Summer Bootcamp: Computers and How They Work (7-12 years)

What are computers? What are their main parts and how do these parts work together? How are computers embedded in different kinds of technology systems?

During this week-long, summer bootcamp of five daily workshops, NewTechKids will challenge kids ages 7-12 to shift from only using technology devices to thinking about how these devices work as systems and what their parts and designs mean in terms of data processing, design, repairability and sustainability.

Kids will take apart computers, mobile phones and other devices, compare and contrast these devices and their main parts, and experience design and rapid prototyping based on functionality and user requirements.

The workshops will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch. All NewTechKids teachers are professionally-trained, primary school teachers with training in computer science, pedagogy, computer science theory and classroom management.

Workshops will take place from 10:00 – 12:00 on the following dates:
– August 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2016

Children will receive a snack and drinks during each workshop.

A minimum number of 16 students is required to offer this bootcamp. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the bootcamp is cancelled and will receive a full refund.

Location: Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)/Amsterdam Municipal Library, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam (workshop area on 1st Floor)

Price: 216.15 euro