ICTSlab, we learn to code and we code to learn
- Posted by: ICTSlab
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“A computer is a magic box and by using it we can built everything.” That is the meaning of a computer for one of the first children to join ICTSlab on their innovative journey. An abstract meaning, but in the same time meaningful, her definition about computers stands true because of what we can really achieve through a computer.
Through years, creators and innovators have proved how the unthinkable can turn into reality, and sometimes it takes just a spark to shine within us, to change the world. All this people, that through years made fantasies come true, had something in common: imagination. Who but a child can fantasize more? ICTSlab innovative center has the capacity to give children’s imagination the place it needs, through multifunctional labs and modern technologies. As strange or impossible an idea may sound, those who built today, are the ones that will shape the future tomorrow.
It is our duty to help our children unfold their creativity and make their ideas happen, because themselves, they can only be creative.A lot of children today use technology, but most of them in the wrong manner. They are very capable to use it, play with it, to communicate and entertain. However, this just makes them very good at interacting, not creating with technology.
That’s why they must learn coding.
Coding won’t make children necessarily programmers , but they will gain some important skills, that will help them shine in any field and challenge they may face in the future.
Coding develops critical thinking, which means children will handle a problem easier by analyzing and finding a solution in a logical way. Beyond this, children will use this way of thinking to better understand the world that surrounds them. Coding develops creativity and with every problem they face, they will be able to find new solutions. The potential of coding will be known better in the near future when dozens of opportunities, challenges and skills are born in a global economy.
ICTSlab’s children will learn to code, but more importantly will code to learn. By using Scratch programing language, they will find their inner motivation to earn new skills in order to complete their projects, which translate in real-time results.
Furthermore, ICTSlab gives children a chance to share their projects not only between themselves, but also present them to tech experts, making them part of the best tech community in the region.
The most successful children will get a chance to compete with their innovative projects at the most important local, national and regional competitions where will find the support and the much needed motivation to move ahead in the digital future.