Frequently Asked Questions
What is Coding or Programming?
Coding, or programming, is simply the learning of computer language. In order to control computers (or robots or drones), we need to give instructions in a language that they understand - that language is programming language, and the act using that language is coding. We live in an increasingly digital world, and to understand how to code is to understand how this digital world works. Just as we learn science to understand how our nature works, our children must learn coding to understand how technology around us works.
My child is 7 years old, Is it too early for my child to learn to code?
It is never too young to start to learn how to code. Our coding lessons are designed to be accessible and fun to children as young as 5 to 18 years old. While our lessons may be simplified for your child, we ensure that we teach accurate Computer Science concepts (that're taught in university levels). It is like learning mathematics at primary school levels, vs university levels.
How will learning to code help my child's education
Learning to code helps to develop many important skills that can help a child succeed in school and life beyond. Some of these skills are problem solving skills, critical & logical thinking, creativity, and computational thinking skills. Children also use mathematics and scientific skills to solve programming problems. In addition to that, we encourage collaboration in our classes, thus helping a child develop his confidence and social skills.
What program do you use to teach coding?
We teach several programming language to your child, depending on his/her age and experience. For beginner we use visual programming language, and will eventually proceed to learn text-based programming language. Either way, our lessons are designed to be fun and accessible to everyone.
What can my child do after learning to code?
Our innovative curriculum guarantees that most of our students will be able to develop a simple software in just about 1 month of lessons. What kind of software depends on your child's interest and passions. He/she could build games, animations, mobile apps, and any kind of software.
How old does my child need to be to start learning to code?
Our students' age ranges from 5 to 17 years old.
What kind of job can our children do with programming?
Manufacturing, Banking, Medical, Transportation, Telecomunication, IT... in fact any industry that uses technology (which is almost all) will benefit from the knowledge of Coding. You do not need to be a computer scientist or programmer to learn coding, just as you do not need to be a scientist to learn science.
My child already has computer lessons at school, what is the difference?
While most schools computer curriculum teaches students how to use computer software (microsoft office, photoshops, etc), Coding Bee teaches how to build software. We teach students how to build technology instead of only using technology.
Unlike most schools too, we have specialist and full-time Coding educator to students age 5 to 17 years old.
Coding vs Robotics?
Robotic is actually an application of Coding. In order to control a robot, one would need to program it. Learning coding may enable your child to program or control a robot, computer, and even drone.