‘Understand Computers’ Bootcamp: 7-12 years

NewTechKids wants to prepare kids to invent the next iPad and Minecraft, not just use them. In order to become innovators who fix problems and develop better solutions, kids need to understand how computers work and how programming fits into the equation.

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of three weekly workshops, kids aged 7-12 will learn what goes on under computer hardware, what parts make up a computer and how these parts work together to solve problems and execute programs. Kids will tear apart a computer, build one using a Kano DIY computer kit, and program LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Programming and technology concepts covered include systems thinking, algorithms, requirements, programming, automation, variables, commands, input-output, feedback systems, design and testing.

Tuesday, February 10th from 16:00 – 17:30
Tuesday, February 17th from 16:00 – 17:30
Tuesday, February 24th from 15:45 – 17:00 (shorter class due to school holidays)

Kids aged 7-12 are welcome to attend this bootcamp. We will teach theory and concepts to the whole group but then divide the class into two groups (7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds) to complete the hands-on activities. One teacher will be on hand to assist each age group.

Children will work individually and in small teams to build Kano DIY computer kits and program LEGO Mindstorm robots provided by NewTechKids. The bootcamp will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch. A minimum requirement of students  is required to offer the bootcamp.

Price: 67.50 euro plus 4.80 euro booking fee

Location: Het Claverhuis (computer lab), Elandsgracht 70, Amsterdam (de Jordaan)