The second week of summer coding and design school started with a review of assignments from the weekend.
The trainer from the Python and Game Design class introduced the kids to comments in python. He explained comments as notes that python ignores when running the program. The class played a Kahoot game as a form of revision.
The class was also taught that a list in python was a type of data for storing a collection of items. They continued with the advanced method of lists and learned how to sum up a list of values with the sum() function. They also looked at how to get the number of elements in a list with the len() function. The kids concluded that the sum() and len() functions make their work easier in just one line of code.
As the WIX and Mobile App development class, week 2 ended, the students were reminded to practice and submit their assignments on google classroom.
The week started with a Kahoot game to recap what they learned. The kids created more content to complete their Baby Boss website. They downloaded pictures from the internet and updated the gallery of the websites.
The trainer tasked the kids to learn more about the internet, and how it works and write a summary from their research materials. The students completed most of their assignments. As part of the curriculum, they played a typing game in two groups to help them get comfortable with typing on the keyboard.
The kids were then tasked to build a personalized portfolio website, using a selected template and colour theme from WIX.com
The Animation and Graphic design class started the week with an introduction to shapes, an element of design. They discussed the types of shapes and did two activities. They did their first shapes activity called tangram games. They also used shapes in Canva to design the independence arch. The kids went on to learn about colours. They were taught the types of colours and how colour denotes temperature. They learned the difference between warm and cool colours. They used primary colours to create secondary colours after which they also used primary and secondary colours to create tertiary colours. Their activity for the day was to create a calendar using colours to determine the weather and season of each month of the year.
This week, the HTML and CSS class started with a few HTML coding games on break tags, image tags, and header tags. They watched some videos to recap what had been taught in the previous week. The student edited his webpage code by adding some tags he could remember. They created a new webpage for the website and added the link to the other existing web pages.