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Creatively Design and Child Approved Camps

TechCamps4Kids focus is creating a student centered technology environment. It is probably why kids, that come to our camps, personally give us the thumbs up!

This is what some kids have said about our camps:

I thought coding would be boring.  TechCamps4Kids showed me how much fun coding is.  I hope my parents allow me to code more at home  – Ryan Year 4

I was a little nervous at the beginning.  I did not believe I could code until I was show how easy it was and I am now a coding coach. – Kole Year 2

So, what makes our camps so different?

Camps are designed with kids in mind.  With over 20 different learning styles, TechCamps4Kids goal is to develop Life, Learning and Literacy Skills through Technology.  Kids learn how to problem solve, think creatively, collaborate, pitch their ideas, and much more, through a project based environment.

This is what one of the parents had to say:

I was surprised to see how my child was talking with other kids.  He is normally quite shy, however at TechCamps4Kids I witnessed him laughing, talking and even singing with the other kids.  –  Carol (Leederville)

These holidays, TechCamps4Kids plan to host a range of events for kids to enjoy.  These events include:

  • YouTube 4 Kidz (Basics)
  • YouTube 4 Kidz (Gaming)
  • Coding 4 Kidz
  • Game Design
  • App Design
  • Cartoon and Animation
  • YouTube & Animation

To book into one of our camps please visit our event page.  Click on the event you would like to book and either click on ‘booking’ or ‘Learn More’ to be directed to our ticketing site.


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TechCamps4Kids aligns with Department of Education

Category : Austism , Australia , Education , Skills

We are super excited to be aligned with the Department of Educations ICT Curriculum Details.

With our focus on Life Skills, Literacy Skills and Learning Skills in a Technology Environment means everything we do in our camps has a tick of approval that meets the ICT Curriculum Outcomes.

So what is Australia looking for in the ICT Curriculum:

In the Australian Curriculum, students develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school. ICT capability involves students learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment.

To participate in a knowledge-based economy and to be empowered within a technologically sophisticated society now and into the future, students need the knowledge, skills and confidence to make ICT work for them at school, at home, at work and in their communities. Information and communication technologies are fast and automated, interactive and multimodal, and they support the rapid communication and representation of knowledge to many audiences and its adaptation in different contexts. They transform the ways that students think and learn and give them greater control over how, where and when they learn.

The nature and scope of ICT capability is not fixed, but is responsive to ongoing technological developments. This is evident in the emergence of advanced internet technology over the past few years and the resulting changes in the ways that students construct knowledge and interact with others.

Students develop capability in using ICT for tasks associated with information access and management, information creation and presentation, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, creative expression and empirical reasoning. This includes conducting research, creating multimedia information products, analysing data, designing solutions to problems, controlling processes and devices, and supporting computation while working independently and in collaboration with others.

Students develop knowledge, skills and dispositions around ICT and its use, and the ability to transfer these across environments and applications. They learn to use ICT with confidence, care and consideration, understanding its possibilities, limitations and impact on individuals, groups and communities.

We are super proud to be sharing this vision  with the Department of Education.


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Learning Styles

Understand your Child & Their Learning

Learning Styles

We have all heard about some of the major learning styles such as Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic!  But, did you know there are over 20 types of learning styles with your child having a combination of any one of these?

After working with children for over 25 years, Brenda will be hosting a complimentary session for parents to help better equip them with skills about their child, how do they learn and how we can help them become better students and unleash amazing potential.

There are limited tickets and booking is essential.  BOOKINGS

 

 


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It is not ONLY about technology

At TechCamps4Kids, we know that there is MORE to technology than JUST technology.  The MORE part is based on skills which can ONLY be learnt through specially created programs that encourage this part of development.  These skills involve Learning, Literacy and Life Skills.  Simon Sinek explain more on why these skills are so important ESPECIALLY with the next generation!  Notably – TechCamps4Kids is already taking action and it is why we are driven to do what we do! Our focus is your child and equipping with skills for a BETTER FUTURE!

Skill


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happy new year 2017

Happy New Year

Category : techcamps4kids

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  May 2017 bring health, happiness and an abundance of success.

From

the TechCamps4Kids Team


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Keep Up to Date with Instagram

If you want to see how much fun kids are having at our camps and what we do within our camps, visit our Instagram Account.  Photos of camps are loaded up on camp day.

To follow us or visit our page:  INSTAGRAM


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Arcadia Spectacular

TechCamps4Kids @ Arcadia Spectacular

Deloitte (the main sponsor of Arcadia Spectacular) invited TechCamps4Kids to teach kids how to create their own Spiderbot from recycled toys and parts.

The event was a huge success with kids voting it as one of the best kids activities at the event.

With a behind the scene experience, TechCamps4Kids and kids were able to see how electricity, technology and robotics all come together.

A big thanks to the team that volunteered to make this event a huge success.


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TechCamps4Kids Inspires Teachers in the Wheatbelt

TechCamps4Kids Co-Founder, Brenda van Rensburg, was invited to lead a Professional Development Seminar in the Wheatbelt teaching teachers about Digital Literacy.

Apart from learning how  to create a really cool game with ClickTeam Fusion, teachers also learnt about Learning Styles and Futures Careers.

Here is what Jim thought of the day:

 


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New Website

Over the past few months we have been working on the new website and making some changes.  There is still a lot more we need to add, however we are excited to be rolling out this site.

To those new to TechCamps4Kids – Welcome Aboard.  We are glad to have you part of the community!

We will be transferring all our older blogs across over time, however please view our Facebook page which has a host of information about what we are offering through the year!


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Minecraft Club

Category : Camps

Our Minecraft Club is popular with kids.  This term we are focusing on Literacy Skills and Time Management skills in a fun and playful environment.

Using TechCamps4Kids Minecraft Diary, kids will set goals for each camp.  At the end of the session we will offer kids to present their achievements to the class working on communication and presentation skills.


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