Coding Lab Student Feature: Wang Jun Min, 13, NUS High School of Math and Science
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by Coding Lab
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Meet Jun Min, our avid coder and Secondary One student currently studying in his dream school, NUS High School of Math and Science, which he entered through Direct School Admission (DSA). As one of Coding Lab’s earlier students (he started when he was barely 7 years old), we catch up with him since his previous blog feature. Jun Min, now a student at NUS High, has a love for coding and drawing. Putting the two together, he is excited by the possibility of becoming an app and game developer! You may also recognise him when he won 2nd Place in our International Coding Showcase 2020 Ages 10-12 (S ..read more
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Fun Techtivities in December!
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by Thinzar
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School holidays are in full swing, and we are all no doubt thinking about how to best enjoy our time before the next year begins. This is where techtivities come in – activities where you can learn more about the immense possibilities of technology, while having fun at the same time!  For December’s #TechFact, did you know that 40 years ago, the computer was named the “Man of the Year” by TIME Magazine? This is the first time the editors of the magazine selected a non-human recipient for the award. It speaks of the large impact computers had in the world 40 years ago, and clearly still pe ..read more
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International Coding Showcase 2021 Summed Up
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by Coding Lab
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Coding Lab’s annual International Coding Showcase (ICS) is a collaboration with Coding Lab Japan to showcase our brilliant (and brave!) students ages 7 to 18 and their very own projects – whether it’s Scratch, App Inventor or Python – and share them with the world. ICS 2021 saw Coding Lab students not only from Singapore and Japan, but also from other countries such as Germany, Indonesia and the United States! With coding foundation and knowledge from our MIT-inspired coding classes, our students put in their blood, sweat and tears and used their ingenuity and creativity to create videos and p ..read more
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#CodingLabParenting: Top 5 Educational STEM Games for Your Children
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by Coding Lab
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We know that you’ve got lots of things to do, so we’ve hunted down and made a list of 5 Educational Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Games for Children – so you don’t have to search for them yourself! Now, screen time can be productive and educational, and the family can relax and wind down together after a long day. Get your phones and tablets ready to download – and let’s take off into the world of educational games! 1. Smart Tales For Ages 1-5 Learn STEM concepts through interactive animated stories and games with this award-winning app! Smart Tales is a combination ..read more
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Fun Techtivities in November!
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by Coding Lab Team
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School holidays are almost here! It’s always fun to start thinking about what we can do during our holidays. Why not combine some fun and tech-learning by participating in some techtivities?  Starting off with November’s #TechFact, did you know that the term “robot” was first popularised by science fiction in 1920?  When Czech playwright Karel Čapek had an idea for a play with artificial workers, his brother suggested calling them robots, derived from Czech words robotnik and robota, forced worker and forced labour respectively. (Source) Now that we’ve learnt a new titbit, keep scr ..read more
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Coding Lab Educator Feature: Interview with Yin Xuan Tan
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by Coding Lab Team
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Today, we will get to know one of our most passionate and dedicated educators, Tan Yin Xuan! With a love for working and teaching people, Yin Xuan’s foray into the tech industry to empower and educate her students definitely makes for an interesting story! Find out more about why she brings a unique perspective to her classroom! Hi Yin Xuan, can you tell us more about yourself and your journey into teaching? I am a graduate from NUS Sociology and I love to playing games or watch shows. I’m currently hooked onto the Animal Crossing video game and I also like to watch K- Dramas. I’m passionate a ..read more
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#CodingLabParenting: Video Games as Stepping Stones to Success
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by Coding Lab
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Today, our Educator and Assistant Curriculum Team Lead, Hovan Tan, will be sharing with us his insights and personal experiences with video games. He’ll also talk about understanding your child’s games, what you should be wary of and how video games are stepping stones to success for your child. Let’s hear from Teacher Hovan! Video Games. Many of us love and enjoy playing them as a hobby (even as adults), though by default, we try to have our kids spend less time on them despite their pleas to play on. Well, for as long as I can remember, I have always loved and enjoyed playing video games. M ..read more
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Fun Techtivities in October!
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by Coding Lab Team
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Exams are coming up, or may soon be over for some of us. While working hard, it is important to take a break as well. Why not take a break to have fun and discover the amazing things technology has to offer through some techtivities? Let’s first learn something new. For October’s #TechFact, did you know that the first computer programmer was Ada Lovelace? In the 1840s, she pioneered her work on the Analytical Engine, which is often regarded as the world’s first computer – setting an example for women in tech ever since. (Source) Now that we’re all warmed up, keep scrolling on to discover te ..read more
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Coding Lab Student Feature: Darius Yong, 13, School of Science and Technology
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by Coding Lab Team
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Education plays a significant role in the lives of children – both as a milestone and as a journey in itself. As Educators at heart ourselves, we understand the challenges that come with each unique learning experience. Therefore, when a student under our tutelage achieves an educational goal, it is our honour to share the celebratory news! Welcome to another edition of Coding Lab’s Student Features. Today’s precocious guest is 13-year-old Darius Yong, who made us proud by successfully securing a place at the School of Science and Technology (SST) in advance through Direct School Admission (DS ..read more
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Hear From Our Founder: Experiencing a Best-in-Class Curriculum Part II
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by Coding Lab
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In the previous series, our Founder Mr Yong Ning Foo shared with us how our award-winning, MIT-inspired coding curriculum was thoughtfully created. Yong Ning and his two children, Audrey (9) and Mitchell (7), after their Young Computer Scientists: Cognitive Artificial Intelligence class Today, in the second part of this Hear From Our Founder series, we sit down with Yong Ning and his two children and inspirations – Audrey and Mitchell, ages 9 and 7 respectively – who are students of Coding Lab themselves! Hear all about their experiences and get the answers to the most commonly asked questions ..read more
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