of creative freedom on colors, fonts and images!

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JavaScript Games

Learn how to program HTML5 Canvas & JavaScript games that you can play and share with friends. Games you will learn to program include 2D Breakout, Roll Dice, Interactive Storybook and more.

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Raspberry Pi Retro Arcade

Learn how to build your own retro arcade system using the Raspberry Pi computer. We run these as summer and after school clubs. They are by far one of our most popular clubs. Kids even get to take home what they build.

Don’t just play games, create them! Turn your kids love of gaming into a valuable skill.

Our coding for kids software is designed to help students understand the fundamentals of programming without needing to have any prior knowledge in the subject. Students will create JavaScript, HTML & CSS code and earn badges as they level up.

Students will have access to multiple lessons, their own private account area, access to live teachers, a convenient web-based editor for programming games and their own CodeDigs web page that showcase games they create. These are self paced lessons with tutorials that guide the students step-by-step on how to program each game.

Students can also share their games with other CodeDigs classmates through our virtual classroom and earn DigCoins when classmates vote up their games.

Beginner Lessons

Create Your First Web Page With HTML (35 mins)

Learn how to create a basic HTML web pages. Learn how to title your page and what that means, learn how to add viewable text, learn how to create buttons, how to add images, how to create links and how to create audio sound files.

Style Your Web Page With CSS (35 mins)

Learn how to style your web page with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Set background colors, text size, text color, font styles and more. Also learn how to create custom classes and ids to control the styling of individual elements.

 

Introduction To JavaScript (35 mins)

Start diving into JavaScript by learning how to create and use variables, learn the different data types, how to create and use arrays, how to create and use objects and how to create alert pop ups. This lesson will start to prepare you for the more intermediate lessons that will heavily use JavaScript.

Web Page Special Effects (30 mins)

Learn how to add all kinds of special effects to your web page using JavaScript. You will learn how to dynamically change the background color of a page when you type the color into an input, how to add interactivity when you hover over something and how to make cool things happen when you click a button.

 

Intermediate Lessons

Custom Commands JavaScript Game (30 mins)

Create commands using JavaScript pop ups and do different things based on what is typed into the command box! Learn how to leverage if/else statements to perform actions only if something is met. Also learn how to change from browser prompt pops ups to inputs for more design control.

Roll Dice Game (40 mins)

Learn how to write a function and run the function when a button is clicked. Use conditional logic to set certain actions to happen only if doubles are rolled. Learn how to play a sound when doubled are rolled and how to set a background image when doubles are rolled.

 

Slot Machine Game (40 mins)

Program a Slot Machine game. Leverage loops to count through and add to variables in order to save from manually writing a lot of redundant code. Leverage logical operators to achieve results. Introduction to the Chrome webkit rendering engine for animating the rolling of your dice with CSS.

Chrome Developer Tools (30 mins)

As you start to learn more advanced JavaScript, the Chrome Developer Tools will become very valuable. We will teach you how to use the debug tools built into Chrome, how to use the inspect tools for viewing and modifying code on the fly and how to run JavaScript commands within the console window.

 

Advanced Lessons

Advanced Web Design With Bootstrap (40 mins)

Learn how to create more advanced website layouts with the Twitter Bootstrap framework. You will learn how to create multiple rows, columns, cards, alerts and how to make everything responsive. By the end of this lesson, you will feel much more confident with creating professional looking web pages.

Interactive Online Storybook (45 mins)

Learn how to draw graphics on an HTML canvas to make an interactive book. In this lesson you will leverage mostly JavaScript for drawing objects (circles, rectangles, squares, lines) in your page. You will use conditional logic (if, else, if else), functions and function parameters.

 

Catch The Creeper Game (1 hour)

Learn how to place characters on the canvas, program movement for those characters and accumulate points when your good character catches the creeper. You will be using conditional logic, loops, arrays and objects. You will also create a scoreboard that will keep score for your different actions.

2D Breakout Game (1 hour)

Leverage HTML canvas to draw the game bricks, balls and bats. Then switch these out with image graphics to make it look nicer. Program mouse movements, calculate and display a score and program lose game logic. This is a longer lesson to challenge your skills with what you already learned along with introducing new concepts.

 

  • Either a Mac, Windows Laptop, Desktop PC or Chromebook with solid Internet connection.
  • Internet browser installed such as Chrome
  • Should be comfortable typing.
  • Best for ages 10 to 16 but can be used by younger students depending on typing skills.

Hi, My name is Misty Lackie and I am one of the creators of CodeDigs. I have been developing software for over 15 years and love helping kids discover an early interest in technology.

I have a 15-year-old son Nathan who early on became obsessed with technology and computers. At the age of 8, he starting hacking away at Minecraft and programming his own mods. At the age of 11, he started tinkering with the Raspberry Pi and created a solar powered plant watering system for his 6th grade science project. His most recent endeavor is programming mini Geometry assignments based on his Matheia lessons.

Coming from a longstanding background in software development and upon seeing the creativity that technology gives him, I wanted to find a way to turn his obsession into a learning opportunity, and thus the idea for codedigs coding courses for kids was born.

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You can join the fun multiple ways. Use our online platform and go through tutorials at your own pace or join us in one of our in-person workshops. We also provide training to others who want to use the CodeDigs software to run their own workshops.

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