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2022-09-13

Web Dev Part 1 by ELC - Fall 2022

This is a public notice for all students enrolled in our Web Development Part 1 by ELC and their parents that Fall 2022 classes officially start on Tuesday September 20th at 4:30PM via live video link.

For more information, please contact your school representative or your class teacher for more details.  You can also use our contact page to leave us a message.

Looking forward to another succesful semester and wishing you all the very best.

2022-07-15
 

We're Off For The Summer

As of July 14th, all staff at Kerryn Academy are officially off for some well-deserved vacation time.  All exams have been graded and posted and all final projects have been delivered (except of course for the half dozen or so students who either forgot their quiz or project persentation dates).

During our month or so of vacay, we will still be monitoring our inboxes - probably once or twice a week - in case there is any important issues with our students and we will do our best to reply or address them as soon as we possibly can, cocktail in hand, feet dangling in the blue waves of a beach somewhere in the islands.

Parents should expect to hear from us around the third week in August to discuss their child's future plans with the Academy and to start enrollment for the Fall 2022 Semester.  We have put together some excellent curriculum tracks and are opening brand new course subjects to further enhance the expertise level and knowledge of our young future leaders.  Stay tuned for more info.

In the mean time, all of us at the Academy, from administrators, teachers and other staff, join in wishing all of you a splendid Summer vacation!

See you all soon before the Fall.

2022-05-31
 

End of Spring 2022 classes

Kerryn Academy's 2021 - 2022 academic year officially ends on Thursday July 14th 2022.  The Academy will be closing for the Summer vacation and classes will resume on Monday, September 20th, 2022.

All students completing any multiple-track courses (bundled couses over several academic years) will be contacted by their teacher or an Academy administrator via email or other means during the Summer to discuss with you and your parents your options for the upcoming year.

Students who complete their classes with satisfactory final score will receive their certificates in their students' dashboards no later than 2 weeks after their final quiz date.  Students who scored lower than the minimal passing score may be allowed to do additional Summer projects at the discretion of their teachers.  Contact your teacher if you need information regarding Summer make-up projects.

New students interested in signing up for one of our classes in the Fall are encouraged to view our list of courses offered and pre-register BEFORE September 1st, 2020 via our waiting list page.  An administrator will contact your parents to discuss final application approval before the start of classes.

Additional details regarding final class projects due date and final quiz date will be announced for each course by their respective teacher(s).

Have a fun and productive Summer and see you all soon in September! 

2022-05-12
 

Top 8 FREE Coding Games for Kids

Learning programming skills from a young age can make a big difference.

Learning to code has many benefits that can help kids out later in life, too. In addition to being a skill that's highly valued in the workforce, coding teaches people how to work more efficiently and logically.

What is coding, in simple terms?
Simply put, coding is telling a computer or machine how to perform a task. As a rep from Raspberry Pi Foundation explains, "Coding is one aspect of digital making. When you write code, you are writing instructions for a computer to follow."

Why is coding good for kids?
Teaching your kid how to code won't just make them a computer whiz — it will teach them plenty of other valuable skills as well. "When young people are given opportunities to learn and create with code, they can do incredible things, from expressing themselves creatively, to highlighting real-world issues or controlling a robot."

At what age can a child start coding?
Just like when learning a new language, it's both better and easier to learn coding skills from a young age. "There is research into children being able to learn aspects of coding from the age of three, as well as during kindergarten and early elementary school."

If you're looking to get your kid interested in coding, then our list of the best kid-friendly coding websites and games will definitely give you plenty of choices to consider or try.

 

AGE RANGE: 4 and up

Code Karts
Platform: Download for iOS, Download for Android
This mobile game uses racetrack-themed logical puzzles and over 70 different levels (as well as two different game modes).

Scratch Jr
Platform: Download for iOS, Download for Android
Perfect for young learners, ScratchJr is introductory programming language that lets kids create their own interactive stories and games.

 

AGE RANGE: 8 and up

Scratch
Platform: Open in Browser
Designed by programmers at MIT, Scratch is the world's largest free coding community for kids. It's a place where users can use code to create stories, games, and animations.

 

AGE RANGE: 9 and up

Code Club World
Platform: Open in Browser
Code Club World allows older kids to get started on their coding journey with fun activities and no coding experience necessary. Children can create a robot avatar, make music, design a T-shirt, or even teach the robot to dance.

 

AGE RANGE: 10 to 15

Hopscotch
Platform: Download for iOS
First introduced on Shark Tank, Hopscotch is a platform that allows kids to explore projects, make their own games, and learn how to code along the way.

Swift Playgrounds
Platform: Download for iOS
Swift Playgrounds is one of the best apps teaching coding for kids. By playing, kids can play and experiment with code through interactive puzzles, all while learning the basic terms and functions of coding.

 

AGE RANGE: 12 and up

Mimo
Platform: Download for iOS, Download for Android
With tons of mini lessons, projects, and challenges, Mimo is a platform that makes learning how to code fun and accessible. The site offers daily goals, streaks, and achievement badges that'll teach kids to build websites, automate tasks, make apps, and more.

Projects
Platform: Open in Browser
Projects is a catalog of more than 250 free coding projects for young people to explore and further enhance their coding skills. From creating a stress ball app, to coding musical instruments, to making a racing game, there are tons of projects available.

2022-04-25
 

New Courses Added to our Catalog

In our continued effort to offer relevant and technology-focused in-demand courses, we have recently launched several new courses available as of the beginning of May 2022.  For a full list of all our course offerings, please visit our course catalog.

Featured New Courses:

 

We are actively in the process of setting up several additional classes in time for the Fall 2022 start of the school season.  Some of the courses to look forward to are: Introduction to Game Development and Cryptography - A Beginner's Course.

For all the latest course offerings, please visit our site regularly.

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Hire our experienced and talented team to help identify your real needs and provide leadership and guidance with the design, deployment and implementation of your next digital-first project.

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