School holidays are almost here! 😄 It’s always fun to start thinking about what we can do during our holidays. Why not combine some fun and tech-learning by participating in some techtivities? 

Starting off with November’s #TechFact, did you know that the term “robot” was first popularised by science fiction in 1920? 🤖

When Czech playwright Karel Čapek had an idea for a play with artificial workers, his brother suggested calling them robots, derived from Czech words robotnik and robota, forced worker and forced labour respectively. (Source)

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Now that we’ve learnt a new titbit, keep scrolling on to discover techtivities that you and your family can indulge in this month! ✨


Can Everyone See My Screen?

Our screens are all we see these days, whether it be for school, work or entertainment. But screens as a canvas? 🤔

“Can Everyone See My Screen?” is an exhibition showcasing artworks which use the screen as portals through which our personal experiences are mediated through technology. Expect to see art installations in the form of interactive arcade machines where you can create your own avatars, live projections of audiences and even a motion sensor-activated tracing system! 🤩

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Details:
When: until 11 December 2022
Where: SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Gallery 2
Price: Free
Learn more here.


Scentopia Self-guided AR Tour

Have some time during the weekend? Try out Scentopia’s self-guided Augmented Reality (AR) tour! It is so intuitive that you just need you and your family, along with a phone and Facebook, to explore whatever you are interested in. 🤳

Smell Sentosa’s coastal rain forest ingredients and learn about Singapore’s floral heritage through this fun tour with over 250 magical AR exhibits to take you to the hidden 4th dimension! You can even stop by at the perfume making area to create your very own scent in the form of perfumes, bath oils, room fragrances, scented candles and more. 🌸

Details:
When: Permanent
Where: 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007
Price: Free
Learn more here.


Pinkfong World Adventure

Pinkfong and Baby Shark needs no introduction to our little ones. Here is finally a place where they can immerse themselves in the world of Pinkfong, Baby Shark and Friends! 🦈

Our tots are sure to enjoy becoming the main stars in a Baby Shark music video at the interactive Baby Shark Wall! 🎶 There’s also various interactive games and massive ball pit for them to complete their day of fun.

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Details:
When: until 2 January 2023
Where: Let’s Play @ Marina Square, #03-208/209
Price: from $28
Learn more here.


End of Year Holiday Coding Camps

End the year with a bang with our End of Year Holiday Coding Camps! Walk in the footsteps of the tech greats with our MIT-inspired, award-winning curriculum. 

🌟 Ages 5-6: Little ones can take their first step into the world of coding by exploring Scratch Junior, adventuring with Photon the robot and tinkering with circuits. 

🌟Ages 7-9: Discover what makes Scratch programming so popular and how it can relate to Robotics, Augmented Reality, Mathematics and Biology! 

🌟Ages 10-12: Create your first app such as a Robot Shooter game, or even a messaging app like Whatsapp. Begin your journey in Python and develop your own Health Advisor. Find out the immense possibilities that the small but powerful Micro:bit device can achieve through sensors and radio communication. Minecraft enthusiasts can also join our popular Minecraft classes, where you will get to automate complex structures such as buildings and pyramids! 

🌟Ages 13-18: Teens are sure to enjoy our fun and challenging Python modules, where they will create various programs such as a Movie Age Checker and Pong game. Advance your programming skills to try out our various electives, such as Data Analytics and Web Apps! 

Sign up here or feel free to drop us an email, call us or WhatsApp us to get in touch.😊

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Details:
When: 21 November to 30 December 2022
Where: Online, Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $401.52

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Have you ever been served by a robot at a restaurant? 🍲😋 At Dignity Kitchen, a local hawker-cum-training centre, this robot 🤖 is controlled by people with disabilities. 

“We decided to turn to technology to create jobs through innovation,” says the founder. You might be familiar with its other projects, such as delivering food on electric wheelchairs 🦼, robot waiting services, and even urban farming. 🌱

Read more about Dignity Kitchen’s use of tech in enabling workers here.


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

(Written by Thinzar)


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Today, we will get to know one of our most passionate and dedicated educators, Tan Yin Xuan!

With a love for working and teaching people, Yin Xuan’s foray into the tech industry to empower and educate her students definitely makes for an interesting story! Find out more about why she brings a unique perspective to her classroom!

Hi Yin Xuan, can you tell us more about yourself and your journey into teaching?

I am a graduate from NUS Sociology and I love to playing games or watch shows. I’m currently hooked onto the Animal Crossing video game and I also like to watch K- Dramas. I’m passionate about working with and teaching people, especially the kids! I participated in a community service project where we were mentors for low-income children back in 2019, and felt very inspired and had a great sense of fulfilment whenever my mentee manages to understand my guidance in her schoolwork. From there, I realized that I would love to teach children in the future!

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Yin Xuan, our cheery and passionate educator!

Interesting! What made you decide to journey into teaching coding?

I was first exposed to coding at Coding Lab, through Scratch, the visual programming language. I was really amazed at the things we can do with a language meant for beginners and children, from simple things like controlling the actions of the sprite, to difficult challenges like making a game with different levels. From then, I learnt to program on other platforms like App Inventor, Thunkable and Python, and discovered the immense possibilities that you can achieve through coding!

It’s really remarkable that you decided to take up the challenge to learn coding. Why do you think it’s important to do so?

I think the logical way of thinking and problem solving behind coding (computational thinking!) is something that we can use in our daily lives! We often encounter problems in our lives that seem extremely difficult to solve, but coding skills help us to solve them. Back in school, I took a module on computational thinking where we had to make use of computational thinking to solve a real-life problem. Only then did I realise the importance of such skills.

What was your experience like picking up coding?

I was quite excited to be learning something new as I knew that coding is something that is very useful. Initially, I was a little apprehensive but I decided to give it a shot since I had the opportunity (along with great resources) to teach and continue to learn about coding!

With a background in Sociology, do you have a unique perspective that you bring to the classroom?

Sociology is a multifaceted discipline that trains us to think critically about social issues and relations. This has allowed me to view teaching and learning as a dual-way relationship, where teachers are not just simply instructing the students, but that the students also play a role.

“I believe that forming good relationships with them will help them to do well in their coding journey!”

That’s amazing! How has your journey been in Coding Lab as an educator been like?

Yin Xuan doing what she does best, teaching with utmost care and attention!

I have been with Coding Lab since 2020 during the circuit breaker, so my first few months of teaching were all online. Initially, it was definitely challenging having to get used to the Zoom functions, and having to make sure that the students can focus while being at home is definitely an issue. That being said, comparing that to physical classes, teaching online has its perks as well, as some of the students, especially the older ones, who may be shyer in physical classes, are more willing to interact online!

That’s really wonderful to hear! What motivates you to keep teaching?

Everyone working here is really friendly and I’ve met many lovely students and parents over the years! The challenge of learning new things is also something I’ve enjoyed. I love seeing the smiles on the students’ faces whenever they manage to apply what they have learned, such as the Scratch students making their own project that they’re proud of, or having the Python students run their hundred lines of code successfully.

Do you have any stories you would like to share from your classroom?

I had a Scratch 1 student who “complained” from the start that coding was so hard as there were many blocks and sprites to code, but at the end of the day, when she successfully made her “I Can Touch and Count!” project (which was split into two lessons), she was so excited to show everyone her project! When I asked her if she could make something like that again, she happily told me “YES, it was fun” and was eventually able to make something that she was proud of in her Hackathon as well.

“Be friendly with them and joke around with them (but at the same time, establish some rules so that they won’t be out of control)!”

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Educator Yin Xuan putting smiles on her student’s faces

Last but not least, is there any advice you would like to pass on to other aspiring educators?

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! I did not expect myself to be teaching years ago, much less teaching coding, something that seemed extremely foreign just a couple of years ago!

Thank you for sharing your journey with us Yin Xuan. We look forward to seeing you inspire and nurture the future generation into becoming future leaders!


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Exams are coming up, or may soon be over for some of us. While working hard, it is important to take a break as well. Why not take a break to have fun and discover the amazing things technology has to offer through some techtivities? 😉

Let’s first learn something new. For October’s #TechFact, did you know that the first computer programmer was Ada Lovelace? In the 1840s, she pioneered her work on the Analytical Engine, which is often regarded as the world’s first computer – setting an example for women in tech ever since. 🤩 (Source)

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


Hello, Changi Precinct Gallery

We know about Changi but do we really know much about it? 🤔 Changi Airport has launched the Hello, Changi Precinct Gallery to raise awareness about the Changi Precinct, which includes areas such as Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris and East Coast Park.

With 7 different zones and the help of interactive technologies and elements, learn more about Changi Precinct, play a digital arcade game, and take photos. You can even stop by at Jewel for a family meal after a time of fun at the Gallery! 😄

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Details:
When: until 23 October 2022
Where: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Departure Hall
Price: Free (fees apply for tours)
Learn more here.


Pixar Putt

Up for a family golf experience that your little ones cannot resist? Enter Pixar Putt, open-air, pop-up mini-golf event featuring stories, characters and icons from our beloved Disney and Pixar films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and more! Open for the first time in Singapore, this mini-golf experience is suitable for all ages and perfect for a day of family fun. 🤩

Watch Robotics in action as you make your shot into the 18 interactive putting holes available at the event and see iconic events like the house in Up floating up, up and away right in front of your eyes! 

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Details:
When: from 26 August 2022
Where: Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands
Price: From $30
Learn more here.


MENTAL: Colours of Well-Being

Did you know 2 out of 3 Singaporeans have indicated moderate to high levels of stress, even among youths? (Source) With so many stressors around us, it is important to take care of our mental health, especially since young!

MENTAL: Colours of Well-Being features 24 interactive exhibits, art projects and large-scale installations. Making use of Robotics and Sensing Technologies, explore mental health and well-being in a fun and engaging way as kids learn how exercise affects our mood through the rainbow wheel, and discover how music changes the growth of microbes and how it relates to our change in mood in mind through a live experiment! 🎶

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Details:
Who: until 26 February 2023
Where: ArtScience Museum Singapore
Price: From $14
Learn more here.


Energy Story

Singapore’s unbearably hot weather, flash floods from heavy rain, and even the recent Clementi landslide are just some examples of more erratic weather due to global warming. It is important for our kids to understand since it is their future that is affected, and Energy Story is the perfect place to start!

A collaboration between Science Centre Singapore, the Energy Market Authority and SP Group, Energy Story is an exhibition that explores energy sources and transformation of energy. Play an “Energy Conservation at Home” game, try out an interactive data visualisation world map, and many more! Divided into 6 multimedia displays, interactives and poster panels, our little ones can learn about using energy in a cleaner, more sustainable way. 🌍

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Details:
When: Permanent
Where: Science Centre Singapore
Price: From $8
Learn more here.


Post-PSLE Holiday Coding Camps

The end of exams is something everyone looks forward to. Why not enjoy the post-PSLE period by discovering the joy of coding? With an award-winning, MIT-inspired curriculum, and passionate educators, your child is sure to have a fun learning experience at our holiday coding camps! 😄

Create your first app such as a Robot Shooter game, or even try to recreate popular apps such as Pokemon Go and Whatsapp! Explore the endless possibilities that a small device like the Micro:bit can have through buttons and circuits. Take up the challenge of our Python modules, where you can create your own Roulette game or Movie Age Tracker. There are various things your child can do at our camps. Available both physically and online, there is definitely a class for everyone! 👍

Sign up here or feel free to drop us an email, call us or WhatsApp us to get in touch.😊

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Details:
When: from 10 October 2022
Where: Online, Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $401.52

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In today’s highly technologised society, our precious seniors often suffer from online scams 🤑 and misinformation ℹ️ due to a lack of digital literacy. 😥 

A local 8-session hybrid course aimed to alleviate this problem by equipping seniors with tech-savvy skills. From TraceTogether tips to the latest TikTok trends 📈, a class of participants aged over 50 learnt useful day-to-day tech mechanisms! 

Read more about this meaningful tech-education initiative here. 📗


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

(Written by Thinzar)


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Education plays a significant role in the lives of children – both as a milestone and as a journey in itself. As Educators at heart ourselves, we understand the challenges that come with each unique learning experience. Therefore, when a student under our tutelage achieves an educational goal, it is our honour to share the celebratory news!

Welcome to another edition of Coding Lab’s Student Features. Today’s precocious guest is 13-year-old Darius Yong, who made us proud by successfully securing a place at the School of Science and Technology (SST) in advance through Direct School Admission (DSA)!

Click to watch the video version of our interview with Darius! 👆

Hi Darius! Congratulations on entering SST through DSA! How do you feel about this achievement?

Thanks for asking, I am definitely excited as I know SST will provide many opportunities to further my interest in coding. At the same time, I am glad that I don’t have to worry about which Secondary School to choose in the Secondary 1 posting.

Meet Darius, who won the Most Innovative Award at the International Coding Showcase 2020!

Tell us how you first got started with coding. What do you like most about it?

When I was about 9, my father bought me a book that taught me how to program in Scratch. I followed the guide and learnt how to program in Scratch. About one and a half years later, I started lessons with Coding Lab in App Inventor and Python. I had lots of fun exploring different programming languages and platforms.

Watch Darius’ award-winning International Coding Showcase project here!

How did you get started with Coding Lab?

I learnt about Coding Lab from my mum, she signed me up for the App Inventor course, which I really enjoyed. After that, I went on for Python courses.

How has Coding Lab’s DSA Preparation Programme made an impact in your coding journey?

Coding has helped me improve my way of thinking and allowed me to be more patient when there were bugs. Coding has also broadened my exposure as I was able to take part in competitions. I have won the Most Innovative Award from the International Coding Showcase 2020 and also placed within the Top 20 winners for the Coding Olympics 2021.

Could you share with us why you think learning to code is so important?

We are definitely living in an era of technology, learning coding is important because it can help us and the community to solve problems in possibly new, creative and efficient ways. It also taught me to be persistent and not give up easily when I hit a snag.

What are the difficulties you faced while learning to code and how did you overcome them?

Meeting bugs is definitely part of a programmer’s journey. To overcome them, I would Google for solutions or look through my class notes.

Darius is an extremely motivated and dedicated learner that always gives his best effort in attempting the questions. He has been progressing well, especially for someone of his age, he has shown a high level of understanding of the Python concepts taught and has applied them well in different areas by creating his own projects.

– Educator Evan

Apart from coding, what else do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m still a kid so I like reading as well as playing all types of games from Minecraft, Mario Kart, Game of Life and also Heart Attack! I also go for TaeKwonDo classes and earned my black belt this year.

Outside of coding, Darius is passionate about martial arts, too!

Do you have any advice for young people like you who want to start coding?

Never give up on your dreams in coding or in anything you wanna do!

What is your favourite coding project so far and why?

Definitely my Math Game. During the first circuit breaker last year in 2020, I combined both my love for Math and coding to create a Math Revision & Game project for my peers. I came up with the problem sums myself and coded the project in Scratch. I presented it to my Math teacher in School and she loved the idea and shared it with all my peers in school.

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Play Darius’ Scratch-based Math Game here! 👆

Who is your favourite Educator? If there is one thing you could say to them, what would it be?

This is really a tough one for me …. I can’t really decide who my favourite tutor is but I want to say “Thank You!” to all the tutors who have taught me at Coding Lab! You are all awesome and I am inspired to be like you!

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All the best at SST, Darius! We know you’ll excel in your new school!

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, Darius! Your Educators are proud of you for all of your achievements – in both coding and academics!

Darius began his coding journey at Coding Lab with P205+P206 – Python Junior, before progressing his way up to S203 – Algorithm. Find your own starting point here with us by browsing our course catalogue today!

(Written by Lixin, Edited by Thinzar)


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Once again, school holidays are approaching this September, but no worries! We have you covered with techtivities that would spark your child’s interest in technology while they enjoy themselves! 😄

Let’s start off with September’s #TechFact. Did you know that an Non-Fungible Token (NFT) made by artist Pak smashed the record price for cryptographic art in 2021? 🖼️ At USD $91.8 million, the art piece “The Merge” became the highest-valued art piece sold by a living artist, and still remains so until today, as of August 2022! (Source)

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Now that we have learnt a new titbit, let’s get down to business and discover techtivities that you and your family can indulge in this month! ✨


ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure Park

If your little ones are fans of dinosaurs, this one is for you! Home to massive animatronic dinosaurs, get to see various “live” dinosaurs wriggling and squawking through the power of robotics. 🤖

With the help of Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive technologies, try various dinosaur-themed attractions such as the VR shooting game, interactive ball-pit, and many more! Your family is sure to have a blast with activities suitable for everyone. 😊

Details:
When: until 25 September 2022
Where: Let’s Play @ Marina Square, #03-208/209
Price: From $25
Learn more here.


We Live in an Ocean of Air

Get to experience how we interact and depend on the natural world around us at the exhibition “We Live in an Ocean of Air”! This multi-sensory immersive installation is created by Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), one of the world’s leading experiential art collectives. 

With the help of Virtual Reality technology (VR) and sensors, be transported across the globe to Sequoia National Park, California. Interact with the space around you and view the artwork that is produced from the results of your breath sensors and heart monitors! 🤩

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Details:
When: until 2 October 2022
Where: ArtScience Museum, VR Gallery, Level 4
Price: From $12
Learn more here.


Brookie Kids

See how technology and learning come together with Brookie Kids! An initiative by local mums, Brookie Kids aim to make speaking and learning Mandarin easier and more enjoyable through QR technology and interactive content. With partners all over Singapore, there are various activities at each location which can be accessed with just your phone! 📱

Scan the QR codes at various locations in store and your little ones can have fun learning Mandarin while you grab a snack and a drink to relax. ☕ You can also get a free Home Starter Pack to experience fun and learning from the comfort of your home! 🏡

Details:
Who: Ages 2-6
Where: Various locations (please read more here)
Price: Free
Learn more here.


A Minion’s Perspective Experience

Minions are sure popular this year! A Minion’s Perspective Experience is an international touring pop-up exhibition and has stopped over at Sentosa starting from September. 🤩

With 8 themed zones in total, get to see interactive technologies and fun interact through various games and activities such as the Immersive Goggles, the Digital Coloring Wall, Build A Minion game, Banana Mania game, and many more! Take a trip down this upcoming September holidays and your family will definitely experience a time of fun and laughter 😊

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Details:
When: 3 September 2022 to 2 January 2023
Where: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Price: From $18
Learn more here.


September Weekly and Holiday Camps

Make it a fun and educational school holiday for your child through our September holiday coding classes! Coding Lab’s MIT-inspired, award-winning curriculum is thoughtfully designed and curated for Ages 5 to 18, and we aim to instill a passion in coding in every student.👩‍💻

No problem if your child is already fully booked this September holidays, as we also have our weekly coding classes! To cater to everyone, we have both online and physical classes for you to choose from!  Sign up here or feel free to drop us an email, call us or WhatsApp us to get in touch.😊

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Details:
When: 5 to 9 September (for holiday classes)
Where: Online, Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $401.52

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In today’s highly technologised society, seniors often suffer from online scams 🤑 and misinformation ℹ️ due to a lack of digital literacy. 😥 

A local 8-session hybrid course aimed to alleviate this problem by equipping seniors with tech-savvy skills. From TraceTogether tips to the latest TikTok trends 📈, a class of participants aged over 50 learnt useful day-to-day tech mechanisms! 

Read more about this meaningful tech-education initiative here. 📗


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

(Written by Thinzar and Edited by Cheryl)


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With a new month comes new and exciting activities! There is no reason why we should not have some fun while learning new things. 😄

Starting off with August’s #TechFact, did you know that TikTok was crowned the most popular site on the Internet in 2021? Launched in 2016, it rapidly gained popularity, so much so that more netizens accessed the short-video platform than competitor giants like Google, Facebook and YouTube on most days last year!📱(Source)

We have also hopped onto the TikTok train! 🤩 Check us out here.

Now that we’ve warmed up, let’s dive into the techtivities that you and your family can try this month! ✨


Hello My Dino @ HeadRock VR

HeadRock VR’s Hello! My Dino is a dinosaur-themed, multi-media playground at Sentosa. Combining analogue and digital technology through Virtual Reality (VR), this futuristic play area includes 4 playing sections where kids can make their own dinosaur come to life, ‘digitally’ fish for baby dinosaurs, rescue baby dinosaurs trapped in bubbles, and jump over the dinosaur hill on a bouncy castle! Your little ones will definitely enjoy themselves while experiencing new technologies!

HeadRock VR also has other thrilling, VR activities for our older ones, making this perfect place for the entire family! 😄

Details:
Who: 3-9 years old (for Hello! My Dino Zone only)
When: Permanent
Where: 80 Siloso Road, Southside Block B, #01-03, Singapore 098969
Price: from $4
Learn more here.


E3 – E-mmersive Experiential Environments

E3 is an exhibition created by Northern Light and DigiMagic Communications. This exhibition showcase how various Virtual Reality (VR) technologies can help us immerse ourselves in different environments!

With DigiMagic winning the Platinum Award in the AVA Digital Awards (an international competition that recognises excellence in digital communication) in the category of Interactive Media for their work on this exhibition, E3 is sure to capture everyone’s interest. With devices such as simulators and VR headsets, prepare to be transported to various cities around the world, go under the sea, into the forest, out into the universe, and even inside our brains! 🌍

Details:
When: Permanent
Where: Science Centre Singapore, Hall C
Price: from $8
Learn more here.
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Story of the Forest

Humid weather in Singapore may hinder us from exploring nature outside, but no worries because the Story of the Forest has you covered! An interactive digital art installation by teamLab, the Story of the Forest features various animals as well as flora and fauna in the Malay Peninsula.🌸

Get to be a part of nature as the environment and wildlife react to your presence! Experience life in the forest as it mimics real-life weather conditions. Watch as the trees part and give way to the ground as you move. Curious animals may even follow you around! This installation is programmed to be as close to reality as possible, where even the rarity of wildlife is taken into account. Why not try to spot some of these less common animals while you are there? Immerse yourself in nature while in the comfort of the indoors with the help of technology! 🌳

With Story of the Forest reopening after 29 July, now is the perfect time to check it out! 😍

Details:
When: Permanent (reopening after 29 July)
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Price: Free
Learn more here.


Singapore City Gallery

How did Singapore grow from a port city to a first-world city-state in just a few decades? Stop by the Singapore City Gallery this National Day to discover the plans behind Singapore’s transformation! 🏙️

This gallery features 10 thematic areas, with more than 50 audiovisual and interactive exhibits! Ranging from an interactive LED floor that reacts to visitors’ movements and touch-sensitive walls, to role-playing games with interactive multi-layered projection allowing visitors to take part in Singapore’s planning – experience how Singapore has become the way it is today through these various technologies. 😄

Details:
When: Permanent
Where: Singapore City Gallery, URA Centre
Price: Free
Learn more here.


2-Hour National Day Coding Workshops

With National Day around the corner, why not let your child experience the joy of coding with our 2-hour coding workshops? 👩‍🏫 No prior experience is needed and you can always bring along a friend to join in the fun! 🤗

  • It’s never too early to start coding! Our young ones will learn concepts like loops and sequencing as they create their very own digital card with hand-drawn fireworks and the National Flag to celebrate Singapore’s National Day together. (Ages 5-6) 🥳 
  • Get to know why Scratch is so popular through this workshop, where students will get to create their own fireworks and make them explode where they click through the use of clones and costumes! (Ages 7-9) 🎆
  • Ever wondered how your NRIC digits are derived? Interested in Python? Familiarise yourself with conditionals and lists as you learn to create an NRIC Checker and validate your NRIC! (Ages 13-18) 👩‍💻

No worries if you are not available then, as our regular classes are still available! 😄 ⁣Feel free to drop us an emailcall us or WhatsApp us to get in touch!

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Details:
When: 30 July, 6 August
Where: Bukit Timah (KAP Mall)
Price: From $65

Sign up for your Coding Lab class now!


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An AI-powered technology which enables robots to handle tiny objects with precision comparable to humans has hit the industrial market. 📈

Using a three-pronged skillset of vision, robot motion planning, and force control, this technology allows robots to achieve both high accuracy and agility in their tasks. 🤖 It is currently slated for implementation in the electronics and automotive industries. 🏍️

Learn more about this novel technology here.


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

(Written by Thinzar)


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Meet Aarhan, our confident and articulate coder and Secondary One student currently studying in his dream school, St Joseph’s Institution (SJI), which he entered through Direct School Admission (DSA) with Coding. He was also previously awarded Merit Award in our International Coding Showcase 2020. Let’s hear what Aarhan has to say about his DSA experience and coding journey thus far!

Watch the video version of Aarhan’s interview here.

Hi Aarhan, Congratulations on entering SJI through DSA! How do you feel about this achievement?

I feel on top of the world, and I feel that all my hard work has paid off!

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Aarhan is a budding programmer who aspires to be a nanoscientist and doctor that helps others with technology.

“Coding gives wings to my imagination and creativity. … But what I love the most is the fact that one can manipulate the code to do whatever they want, and the only limit is your creativity.”

Tell us how you first got started with coding!

I was in Primary 3 when I had my first encounter with Coding. One day in school, there was a robotics showcase, and I thought “This looks fun!”, which spurred me to try coding. It turned out to be fun, and I found my passion for it! I first learnt Scratch and mBot in school, and so far I’ve picked up Micro:bit, Python, App Inventor, and am still in the process of learning Javascript and so much more.

What do you like most about coding?

Coding gives wings to my imagination and creativity. It helps me actualise the blueprint of my ideas on the screen, and I pick up my innovations from the things I use or see in my daily life!

While it is really hard, it is really fun and it allows me to explore new possibilities in the digital world. But what I love the most is the fact that one can manipulate the code to do whatever they want, and the only limit is your creativity.

Catch 11-year-old Aarhan enthusing about coding and his future aspirations in an earlier interview video.

How did you benefit from the programmes at Coding Lab?

The coding programmes at Coding Lab equipped me with the knowledge of various coding languages, block interfaces and a deeper understanding of how to manipulate codes to fit into my projects. The classes helped me to perfect all these skills.

I can’t thank my teachers enough for being approachable, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and creative at the same time. My ideas were constantly discussed in the sessions, which she elicited from me without spoon-feeding. She helped to boost my confidence and creativity to a whole new level.

What I liked most about my lessons were the teachers as they were always encouraging us to ask questions. Thanks to Coding Lab, I have learnt 3 languages, Python, App Inventor and Java, and my learning experiences have further fuelled my passion for coding.

“Aarhan has always displayed a good understanding of the lessons and takes an active role in discussions. He explains his codes well, which demonstrates a clear thought process, and is one of the important criteria in being a programmer!”
– Educator Rachel

Check out Aarhan’s Obstacle Game that he coded and presented in our ICS 2020, which earned him a Merit Award!

What are the difficulties you faced while learning to code and how did you overcome them?

There were many times when I had a certain idea in my head, but to apply that, the code wouldn’t fit or a minor improvisation was needed. I realised then that having a mature guidance – even in the simplest project – would take me to my desired result.

What is your favourite project and why?

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A snippet of the light show in Aarhan’s Kites project on Micro:bit.

The last and most recent project that I worked on is titled Kites, coded using Micro:bit. I was inspired to make it based on an international kite festival called Uttrayan that takes place every year in India. The kites fly up in the sky, and the goal is to cut the other person’s kite. Since I have not been able to visit India for 2 years now, I replicated it and created this game to be able to play it.

There are two kites marked by red lights – the player’s and the opponent’s kite. The player’s kite has ten lives and its light blinks while the opponent’s kite light is steady.

When I coded this game, I used the game components for the first time and initially had difficulties with the lives and scores. After a lot of trial and error, perseverance and rearrangement of the code blocks, I was finally able to come to an end product that I was satisfied with!

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Catch the video version of Aarhan’s interview at our Parkway Parade campus here.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a scientist when I grow up, like a nanoscientist, to control everything through nanochips. And then after that, I’m going to become a doctor and use my little microchips to help detect and diagnose diseases in patients.

What advice would you give to young coders like yourself?

Just go ahead. The path may look a little rocky, but trust me, it leads to a whole new world of imagination and wonder. So, don’t give up and keep marching ahead!


Thank you for sharing your programming journey with us, Aarhan! 😃 We are so proud to see you grow from the confident 11-year-old App Inventor student to getting into your dream school at St Joseph’s Institution. We hope that your story inspires many other young coders like yourself to pick up programming, explore the vast world of possibilities, and harness the skill to change the world for the better! 🌏

Aarhan Saluja has been attending classes at Coding Lab since May 2020 – from App Inventor 1 and 2, advancing to Python Junior 1 and 2, and now progressing through our Advanced Computer Scientists programme. He was also in the Portfolio Preparation programme for DSA. Aarhan, who turns 13 this year, won the Merit Award in our annual International Coding Showcase 2020.

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 4 to 18 – check out our courses to begin your own coding journey today!

(Written by Zulaikha and Oliver, Edited by Cheryl)


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June holidays may be over, or your Summer holidays may have just begun, but we can all enjoy ourselves with some family time at these fun techtivities in July! 

For July’s #TechFact, did you know that computers that run on water exist? In 1936, Russian engineer Vladimir Lukyanov built the Water Integrator. At the time, it was a revolutionary invention the size of a closet – and the only one that could solve partial differential equations! 

Fitted with various pipes and pumps, it was used for a wide range of applications. It only became obsolete around 50 years later, when smaller and high-speed digital computers were developed. (Source)

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With that, let us introduce you to the techtivities that you and your family can indulge in this month! ✨


DinoQuest World Adventure

Meet dinosaurs of old from Australia at Suntec City! With the help of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, immerse yourself in interactive displays and exhibits as well as view the multimedia projection show in 5 thematic zones.

Learn more about these extinct creatures through experiential media such as animatronics, holograms and hands-on activities! ✨ Take a look at various fossils, and you can also look forward to personalising your very own dinosaur by identifying fossils correctly.

Details:
When: Until 31 August 2022
Where: Suntec City, North Atrium
Price: $22
Learn more here.


Smart Nation Playscape

Featuring various technologies behind Singapore’s Smart Nation journey, Smart Nation Playscape is an exhibition developed through the collaboration of the Smart Nation and Digital Development Group and Science Centre Singapore! 

With 8 different zones, each zone allows anyone of all ages to easily understand how these technologies work. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Robotics are just some of these technologies. Scramble a Rubik’s Cube for a robot to solve, doodle and see how fast the computer recognises it, and many more! Such interactive elements are available at every zone and are sure to capture the attention of your child and make the trip an enjoyable experience! 🤩 

Did you know that your child can learn to create such technologies at Coding Lab as well? Take a look at our Young Computer Scientists courses here

Details:
Who: 13 years old and above
When: Permanent
Where: Science Centre Singapore, Hall F
Price: from $8
Learn more here.


Mythology RElooked

Mythology RElooked is one of the exhibitions under the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s Cultural Extravaganza. With more than 20 art installations and works by local artists, this is the place to go when you want to learn more about Chinese mythology! 

Through technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and digital reactive media, get your phones ready so that you can immerse yourself in the stories in unique and exciting ways!📱 Get your little ones excited to experience how new technologies and art can come together so wonderfully.

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Details:
When: Until 31 July 2022
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1
Price: Free
Learn more here.


OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives, 1970s – 2000s

Step into this immersive showcase to educate your little ones (and reminisce!) about the times when typewriters, pagers, payphones and other older iconic technology played an integral role in lives. You can share about the times when you paged 07734 (upside down, this spells hello) or 143 (stands for I Love You) and how these technologies have evolved into what we know today. You’ll even get a handy Digital Companion to accompany your showcase experience as you play unique games and stand to win prizes.

From a retro office to old school coffee shop and a charming living room, there are many nostalgic sets for you to journey into to take photos and explore. Afterhours, gather your friends and make An Escape Through Time as these sets turn into an exclusive in-gallery escape room game!

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Details:
When: Until 30 Oct 2022, 10am-7pm
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level
Price: Free
($15 per person for An Escape Through Time)
Learn more here.


Weekly July Classes and International Summer Camps 2022

Coding Lab offers an MIT-inspired and award-winning curriculum that is sure to ignite your children’s passion for coding! With classes from age 5-18 and an option to attend either physically or online, everyone will get a chance to experience the joy of coding – and we’ve got lots of Hardware-Based Learning in store for your little ones to explore this term. 🤩

Do you prefer weekly classes or are your children up for 2-day, 3-day or 5-day summer camps during the international school holidays? We’ve got them all! Sign up here or feel free to drop us an email, call us or WhatsApp us to get in touch.

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Details:
When: Until 12 August
Where: Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall) and Online
Price: From $401.52

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The cockroach… an unlikely saviour? 🦸🏾 Harnessing its natural ability to stealthily infiltrate the tiniest of gaps, researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have given the Madagascar hissing cockroach a cyborg upgrade. 🦾

Deployed in high-risk disaster areas, these microchipped cockroaches are equipped with a human-detection algorithm that boasts up to 87% accuracy, and can be traced by their human partners from a safe distance. ⛑️
Read more about heroic cyborg cockroaches 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!

(Written by Thinzar and Edited by Cheryl)


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Hooray, June School Holidays are coming! What are you up to this month? Looking for exciting things you can do in our little red dot? We’ve got you! Here are plenty of fun and educational techtivities that you can plan and visit this month.

For June’s #TechFact, did you know that an AI completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony? It made its premiere in 2021 – nearly 2 centuries after the composer’s death!

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


The World of Nickelodeon

Singapore’s first-ever Nickelodeon-themed entertainment centre is sure to be a hit with your child, who will finally get a chance to meet their favourite characters! Look forward to a variety of immersive games set in famous cartoon locations. Watch Paw Patrol, Bikini Bottom and more come alive through interactive screens, extra fun with games, bumper cars, climbing walls, bouncy castles and more – all made possible with technology.

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Details:
When: Until 19 June 2022
Where: Marina Square
Price: From $32
Learn more here.


i Light Singapore

Asia’s leading sustainable light festival, i Light, is back in Singapore after a two-year hiatus! Immerse yourself and your family in various art installations and programmes. Get excited to view interactive artworks displayed using projection mapping, which helps digital artworks come to life! Did you know that this is also one of the technologies that fall under augmented reality? (Psst! Our students ages 7 to 9 learn all about augmented reality and code their very own games with it. Find out more here.)

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Details:
When: 3 – 26 June 2022
Where: Marina Bay
Price: Free
(*charges may apply for certain programmes)
Learn more here.


Let’s Play @ D’Marquee

A pop-up inflatable playground with both indoor and outdoor areas is coming our way! Suitable for the young and the young-at-heart, the various activities are for all ages. Bounce around and fight it out in a gladiator ball or through virtual reality, journey on dinosaur rides and transform into a king kong robot, interact with tech and make great memories for the family!

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Details:
When: Until 9 August 2022
Where: Downtown East, D’Marquee
Price: From $28
Learn more here.


Gardens by the Bay and Jumptopia: Wonder Garden

This holiday, Kiztopia is bringing their inflatable playgrounds to Gardens by the Bay. With 8 unique garden-themed play concepts, the indoor garden playscape is the perfect escapade from the heat and humidity! It’s also another great reason to bring the family on an outing to Gardens by the Bay – full of learning opportunities for the little ones to know more about the architectural marvel, amazing technology and futuristic green space in our city.

Our recommendation? Go on the Best of Both Worlds itinerary that covers the best of the indoors and outdoors – with tidbits about the tech that makes this megastructure possible – and ends with the popular (and free!) Garden Rhapsody light-and-sound show.

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Details of Jumptopia:
When: Until 3 July 2022
Where: Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Pavilion
Price: From $16.20
Learn more here.


June Holiday Coding Camps 2022

Make it a fun and educational school holiday for your children (and give them a headstart in school!) as they learn what’s behind their favourite games – and create their very own ones! Coding Lab’s award-winning coding curriculum for Ages 5 to 18 is thoughtfully designed and curated. The MIT-inspired coding courses seek to instil a passion for coding in every student as they learn to code in a hands-on and fun-filled way.

Bonus! Join in the special Minecraft course debuting this holiday, which teaches advanced coding to create structures such as The Great Pyramids in a click on the popular gaming platform. Whether they are a new adventurer stepping into the world of Minecraft or seasoned and battle-hardened veterans of the game, students will benefit greatly from this course. Sign your child up today! 🖱️

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Details:
When: 30 May – 24 June
Where: Parkway Parade, Bukit Timah (KAP Mall), Seletar Mall, United Square and Online
Price: From $401.52
Sign up here.

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Ever wanted your daily cup of coffee to be served with a side of cutting-edge technology? 

In this month’s Tech News, meet Ella. You may recognise this robot barista, but did you know that it was created by Singaporean start-up Crown Digital? Ella is a robot barista which can brew up to 200 cups per hour and is currently hard at work at the Tokyo and Yokohama railway stations in Japan. 🗾

Future plans for Ella to be deployed at 30 MRT stations in our sunny Singapore are in the works! 🇸🇬 Read more here.


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

(Written by Thinzar and Edited by Cheryl)


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For today’s student feature, we’ve invited two curious coders. Meet Isaac (aged 11) and Alicia Khong (aged 9), who won the Social Impact Award and People’s Choice Award respectively during the International Coding Showcase 2020, and also Judges’ Choice (Most Innovative) and Judges’ Choice (Best Design) respectively during the International Coding Showcase 2021! These clever and articulate siblings began their coding journey one after another, here at Coding Lab. Don’t miss this first-ever double-bill student feature!

Watch the video version of the Khong siblings’ interview here.

Tell us how you first got started with coding. What do you like most about it?

Isaac: When I was young, I often saw my father using the computer in his room. I was curious about what he was doing and asked him. When I found out that he was coding, I asked if I could start it as I was always fascinated by the computer.

I got my first Windows computer when I was in Primary One, and I started learning basic Scratch on my own with a book that my father had bought me. I was fascinated that you could do so many different things with the computer and I wanted to do more. My favourite part about coding is that you can ask the computer to do whatever you want to get a result.

Alicia: My brother started coding, and I felt that it would be interesting, so I followed him and started coding too. I like how it works – if you type something, and if the code is right, then something happens.

Meet the Khong siblings – Alicia (aged 10) and Isaac (aged 12)!

It’s awesome to hear that you were both inspired by family members! How did you decide to begin your coding journey with Coding Lab?

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Alicia started coding at the age of 7 and gets inspiration for her latest coding projects from her family.

Isaac: I was researching about coding schools when I found Coding Lab. Although I looked through many schools, Coding Lab caught my attention as it offered a huge variety of programming languages and had a structured curriculum.

Alicia: I saw my brother going to Coding Lab, and he said it was fun, so I tried Coding Lab.

How has coding made a difference in your life since?

Isaac: I have been coding almost every day and I have started to learn how computers work. Additionally, I have also started to teach coding to my sister. So instead of being just a user of technology, I have learned how to create new technology.

Alicia: It helps me develop a new interest, I can use my free time to make a new animation or platformer on Scratch.

Could you share with us why you think learning to code is so important?

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Isaac is passionate about harnessing tech to better our future – as can be seen from the projects that he codes!

Alicia: I believe learning to code can help me to organise my thinking.

Isaac: I think coding is important as the world is continuously moving and changing to a more urbanised and high-tech world. In the future, many things would be controlled with computers and computer chips. Learning to code allows me to create technology to contribute to society next time.

What are the difficulties you faced while learning to code and how did you overcome them?

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Aside from coding, Alicia is passionate about reading and writing, with a journal collection of her very own stories.

Alicia: While I was learning Scratch, I sometimes had difficulties trying to think of new and interesting project ideas, so I would ask my family members what animations they want to see.

Isaac: Some of the challenges I have faced are syntax errors, methods and functions. When I face these issues, I try my best to look for solutions and voice out for help when needed.

Do you have any advice for young people like you who are beginning their coding journey?

Alicia: When you start to learn coding, it may be quite difficult and challenging, but if you keep trying and learning, you will succeed. You will then have a new way of creating your own projects and ideas.

“Alicia is a studious and brilliant learner who is able to adapt to new areas of knowledge swiftly and effectively. Her ability to do this led to her picking up advanced Scratch skills and even the intricacies of the Micro:Bit hardware in no time. She is always able to understand the concepts taught in class, and is a helpful girl who takes part in class discussions to promote the learning of fellow classmates.”
Educator Hovan

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Isaac is an avid coder and FIFA fanatic (this screenshot shows a snippet of his impressive FIFA Python program!) who enjoys reading books and watching documentaries in his free time.

Isaac: I would encourage young people to learn coding as technology is forming the future like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. Start by learning simple programming with blocks and Graphical User Interface (GUI). Some websites and tools you can use to begin your coding journey include Scratch, Lego Mindstorms or Micro:Bit. This enables you to have a strong foundation in coding. You can then continue with App Inventor and Python to enhance your skills. This way, you can learn coding more productively just like how I progressed through the Coding Lab syllabus.

“Isaac is a very responsible and independent student who has shown great understanding in programming. He displays great interest in programming and is very attentive to detail. With a strong and stable foundation in coding, Isaac displays self discipline and great concentration. He shows great enthusiasm towards learning and on many occasions, I have seen him attempting the challenges before the rest and he is helpful and willing to share his knowledge with his classmates.”
Educator Edmund

Click to watch Alicia’s International Coding Showcase 2020’s Scratch project, “Catch the Balloon”, which won her the People’s Choice Award!

View Isaac’s entrepreneurial budgeting Python project (which draws graphs for you) that he submitted for the International Coding Showcase 2020 here!

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, Alicia and Isaac. Hearing about your growing passion for coding certainly warms our Educators’ hearts – and our readers’ too!

Until next time – we look forward to your future achievements, Isaac and Alicia!

The Khong siblings’ coding journey is an example of how childhood interest, when nurtured, can blossom into a useful new skill. Through the shared learning experience of coding, their bond has become stronger than ever!

Isaac Khong began his journey at Coding Lab with our App Inventor and Python Junior courses in 2020 – and is now progressing through our S200 Advanced Electives (for ages 13 to 18). Isaac, who turns 12 this year, won the Social Impact Award in our International Coding Showcase 2020 and Judges’ Choice (Most Innovative) in our International Coding Showcase 2021.

Alicia Khong’s first coding class was Scratch One in August 2020, and she got to hone her coding capabilities in our Young Computer Scientists. She’s now delving into App Inventor! Alicia, who turns 10 this year, won the People’s Choice Award in our International Coding Showcase 2020 and Judges’ Choice (Best Design) in our International Coding Showcase 2021.

Note: We interviewed Isaac and Alicia last year, when they were 11 and 9 years old in 2021.

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!

(Written by Zulaikha and Lixin)


Best-in-class Curriculum for Coding

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