Author Archives: Brenda

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75% Kids Want to be the Next YOUTUBER

Category : Camps

According to latest statistics, 75% of kids want YouTube to be their career.  According to this data, the top 7 reasons why YouTube is a great career are as follows:

7 OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT BEING A YOUTUBER

1. CREATIVITY - You get to make cool videos and content (24 per cent)
2. FAME (11.4 per cent)
3. SELF EXPRESSION - You get to make the content you want to make (11 per cent)
4. MONEY - It pays well (9.8 per cent)
5. PEOPLE - Working with cool people (8.4 per cent)
6. RECOGNITION - people recognise you (6.10 per cent)
7. TRAVEL - You get to go to cool places (4.2 per cent)

However, we believe that apart from these 7 reasons, there are also Foundational Skills that kids will learn for a future in, or using, Media.

  1. Creative Thinking (Channel Art and Impression)
  2. Content Development
  3. Video Production
  4. Sociability
  5. Cyber Safety
  6. Time Management
  7. Completing Tasks and ‘Stick-ability’ (persistence)

TechCamps4Kids are offering 2 day camps these October holidays.  If your child shows interest in YouTube as a career, then sign them up for our camps that focus on YouTube and Cyber Safe Skills.

For more information about camps in Perth you can read the latest article written by

WeekendNotes


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Holiday Camps for Kids in Perth

September Holidays – Just Around the Corner

We have spiced things up these holidays with hosting the camps Kids love the most.  These holidays we will be hosting a Two Day YouTube camp, 2 Day Game Design, 1 Day Code Foundations (new program requested by kids & parents) Code Creator (also new program requested by kids & parents) AND Cartoon & Drawing with ToonGirl.

All camps have been specially designed to keeps kids entertained, having fun while learning some cool skills.

Our Camp Leaders include Coding Guru (Subhash), Animating Guru (ToonGirl) and Co-Founder (Brenda).

For a Quick Access to a list of events on Eventbrite ….CLICK HERE


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Find Out What is In Store for the Future

There are over 25% more new courses offered by universities as a result of digital technologies.  These courses include Social Media Marketing, Social Media Management, Cyber Forensic, Online Law and many other new and exciting opportunities for the next generation.

In the next month, Universities around Perth will be hosting Open Days which are a great way to see what they have so you can plan for the future!

Click on READ MORE for your exclusive list of Open Days in Perth.

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Wheatbelt Innovation and Enterprise 2017

Once a year, TechCamps4Kids volunteer their services and computers, to help kids in the rural area.

This year, TechCamps4Kids will be teaching over 500 kids how to use technology for innovation and enterprise.  This means, that by the end of the camps, kids will have a better understanding on how to use new skills to create opportunities for a sustainable future.

We will keep you posted on kids achievements through our facebook page.

However, we thought we would leave you with some statistics found on the national site:

  • There has been a steady increase of unemployment in this area
  • About 30% of businesses that employed staff have closed
  • Only 3.5% of youth age 15 to 19 are engaged in work study
  • Comparing 2011 census to the latest census, almost 50% of business that employed more than 4 staff closed
  • And, from personal experience, many houses are now left vacant as families have moved to cities for jobs.

By teaching kids skills that they love and are passionate about, means that we can make a difference to this community.  If only 1% of kids we impact in this area, are able to take their skills to level where they run businesses and offer job opportunities to 4 or more people – we can reverse these  statistics and create hope and purpose for this community.

We call that GIVING A HAND UP not a hand out!


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TechCamps4Kids selected as WA finalist for Telstra Business Awards

This year, TechCamps4Kids was selected as a finalist for the WA Telstra Business Awards for 2017.  If we could use two words to describe this event, one would be ‘Grateful’ and the other would be ‘Epic’.

We use the word ‘grateful’, as we have met so many amazing people along the way that has helped us and directed us to the position we are in today.  Of course, we are no where near the end goal, but as we teach kids in goal setting – set a goal, strive for it and along the way – evaluate your achievements.

Epic is used because a small little business went up against big companies.  While we are making a difference in kids lives, other nominees are helping shape communities by offering jobs, developing products and disrupting the marketing with innovative tech ideas.  In a way, we hope that the kids we impact today will be these people of the future.

With this Telstra Awards Journey, we were featured in the WA Sunday Times, interviewed by a number of reporters for different media channels and was seen on the 6pm Channel News.  And all this happened – just before and during the holidays.

EPIC and GRATEFUL – for sure!

 


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Short 1 Min Film Competition for School Kids

Category : Australia , Camps , YouTube

Here is a perfect opportunity to use your skills learnt in our Video Editing YouTube Camp to create a 1 minute short film.

The competition closes on 01 July 2017 and is open to school kids.  With only one week to make your movie we know it does not leave much time HOWEVER …you completed a video in a day so technically that is PLENTY of time!  YOU CAN do this! And as we say in our camps….you can’t win it if you are not in it!

Theme is:  TOMORROW

If you want to know more and enter —–> READ MORE


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Introducing ToonGirl

ToonGirl is one of our Peer Lead Coaches.  From the moment she held a pen, she wanted to draw and over the years has had the amazing opportunity to work with well known cartoonist and animators to improve her skills.

Her goal is to work with Disney/Pixar and has competed in a number of animation competitions as one of the youngest competitors in the field.  Further, as a freelance agent, she has been contracted by a couple of companies to create original work.

These holidays, ToonGirl’s goal is to share some skills she learnt with hopes to inspires more kids to continue to draw and to create amazing art work.

One of ToonGirl’s original entries to the Disney Animation Competition

To join a FUTURE DISNEY ANIMATOR these holidays….BOOK HERE


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Cyber Security Like Iron Man

When it comes to security, Iron Man heads the pack.  After all, it is his duty to protect his home and his country!

While most households are not out to save the world, there is one environment that is of the utmost importance and that is HOME! However, like many marvel comics there is always a villain that seems to weasel their way into a happy domain.

Google understands parents fears about cyber safety.  As a result, they have created a safe search setting.  This means that you can set you google search on your computer to safe search and reduce the risk of your child seeing inappropriate images.  Click on the link below to take you to the Google Safe Search Page!

GOOGLE SEARCH


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TechCamps4Kids Wins Judges Award

Category : Awards

TechCamps4Kids won the Stirling Small Business Judges Award for 2017.  This award is given to businesses that are driven by passion, determination and their contribution to the community!

Co-Founder Brenda van Rensburg receiving the Judges Awards from Charlie Gunningham

Everyone at TechCamps4Kids are ‘over the moon’.  Many have given many hours to help build TechCamps4Kids to a position where we offer camps that are more than just coding.

Thanks to all our supporters, volunteers and staff members.  Our win is shared with all of you!


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Understanding Code

Category : Coding , Computers

TechCamps4Kids embarked on a mission this term to show kids the wonders of coding and at the same time teach kids to understand code.

The first 3 weeks had kids play with BASIC, Python and Scratch.

I love Python.  I can create some many cool things with it. (R – Year 2)

The best part is witnessing kids transform in confidence and take on coding challenges with skills learnt during each class.

Kids are introduced to different coding languages throughout the term.  Apart from creating amazing things with code, kids are 100% empowered through an Epic coding adventure!

Coming to this camp is the best part of my week! (J – Year 5)

If you missed out on this term’s coding adventure then make sure you are on our mailing list to be kept in the ‘loop’ of our next camps.  Newsletter Subscription form is to the right of this article!


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