FAQ

  • About CompuKids

    What is CompuKids

    CompuKids is an online technology academy for kids. We teach valuable technology skills and at the same time help to unlock your child’s full potential.

    What will my child learn?

    Your child will learn :

    • How to build their own video games
    • How to develop mobile apps
    • How to design websites
    • Minecraft modding
    • Graphic Design

    How will my child benefit?

    Your child will learn new and valuable technology skills and uncover hidden talent.

    They will also benefit in other important ways such as:

    • Unlocks creativity
    • Increases attention span
    • Promotes school readiness and cognitive development
    • Develops problem solving skills
    • Increases motivation to complete tasks

  • Courses And Curriculum

    What age groups do CompuKids courses cater for?

    CompuKids courses cater for kids from as young as 8 years old until 18.

    I am a lay person who doesn’t understand much about technology. Can you please explain to me what the CompuKids courses are all about?

    We have all at some stage used apps on our phones (like WhatsApp, Instagram and Gmail), played video games (like Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga) or watched a animated shows (like Shrek and The Simpsons) on television.

    Where do these apps, games and animated shows come from? How are they made? We at CompuKids answer these questions by teaching kids how mobile apps, games and animated show are made, and how they can make their own.

    Our courses are interactive and practical, so kids actually create their own projects rather than just learn theory.

    What is Coding?

    Just as we as humans have different languages which we use to communicate with each other, similarly computers have special languages which we as humans can use to get them to carry out certain tasks. These languages are collectively known as “code”.

    What curriculum do you use?

    We use our own, especially-designed curriculum which has been carefully designed to:

    • Teach kids advanced technology topics
    • Help them to tap into their creative potential
    • Aid in increasing their cognitive levels
    • Help them to think logically
    • Provide them with problem-solving skills

    I like the sound of all this, but I would like my child to try it out before committing to anything. Do you allow that?

    Yes, we do! Please feel free to bring your child through for a free, no-obligation lesson, compliments of CompuKids!

  • For Parents

    My child has very little exposure to technology and coding. Will she cope?

    She will most certainly cope! Our courses are designed especially for kids, so we start kids out at absolute basics. What’s more, kids learn at their own pace.

    Added to that, our professionally-trained facilitators will guide them through every step. Our main objective is to make the learning process fun and engaging.

    What are the real-world benefits of the CompuKids classes?

    The real-world benefits of learning technology, especially coding, are numerous. As Steve Jobs once put it: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer … because it teaches you how to think.”

    “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies,” says Mitchel Resnick, a media arts and sciences professor at the MIT Media Lab.

    Even President Obama spread this message during his 2013 State of the Union address when he challenged the country “to redesign America’s high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy.”

    Some of the proven benefits of teaching code to kids are:

    • They learn to think logically and algorithmically
    • They learn problem-solving skills
    • They learn to be persistent

    All of the above are necessary to succeed in Maths and Science. Added to the above, the CompuKids classes offer the following benefits:

    • Kids are motivated to learn more, thereby increasing the desire to learn in all subjects
    • Kids learn to take responsibility for their own learning
    • Kids learn to work collaboratively

    Assuming my child completes all the modules in a particular course. Where to from there?

    One of the best things about technology is that it is ever-changing and has no limits. In view of this, we are adding new, more advanced courses all the time to satisfy the needs of our learners.

    How do I know my child is making progress?

    You will be able to track your child’s progress in two ways:

    1. You will be able to log in to their account on our elearning system at any time to see their progress.
    2. More importantly, the courses are all outcomes based, and each section of the course culminates in a project. For example, by the end of each section of the Game Development course learners will have created a new, progressively advanced video game. This not only provides a way of gauging progress, but it is also a way to motivate learners because at each section they are working toward building something tangible.

  • School Program

    Can I offer CompuKids courses at my school, organization or club?

    Yes! In fact, we encourage that sort of thing. Please get in touch get in touch with us, and we will show you how you can set up. Should you decide to start up, we will provide you with all the training and backup you will need. We also have an incentive programme for people who want to start a CompuKids club at their schools. It’s a great way to start your own business!

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