What is computer science and why is it important for my child to study it?
Computer science is the study of computers and computational systems, and involves designing and building software, analyzing algorithms, and understanding the principles of computer hardware and systems. It is a rapidly growing field with a wide range of career opportunities, and is essential for understanding and participating in the digital world.
It is important for children to study because it is a rapidly growing and increasingly important field that is relevant to many different industries and career paths. With a strong foundation in computer science, children can be well-prepared for a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers, including software development, data science, cybersecurity, and more.
How would you teach coding to a kid as young as 8 years old?
We teach kids as young as 8 years old to code using block-based programming languages, such as Code.org, Scratch, and MIT App Inventor. This interactive and engaging approach involves students issuing instructions by dragging and dropping blocks, which helps them understand complex programming concepts and syntax in a more manageable way.
We believe this approach is effective in building strong foundations in programming for our young students.
Can my 7 year old kid join Telebort coding class?
We at Telebort think a 7-year-old child might be too young to start learning to code because they are still growing into other crucial parts such as
basic languages for communication,
mental model of mathematical concepts (+-x/),
eyes development, less screen time is better.
As parents, you don't have to worry about them becoming good at coding at this age. You can spend time with them developing other areas such as their motor abilities and language development.
What will my child learn in a computer science course?
That’s a lot! The journey of learning at Telebort begins from learning block-based programming as the foundation before specializing themselves in mobile, web and data. Depending on which program information that you are interested, please visit www.telebort.com for more information.
What is the learning outcome?
When kids join our online coding class, they can expect to learn all sorts of cool stuff! Some potential learning outcomes might include: understanding basic coding concepts and principles, using computational thinking and problem-solving skills to design and create simple programs or projects, exploring their creativity and innovation skills by using code to build their own projects, improving communication and collaboration skills by working with other students, learning about career opportunities in computer science, and enhancing their digital literacy skills.
How do the students join the class?
Students can join the class by accessing the Zoom link provided in the student's dashboard. To access the dashboard and the Zoom link, students will need to have enrolled in the classes and will need the login details provided by Telebort.
What if the student missed a class or a lesson?
All of our classes are recorded, so if the student happen to miss one, they can always catch up by accessing the learning material at our LMS. This including notes, video, quizzes, projects, assignment and more. We will also upload the missing class video recording soon after the class at the LMS. And if they’re feeling a little behind and want to review the material in more depth, some of our instructors offer catch-up classes too.
How do I know about the learning progress of my child?
We have developed a Telebort App specifically for parents, which allows you to easily track your child's progress in class. This app is available to be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store.
With our Telebort App, you will be able to see your child's scores, view their completed programs, and get updates on their attendance and participation.
Do students get certificate after they graduate from Telebort?
Yes, they will.
How to get the certificate after they graduated?
After fully completing each individual program, students will obtain a Telebort certificate of completion and an academic transcript of said program.
The certificate will be obtainable digitally and can also request to be verified by our system for authenticity.
Is there a limit to the number of students in each class or will it be a more personalized experience?
Here in Telebort, we are more than happy to see more students join our classes and learn with us. We don't have any specific limits in place, which means that your kid(s) may have the chance to learn alongside a diverse group of students.
Will there be any support provided for students who may need extra help or have questions outside of class time?
We're all about making sure that our students have the resources and support they need to succeed and we have instructors who are always happy to lend a helping hand whenever students need extra help or have questions outside of class time.
How can I support my child's learning in computer science?
Encourage them to ask questions and seek help when needed
Help them find resources or materials to supplement their learning, such as online tutorials or programming exercises
Encourage them to work on projects or exercises outside of class to build their skills and knowledge
Encourage them to participate in extracurricular activities or clubs related to computer science
Is computer science good for my child?
Computer science is good for your child as it is a rapidly growing and increasingly important field that is relevant to many different industries and career paths. With a strong foundation in computer science, children can be well-prepared for a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers, including software development, data science, cybersecurity, and more.
What’s the schedule like?
Cohort classes are usually conducted every Saturday and Sunday except on public holidays. For both Saturday and Sunday, there are 3-time slots (10 AM -12 PM, 2 PM -4 PM, 5 PM -7 PM), each class with 2 hours per time slot depending on the program's availability.
Small Groups and 1-on-1 classes have a slightly different days and time slots as they only are conducted on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, except on public holidays. Duration are 2 hours per lesson with flexible time slots.
Will my child need any special equipment or software to participate in the course?
Your child may need access to a computer and internet connection, as well as certain software or tools that may be required for specific projects or exercises. The school or instructor will typically provide information about any required equipment or software.
My kid doesn’t have any coding experience, which program should he/she can join?
If your child is new to coding and looking for a program that's a good fit for their age and interests, we have two options that might be of interest to them. The Junior Creator Program is perfect for kids aged 8 to 9 who want to learn more about coding in a fun and interactive way. This program is all about introducing students to the world of coding and helping them build up their basic computer literacy and typing skills. If your child is a little older and ready to dive into more advanced programming concepts, the Foundation of Creative Computing Program might be a better fit. This program is designed for students aged 10 to 12 and focuses on helping kids develop their computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, and mathematical reasoning skills through creative projects and innovation with technology. No matter which program you choose, we're confident that your child will have a great time learning and exploring with us!
Will the classes be taught by experienced instructors?
Classes offered by Telebort are taught by dedicated teachers and programmers who are experienced in computer science education and provide peer-to-peer mentorship to students.
The instructors are committed to inspiring and educating kids and teens in digital making and are equipped to provide a full spectrum of computer science education, including learning material, and real-world projects.
Are there any prerequisites for the classes or do students need to have any prior knowledge of coding?
The prerequisites for our classes can vary. You can check our website; https://www.telebort.com to know more information on the prerequisites needed. So, don't worry if your child don't have any prior knowledge of coding as we have programs that is suitable for them.