This July, spend a weekend or a Public Holiday exploring Sentosa’s Air Combat VR Experience or head down to the Garden’s by the Bay to find our more about our planet’s endangered species. Combine fun and learning as you get to see amazing technology in action!

Starting off with a #TechFact, did you know that Norman Bel Geddes designed the first self-driving car in 1939? With further research, General Motors made the concept of autonomous vehicles a reality in 1958! (Source)

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Now that we’re all set, keep scrolling on to discover techtivities that you and your family can indulge in this month! ✨

Air Combat @ Sentosa

Have you heard about the latest addition to the Central Beach Bazaar? Air Combat is the new, unique VR experience at Sentosa. Perfect for our budding techies who are also interested in fighter jets, drop by Air Combat for a thrilling adventure and enjoy the rest of the day at the day-to-night carnival beach with various attractions! ✈️

What tech is here? 🤔
🧑‍💻 Become a pilot as you direct the aircraft and soar through various realistic landscapes powered by Virtual Reality! ‍✈️
🧑‍💻 Immerse your senses in the aerial battles and experience how air troops fight against enemy aircrafts! 😲



When: Permanent
Where: Beach Station, Sentosa
Price: from $15
Learn more here.

Love The Last March @ Gardens By The Bay

Did you know there are over 1,300 endangered species around the world? To highlight the rate of extinction, Artists Gillie and Marc have created the world’s largest public sculpture, consisting of 45 of the world’s endangered species – on display right now at Gardens by the Bay! Our young computer scientists will gain an educational scientific experience as they learn more about our beautiful planet through this lovely experience at our world famous garden.

What tech is here? 🤔
🧑‍💻 Not just a normal static sculpture, interact with the sculpture by scanning the QR codes to learn more about various endangered species around the world! 📱
🧑‍💻 Bring the animals to life as they become 3D animations on your phone! 🦍


When: until 18 May 2024
Where: Gardens By The Bay
Price: Free
Learn more here.

Sensory Odyssey: Into the Heart of Our Living World

Want to explore or revisit the lush vibrance of nature from your last holiday? Sensory Odyssey, ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition, will fully immerse you as part of the natural world, from the African Savannahs to Mauritius!

What tech is here? 🤔
🧑‍💻 Move through 7 various landscapes powered with floor-to-ceiling 360-degree projection screens and become a part of nature as view the flora and fauna! 🌸
🧑‍💻 Immerse your senses as you catch distinct sounds and scents for each location at the installations, with the help of digital scent technology! ☺️


When: until 29 October 2023
Where: ArtScience Museum
Price: from $17
Learn more here.

Term 3 Weekly Coding Classes + Summer Holiday Coding Camps

If you haven’t heard, we’re bringing our award-winning curriculum closer to you with our 2 new campuses at The Learning Lab – United Square and The Seletar Mall, bringing us to a total of 4 locations including our original KAP Mall and Parkway Parade campuses!

For both our local and international students, our MIT-inspired curriculum will be offered at both campuses through our weekly classes and holiday camps, all taught by our experienced educators and for all experience levels.

What tech is here?

Ages 7-9: Create their very first platformer game with different difficulty levels, or dive into the AI and machine learning where they’ll get to train their computers to read data collected – There’s tons to do on the visual programming platform, Scratch!

Ages 10-12: We all know our students love their RPG games and engaging quizzes, how about continuing their coding journey with us and challenge themselves to create their own this holiday? Through programming platforms such as App Inventor and Python, code their very first game or quiz and share it with their friends in class!

Ages 13-18: Our well-loved Python foundational coding courses will let our teens explore real-world applications of code and understand how they can apply their Python knowledge with what they’ve learnt in school! ️ ‍

Take your pick, because whatever your choice is, we’re sure your child will have loads of fun in our classes!

With so many locations and schedules, there’s definitely a class suitable for everyone! Sign up here or feel free to drop us an email, call us or WhatsApp us to get in touch.

Psst! You can apply the discount code ‘CODEHANGOUT’ to get *12% discount when signing up in a group of 3 or more! Slots are running out quickly so secure a timeslot of your choice for your child today!
*When stacked with Early Bird Discount

When: From 1 July 2023
Where: Online, Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $401.52

Sign up for your Coding Lab class now!

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Did you know that it is possible to translate the Hokkien language? Meta has developed an artificial intelligence system that can translate Hokkien to English in no time! The Hokkien language has no standardized written form, which makes it difficult to translate. Moreover, the falling number of speakers makes it even more challenging to preserve. With Meta’s new AI tools, we are now one step closer to preserving the Hokkien language!

Learn more about how Meta’s Hokkien to English translation AI works here! ✍️

If you haven’t seen our previous techtivity recommendations, check out our June #TechtivitiesOfTheMonth, which includes more cool tech-related activities you can do with friends and family!

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Have you ever looked into our Coding Lab classes through our glass doors? It’s a common sight to see our future leaders in technology wide-eyed with wonder during classes, and parents sometimes find themselves intrigued by what goes on in our classes. Our students are immersed in and captivated by our MIT-inspired curriculum, colourful material and learning experiences that the global Coding Lab Team has curated for them. Have you ever wondered why or how?

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Our MIT-inspired coding curriculum taps on the various learning styles to make classes fun and engaging for all ages!

From our Junior Coders Programme for tiny tots ages 5-6 all the way to the Advanced Electives for our teenagers ages 13-18, every lesson is an exciting adventure with our passionate educators that will take our students to the next level of programming! As they have fun exploring and experiencing a wide range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related topics, our students will also experience learning through different styles and ultimately grow to become more adaptable.

What are the different learning styles for students?

Learning styles are the various unique ways that one processes and retains new information and skills. It is more about how students learn rather than what they learn. We have two questions on your opinions of learning styles:

Q1: Do individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred Learning Style?

Q2: Does teaching to a student’s learning style enhance learning?

If you agreed and ticked Yes to both questions – this is the Learning Style Theory myth. We’ll start off with debunking this myth: there is no ONE learning style for each individual that will produce better learning outcomes.

Instead, people usually possess more than one learning style. There may be one or more dominant styles but that may change over time, and each person has their own unique profile. It also may not predict how one would prefer to be taught or the way that they would study on their own. What has shown to have more effective and deeper learning are the process of learning through various styles, having interactions, engagement and a positive and supportive environment.

Have you heard of VARK? It’s the most commonly known model of learning styles developed after many hours of classroom observation. The acronym stands for Visual, Audio, Read/Write and Kinaesthetic (VARK). Find out more about these four main modalities below:

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How exactly do students benefit from different learning styles in class?

In each class, there are various mixed methods for learning being used. From the colourful, visual drag-and-drop Scratch and MIT App Inventor programming languages and watching their codes come alive, to the music they code, and colourful workbook companions for each course, our courses appeal to various learning styles and help each student grow to their fullest potential.

As we expose our students to a diverse range of coding applications and learning styles, this taps on the various learning styles and takes their learning experience to the next level. They become more adaptable as they pickup knowledge with different learning styles. With relevant learning material taught in various engaging and exciting ways, we pique their interest and students better retain the material and skills that they learn in classes.

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Our excited Young Computer Scientists posing with their mBots after class!

Fun Fact! One of our students’ hot favourites includes getting hands-on coding on their laptop screens or phone screens, and especially when they tinker with robotics such as the Photon, mBot and Micro:bit.

Each and every student is different, and there is no one learning style or dominant style that we aim to teach. At Coding Lab, we recognise that people usually possess more than one learning style, so our curriculum and educators give our students the space to explore as many learning styles as possible. This sparks their interest in the learning material, engaging them so that they will become more adaptable, knowledgeable and effective learners in the future!

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Here at Coding Lab, we aim to nurture future leaders in technology and it is always exciting to celebrate our fantastic students’ achievements. Today, we have Tan Zheng Kai, 12, with us, who has done us proud by achieving a Gold Award at the Hwa Chong Infocomm Challenge (HCIC) 2022!

His coding journey began when he was 10 years old, so it is even more amazing to see him progress so much and clinch an award in this highly reputable competition in just 2 years! Let us now hear from Zheng Kai directly about his coding journey.

Coding is an important skillset to have as we are setting foot into a new era. As we enter a new era, technology will increasingly become part of our daily lives. From our phones to electronic smartwatches, coding will be used everywhere, so it will definitely be a skillset that you can benefit a lot from.

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Here is Zheng Kai, an avid sci-fi fan, gamer, and coder!

Hi Zheng Kai, tell us about yourself! What do you like to do in your free time?

During my free time, I indulge myself in many activities. For instance, I love to play video games. Occasionally, I also watch videos related to video games and coding. My favourite genre of books is sci-fiction.

Congratulations on winning the Gold Award at the HCIC! How do you feel about your achievement?

I am thankful for having managed to clinch this award but I feel that I must continue to work hard and try to improve my skills further. There is always room for improvement after all.

How was your HCIC experience? What have you learnt? What was the best part of it?

I feel that the experience was a very educational one as I learnt a lot about robotics. Before that, I was focusing more on python and did not get a lot of practise on it. However, in the process of preparing for the competition, I learnt how to familiarise with this unknown topic and it really widened my horizons!

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Once he got started, there was no looking back! Zheng Kai explored his interest in programming when he was 10 and is now a driven and brilliant coder with competition wins under his belt!

How did you first get started with coding?

I first started with coding when I was 10 years old. It was the December holidays when I came across a coding youtuber. He really inspired me and my dad decided to sign me up for a python crash course. That was the start of my love for coding. After sparking my interest, I then decided to pick up programming as a skill.

What do you like about coding? How has coding made a difference in your life?

There are many different points that I like about coding. For a start, it is a really good way to let your hair down after a day of hectic studying. Furthermore, coding is also an important skillset to have as we are setting foot into a new era.

What are some difficulties that you faced while learning to code and how did you overcome it?

To be honest, the hardest part about programming is the start. Everything seems foreign to you and you do not know what to do and where to start. Thankfully, my tutors were very organised and managed to keep me on the right track.

How did you find your coding lessons?

I really enjoy my lessons! Special thanks to my tutor Teacher Edmund, who was always very supportive and helpful. His extensive knowledge of coding was also very useful in pointing me in the right direction.

Zheng Kai is a responsible student who takes charge of his own learning. He always tries his best to attempt the questions given before seeking help. He has built up a strong and stable foundation in coding which gives him an edge in tackle challenging questions.

– Educator Edmund

Why do you think learning to code is so important?

As we enter a new era, technology will become more ubiquitous in our daily lives. From our phones, to electronic smartwatches, coding will be used everywhere. Hence, this will definitely be a skillset in which you can benefit a lot from.

What are you coding right now? Any exciting future coding projects or dream project that you want to mention?

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Zheng Kai hopes that everyone will not give up on coding just because it may seem difficult. Then, you will be able to make amazing creations that can help society!

Currently, I am trying to program a 2D horror game with my friends but it is still work in progress and I hope to continue it in the future when I get to know more about 3D game developing.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up, I either want to be a computer developer or a programmer as I wish to do something which I enjoy doing while helping the society.

Do you have any advice for young people like you who are learning to code?

My only advice is just to work hard and not give up easily. If you have a good attitude, anything is possible!

Thank you, Zheng Kai, for sharing with us how your coding journey has impacted your life, as well as your words of wisdom for aspiring coders! We hope that Zheng Kai’s story has inspired you to kickstart your child’s interest in coding!

Zheng Kai started off with our App Inventor and Python Junior classes when he was 10 years old, and has advanced to our P21S Advanced Computer Scientists course, where he has shown great progress as of 2022!

Our #CodingLabStudents series features our ambitious students and their ongoing coding journeys – be it the budding coder or advanced Python Pro, we appreciate each and every single one’s efforts as they progress to greater heights. 🌱

Coding Lab offers an award-winning curriculum specially for ages 5 to 18 – check out our courses to begin your own coding journey today!

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(Written by Thinzar)

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