Most parents believe their child should have some exposure to code.
At the same time, most students aren’t code literate. Why?
In our facebook group for code-interested parents, we asked them why?
And the #1 reason is fitting coding into their child’s schedule.
Here is the good news!
Learning to code doesn’t have to be a big commitment. Your child can get started with just 1-hour per week. If the student is interested, they will find the time to keep going.
Because CodeWizardsHQ is a live, instructor-led online class, there is in-built accountability. Students make the time and actually end up learning to write real-code.
Does your child have an hour a week over the next 12-weeks to learn this useful, 21-century skill?
If yes, checkout our upcoming class times and start dates.
Your child’s schedule is packed.
Activities are lined-up back to back. There is no time left to consider anything else.
However, you want your child to learn coding. Your child is also reasonably interested in trying it.
The big hurdle is finding time in the schedule.
We know this problem.
That is why we have worked hard to design a coding program that fits into your child’s schedule.
Here is how we did it.
Last year millions of kids started to learn coding.
…Summer Camps etc.
But with these one-off coding activities, very few actually end up successfully learning to code.
Last month, I took over 50 Ubers in India.
During these trips, I talked to the cab drivers about their thoughts on Uber.
In these conversations, some interesting insights emerged.
The common theme is this – They can’t believe that Uber, with a simple software product, is getting the lion’s share of profits.
Their contention was that the traditional sources of investment in a business is all made by them.
- They invest the capital needed to buy the car.
- They invest the manual labor needed to drive.
- They cover all the gas and maintenance expenses.
However, Uber walks away with all the profit.
How could this be?
When a child finishes middle school and gets ready to go to high school, parents’ perspectives shift. In very predictable ways.
That shift in perspective results in regret about one thing. Something they wish they had done while their child was still in middle school. You don’t want to have the same regret.
Up until middle school, you were focused on your child’s overall growth. As long as they were staying out of trouble, learning, growing and enjoying themselves, you were good.
But when they enter high school, you start thinking about things differently. You view and evaluate everything with their future in mind.
Only 1 more week of school left.
Reality, that kids are going to be home all-the-time, is starting to set in.
You might be trying to finalize and commit to summer activities for your children.
If you are on our mailing list, it is likely that you are considering coding camps.
And if you are considering coding camps, then you want to read this before enrolling them in one.
What typically happens is this..
If you have been looking for a good coding program for your child, you might be wondering what to look for.
Here are the most important things to look for if your child is to learn meaningful coding skills over time, while enjoying the whole process.
Coding is a hard subject to learn by themselves, unless your child is exceptionally motivated and disciplined. All the self-paced video courses help with the initial few steps, but as soon as your child gets stuck, there is no one to help. And that is when most students get frustrated and give up. If the classes are taught by an experience instructor, they can help answer your child’s question, get them unstuck and keep them moving forward.
If you are like most parents, you are anxious to make good use of your child’s summer time.
We have started receiving lots of calls from parents.
If you are thinking about getting coding education for your child, then summer is a golden opportunity you shouldn’t miss. Here is why.
Preparing our children for future is to prepare them for jobs that don’t exist yet.
One area that will open up some very interesting jobs and careers over the next 10-15 years is driverless cars.
And, driverless cars is mostly software.
Last week, I met this interesting team that demonstrated the core construct of driverless cars. Even though they are doing it for educational purposes, it explained the core idea pretty well.
The car is basically taking pictures and sending sensory information to a computer. After computation, the computer sends information back to the car on how it should move.
It is a Python program that does all the computations on the information received and converts it back to usable commands to be sent back to the car.
If you think about it, bulk of the challenges on making this reliably work is all in the software.
If your son or daughter would like to work on driverless cars, it is more likely they would be working on software. Even if they work on hardware parts of the project, it is impossible to be effective without understanding software.
There in lies the need and the promise of getting our children to learn to code.