We are excited to introduce MIT App Inventor to the curriculum at Launch Code After School! With this new curriculum your child will learn how to build and develop fully functional Android apps that can be published on the app store. Having such skill can help your child build a foundation for confidence in today’s technologically advanced world! Your child will learn programming skills as well as the fundamentals of data and security that lay the foundation for acquiring advanced, full stack developer skills.
Once approved, you will be able to execute a franchise agreement package with all the documents necessary for you to complete and return to us. After we receive your completed documents and your initial franchise fee, you will be awarded a Code Galaxy Kids Coding Franchise. Training follows. Your future begins.
From design to testing, our students will learn the basics of mobile app building and then some! Just to list a few, your kids will learn how to…
Create their own functioning app with interactive features to use on an Android phone.
Create interactive games, and learn about databases and data security
Make a pet-sitter app, with several interactive screens and elements that keep score and track your progress.
Create an app that can read and write data to a real database!
Aside from development, the new curriculum teaches students to be aware of the role that data plays in their lives, and how to keep important data and information safe. They will learn about databases and security, while gaining experience using data management skills that real app developers use! With emphasis in cyber safety and security, we discuss how to prevent hacking attacks by explaining the reasons for protections such as password requirements, two-factor authentication and encryption. By the end of the program, our students will not only be able to create their own app, but will also be able to protect their creations and themselves.
MIT App Inventor lessons are available now for current weekly students, with a 2019 coding summer camp focusing on the subject available for booking today!
Today kicks off Computer Science Education Week! Held every December in honor of the computer science pioneer Admiral Grace Hopper, this global grassroots movement is designed to raise awareness and encourage computer science education.
Join us for an invite only day of fun and learning at our company headquarters in Austin, TX. You will meet key executives at Code Galaxy and get an inside glimpse of our education program, marketing and business systems. You will be given a hands-on tour of a Code Galaxy Coding With Kids Franchise and meet with a Code Galaxy Center director.
Every Computer Science Education Week, Code.org organizes the Hour of Code™ to get kids around the world coding for at least 1 hour during the week, a mission close to our hearts at Launch. To make the most of the week and take advantage of the Hour of Code™ movement, we’ve collected compiled you need to know in one place!
1. Use free resources to spend an hour learning to code with your child
The Hour of Code™ is a great way for a child to dip their toes into coding. Browse Code.org’s free coding activities here to choose one to work through with your child.
Want to get more involved with your child education? Some schools need volunteers to help with activities! Check the map of schools who have registered to participate with at least an hour of kids coding languages to see if your child’s school is represented.
2. Host your own Hour
Lots of resources are available for educators, but if you didn’t see your child’s school listed, consider volunteering to help organize an hour of coding at the school, or at your local church or community organization. Here is a guide on how to get started as a parent. It’s as easy as coding in HTML! (After your hour of coding of course.)
3. Launch offers free hour-long classes for first-time coders
In the Austin area? Come by Launch this week to take advantage of our free coding sessions! Our teachers are geared up for the Hour of Code with Chromebooks, unique coding programs and intimate instruction for each student. Being built on the “flipped” classroom model that HOC is designed for, Launch allows students to progress at their own pace, with experienced teachers available to help at every step.
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