Creative Computing after school program provided by CAML Academy is a yearlong course consisting of 6 units, approximately 6 weeks each. The course was developed around a framework of both computer science content and computational practice. Labs and projects done in class are contextualized to be socially relevant and meaningful for diverse students. Units utilize a variety of tools/platforms, and culminate with final projects around but not limited following topics:
Students will learn the characteristics that make certain tasks easy or difficult for computers, and how these differ from those that humans characteristically find easy or difficult.
Students will become computational thinkers by applying a variety of problem-solving techniques as they create solutions to problems that are situated in a variety of contexts.
Students will learn to plan and code their web pages using a variety of techniques and check their sites for usability and create user-friendly websites.
Students will learn how to program using Scratch, Blockly, and Java, the world most popular object oriented programming language, through making Minecraft Mod.
Students will use computers to translate, process and visualize data in order to find patterns and test hypotheses. Students will work with a variety of large data sets that illustrate how information facilitates identification of problems.
Students explore how to integrate hardware and software in order to solve problems. Students will apply previously learned topics to the study of robotics.
"I always thought that coding was very hard and complicated. After a summer camp,Alex - Mills Park Middle
I think programming is pretty easy to learn!"
"I want to do it again because it was soooooo much fun being with you. I hope I can do it next year. Thank you!"Sarah - Highcraft Elementary
"Android app development is very interesting to me. You can learn a lot of new functions to create an app andMatt - Davis Drive Middle
real life examples that relate to that functions."
"My favorite scratch project was activity 8 where i got to do whatever i wanted."Joe - Carpenter Elementary
"Thank You for making this possible for me!!."Jack - Cedar Fork Elementary
"Thank you for hosting this club. I really like the ideas you pick and the theme is really good."Siri -Carpenter Elementary
"I think coding is fun. this is inspiring. thank you!"Amy -Carpenter Elementary