FAQs

Techbridge Frequently Asked Questions

Coding is the method of giving computer instructions to perform a specific task. These instructions are communicated using a language that computers can understand, like visual blocks(Scratch or Blockly among others), JavaScript, Python, HTML, and CSS.

Coding is taken from the word computer codes (a language that the computer understands). It is essentially written instructions that a robot (A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer—capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically) or computer program can read and then execute. Coding programmes focus on software while robotics programmes cover both hardware and software.

Robotics allows students to see their thinking in a real way as they go through trial and error until the task is accomplished and the robot’s motions are performed as originally intended. Robotics is more hands-on as it allows kids to interface with physical machines.

The terms are used interchangeably, coding and programming are instructing the computer to perform various tasks.

Children within the age of 7 above learn very well online with our Instructor that teaches using a project-based learning approach. Our Tutors get the kids’ hands busy and their brain learning every minute online to keep them interested and open to do more.

We provide access to our Google classroom where learners obtain further learning materials in form of videos, notes and are able to chat with their Tutors and colleagues when they run into difficulties.

We have created a platform for kids called Coders Club where they are able to collaborate on projects and share knowledge. The club is also established for monthly get together for kids.

Scratch programming is the most recommended beginner programming language for kids aged 6-12 years. Scratch is a block-based visual programming language that enables children to create fun animations, interactive stories, games, sounds, apps and much more! It’s the perfect introduction to coding and computational thinking that makes coding for kids seriously fun!

The time period for completing a program differs between courses. Some courses are designed to be completed in 36 hours (Scratch Programming), 48 hours (HTML/CSS) whilst others can be as long as 72 hours (Python Programming). Although these are standardized times, there is a chance there might be slight changes due to student assimilation rate and project completion times.

Some of the biggest challenges now and in the near future will be solved with a few lines of code. Programming is becoming an essential skill. Aside from the tremendous demand for programmers across the world, there are a lot of overlooked benefits of learning how to code. As we are in the age of Technology, STEM skills such as Coding and Robotics are important to lay the right foundation for kids and the future of work. Furthermore, STEM education is one of the ways to equip kids with 21st-century skills such as Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Creativity.

The minimum age requirement for our virtual class is 7 years of age while the minimum for our Physical class is 6 years of age.

All that is needed to start is a laptop/computer with an Internet connection. Tablets may also be used but with limited functionality depending on the course.

Laptop Specifications: Processor:- At least Intel Pentium or i-series (core i3 and above) or Macbook, OS:- Windows 10; Memory and Storage: – 4GB RAM, 500GB

Robot: Students interested in robotics will be required to purchase a robot.

We offer a free trial and evaluation class for the first class 30 minutes to 1-hour limited period to ascertain the level of knowledge your child has coding. At the end of the trial, you can choose from our Virtual Private (1:1) or Group or In-person plans. Charges vary depending on the platform, reach out to the Customer Service Officer on 07014608551.

At Techbridge, children build their own games, animation, interactive stories, multimedia projects, digital art, web applications, robots and more. Children build games with inspiration from the classics such as Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, Pac-Man, Breakout, Tetris and Space Invaders.

Yes, If you want Techbridge in your child’s school, kindly  contact us through 07014608551

Our instructors wish they had this experience when they were kids!

  • Enrich your child’s education with critical STEM/Coding skills not often taught in schools.
  • Give your child the benefits of coding instruction that is customized by interest, grade level, and coding experience.
  • See pace and progress [and enthusiasm!] accelerate with exclusive attention.
  • Satisfy ALL their coding instruction interests—Scratch, Robotics, Python, and more!
  • Enjoy instruction that is tailored to your child
  • Get your kids trained and Verified Instructors who teach STEM (Coding and Robotics) in a creative and innovative way, preparing your kids for the future.

Scratch Programming: This is a compulsory prerequisite for all students within primary school and junior secondary school. (Ages 6 to 12 years).

Course duration: 36 hours (Can be divided into 2 to 10 hours per week depending on availability)

Scratch is a fantastic visual-based coding editor which enables children to create fun animations, interactive stories, games, sounds, apps and much more! It’s the perfect introduction to coding and computational thinking that makes coding for kids seriously fun!

  • Computational and critical thinking, algorithmic logic,problem-solving and creative abilities.
  • Programming. Ability to develop solutions through technology,and user-centred design.
  • Early-childhood numeracy and literacy.
  • Programming and Computational thinking concepts (sequence, loops, parallelism, events, conditionals, operators,data)
  • Learn to solve problems and design projects. 
  • Possess knowledge of the concepts that are used to build software applications, mobile apps and others. 
  • Develop sequencing skills that are foundational for later academic success 
  • Practices (working iteratively and incrementally, testing and debugging, reusing and remixing, abstracting and modularizing).

Robotics: 

Compulsory prerequisite: Scratch

 

Kids learn faster when they acquire knowledge through a project-based approach. It excites them to see the applications of the codes they write performing specific tasks on the Robot. This fosters innovative thinking and the willingness to explore their creativity in various hands-on ways that deepen their knowledge to solve emerging problems with codes. 

With a few lines of code, they can instruct and get their robot to move, follow lines, avoid obstacles, raise its arms, or even dance.

 

Course duration: 24 hours ((Can be divided into 2 to 10 hours per week depending on availability)



What will the student learn?

  • The key components of a robot while discovering interesting ways to build robots using Micro:bit controllers.
  • An introduction to programming via hands-on projects.
  • An introduction to Python and Javascript programs on the BBC Micro:bit using Blockly Visual programming.
  • A detailed understanding of the mechanics and electronics behind the assembling of a functional robot.
  • Engagements in robotics projects such as line tracking & following, obstacle avoidance, cool light, singing smart entertainment robotics moves, smart infrared and android remote controlling, among others.



Web Development (HTML/CSS): Compulsory prerequisite for ages 13 to 16 years interested in coding. Ages 7 to 12 years that are already proficient in scratch programming with project proofs can proceed with this course.

 

HTML and CSS go hand in hand for developing flexible, attractive and user-friendly websites. HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is used to show content on the webpage while CSS is used for presenting or designing the page to look at. 

 

Course duration: 48 hours



JavaScript:

 

Compulsory prerequisite: HTML/CSS

 

JavaScript is a lightweight programming language combined with HTML and 

CSS to make websites more intuitive and responsive. It is widely adapted for programming web-based applications and game development. It is vastly popular as plenty of games, software and interactive websites are created using JavaScript. Since the power of browsers is increasing significantly year by year, it is evident that JavaScript coding for kids has a bright future.

 

Students with core knowledge in HTML/CSS and Basic JavaScript Knowledge can pick a stack or specialization in Front-end software engineering or Back engineering or Mobile application.

 

Course duration: 72 hours 



Python Programming:

 

Compulsory prerequisite: Scratch or HTML/CSS

 

Python is a general-purpose, versatile and popular programming language. It is used to power the technology behind some of the world’s most well-known brands with web development, data science, machine learning, plus mobile and desktop applications running on it.

With Python 2D Gaming, Desktop Applications, Web Applications, Robotics, Machine Learning, and AI are just some of the straightforward and direct outcomes for a child who ventures into coding.

 

Course duration: 72 hours

 

What are the learning outcomes for python programming?

 

  • Students will develop a career and project portfolio in core technology.
  • Build websites, edit, upgrade or debug other websites.
  • Build python command line and real games and software applications.
  • You have knowledge of Back end (or server-side) web and mobile app development.
  • Utilize core programming tools such as functions, data structures and loops.