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After School Coding Workshop Series at Bret Harte Elementary

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Bret Harte Elementary School

1556 East 56th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

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compileHer will be offering a new computer science workshop series at Bret Harte Elementary school this winter for 6th-8th grade female students! Our 8-week program will be taught once a week (day to be confirmed) from 4-5:30 PM by undergraduate students from the University of Chicago. We will be introducing our students to a number of different technologies and applications of computer science. Students can expect to learn something new each week and come away with a portfolio of projects.

This year’s projects include:

Scratch Programming

  • Scratch is a free, visual programming language. Learn about how programs are made and get some practice debugging and fixing broken programs.

Finch Robotics

  • The Finch robot is a simple, programmable robot. Learn about how coding is used to program robots. Get some hands-on practice with robotics this week.

Ciphers

  • Ciphers are ways of writing secret messages. Learn about how to make and break these coded messages with logic and a bit of programming.

Astronomy

  • Computer science is exciting on its own, but it can also be useful in other science disciplines. How could you use coding to program a telescope?

Web Development

  • Learn about how websites design and try telling a story through a webpage. Use HTML to make a page about your winter break.

Virtual Reality

  • Use HTML and A-Frame to build virtual worlds with shapes. Learn about the exciting new developments in virtual reality and make your own graphics.

Photo Filters

  • How are photo filters made, like the ones on instagram or snapchat? Learn how to make your own with Python coding and bring home your new decorated pictures.

PureData

  • Make music with code! Learn about PureData, a visual programming tool for making melodies. Take home your music and you can make more

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