Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow

Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow – Summer Break – Age 9 to 14 and 6 to 9

Our popular Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow is coming back between 1st1st July and 15th August

This time we will be running Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow Monday to Wednesday 10 am to 3pm, with a lot more enhanced features of Computer Games Development this year.

Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow – will provide the seperate classes for age Age 9 to 14 and 6 to 9.

Does your child want to learn to make their own games? How about learn how their console games are made? This is all available during our Games Development Boot Camp this Summer! At our Kids Summer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow, they will learn about Game Development and about various Game Engines.

Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow Course Schedule for Age 9 to 14 and 6 to 9

 

Please Register here for the Kids Summer Camp:Register

 

Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow Computing Syllabus for 9 to 14 years old

Each week of the Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow will focus on a different area of computing, ranging from basic computing skills through to intermediate to advanced coding and software development.

The Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow will be structured as follows:

Week 1 (2nd July – 6th July 2018): 2D Computer Games Development and Essentials of Computing


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This platform will be different from the one used in week 3.





      • Download and install programs

      • What is a game?

      • How are games made?

      • Understanding layout

      • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

      • Testing created games

      • Behaviours and events

      • Peer game testing




Multiplayer Games





      • Adding collectables

      • Drawing a score board

      • Connecting to a network

      • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom




Introduction





      • What is a computer?

      • Operating systems

      • Files, folders and paths

      • File types

      • The PC

      • Windows versions

      • CPUs

      • Memory types

      • Components of a PC




Software





      • What is software?

      • Downloading software

      • Installing software

      • Uninstalling software

      • What can software do inside a computer?




Hardware





      • What is hardware?

      • Examples of hardware

      • Hardware vs software

      • Identifying input/output ports




The Internet





      • Browsers

      • Cookies

      • Search engines

      • Password security

      • Websites

      • URLs

      • Downloading using the internet




Week 2 (9th July – 13th July 2018): 2D Computer Games Development and Essentials of MS Office and Coding


Open Office





      • Installing Open Office

      • Making a document

      • Customising headings and text

      • Alignments

      • Text effects




Excel Spreadsheets





      • Spreadsheet building

      • Rows and columns

      • Charts

      • Formulae




Basics of Programming





      • Different languages

      • Variables

      • Loops

      • Decisions

      • Functions




Week 3 (16th July – 20th July 2018): 2D Games Development and Customising PCs


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This platform will be different from the one used in week 3.





      • Download and install programs

      • What is a game?

      • How are games made?

      • Understanding layout

      • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

      • Testing created games

      • Behaviours and events

      • Peer game testing




Multiplayer Games





      • Adding collectables

      • Drawing a score board

      • Connecting to a network

      • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom




Customising PCs





      • Changing the background

      • Screensavers

      • Shortcuts




Week 4 (23rd July - 27th July 2018): 2D Computer Games Development


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This platform will be different from the one used in week 3.





      • Download and install programs

      • What is a game?

      • How are games made?

      • Understanding layout

      • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

      • Testing created games

      • Behaviours and events

      • Peer game testing




Multiplayer Games





      • Adding collectables

      • Drawing a score board

      • Connecting to a network

      • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom




Week 5 (30th July - 3rd August 2018): 2D Games Development and Powerpoint


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This platform will be different from the one used in week 3.





      • Download and install programs

      • What is a game?

      • How are games made?

      • Understanding layout

      • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

      • Testing created games

      • Behaviours and events

      • Peer game testing




Multiplayer Games





      • Adding collectables

      • Drawing a score board

      • Connecting to a network

      • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom




PowerPoint





      • Creating a presentation

      • Animations

      • Images

      • Videos

      • Text effects

      • Showing a presentation as a slideshow




Week 6 (6th August - 10th August 2018): 3D Animation and 3D Games Development


Animation





      • Use pivot animator

      • Create players

      • Import sprites/models

      • Move players

      • Use frames and onion layers

      • Create motion of at least 30 seconds

      • Interactivity with players




3D Games Development





      • Download and install program

      • Create a scene

      • Import characters

      • Add textures and layers

      • Important graphics created

      • Add logic andphysics to game

      • Debug




Summer Boot Camp for Kids Glasgow Computing Syllabus for 6 to 9 years old

Each week of the Summer Boot Camp for Kids Glasgow will focus on a different area of computing, ranging from basic computing skills through to intermediate to advanced coding and software development.

The Summer Boot Camp for Kids Glasgow will be structured as follows:

Week 1 (2nd July – 6th July 2018): 2D Games Development and Introduction to Software


Introduction



  • What is a computer?

  • Operating systems

  • Files, folders and paths

  • File types

  • The PC

  • Windows versions

  • CPUs

  • Memory types

  • Components of a PC


Software



  • What is software?

  • Downloading software

  • Installing software

  • Uninstalling software

  • What can software do inside a computer?


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc



  • Download and install programs

  • What is a game?

  • How are games made?

  • Understanding layout

  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

  • Testing created games

  • Behaviours and events

  • Peer game testing


Week 2 (9th July – 13th July 2018): 2D Games Development, Robotics, Hardware and the Internet


Hardware



  • What is hardware?

  • Examples of hardware

  • Hardware vs software

  • Identifying input/output ports


The Internet



  • Browsers

  • Cookies

  • Search engines

  • Password security

  • Websites

  • URLs


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This will be different from the one which has been taught in the previous week.



  • Download and install programs

  • What is a game?

  • How are games made?

  • Understanding layout

  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

  • Testing created games

  • Behaviours and events

  • Peer game testing


Robotics: Robot Coding


Week 3 (16th July – 20th July 2018): 2D Games Development, Customising PCs and Open Office


Customising PCs



  • Changing the background

  • Screensavers

  • Shortcuts


Open Office



  • Installing Open Office

  • Making a document

  • Customising headings and text

  • Alignments

  • Text effects


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This will be different from the one which has been taught in the previous week.



  • Download and install programs

  • What is a game?

  • How are games made?

  • Understanding layout

  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

  • Testing created games

  • Behaviours and events

  • Peer game testing


Robotics: Robot Coding


Week 4 (23rd July - 27th July 2018): 2D Games Development, Excel and Powerpoint


Excel Spreadsheets



  • Spreadsheet building

  • Rows and columns

  • Charts

  • Formulae


PowerPoint



  • Creating a presentation

  • Animations

  • Images

  • Videos

  • Text effects

  • Showing a presentation as a slideshow


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This will be different from the one which has been taught in the previous week.



  • Download and install programs

  • What is a game?

  • How are games made?

  • Understanding layout

  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

  • Testing created games

  • Behaviours and events

  • Peer game testing


Robotics: Robot Coding


Week 5 (30th July - 3rd August 2018): 2D Games Development and Robotics


2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc. This will be different from the one which has been taught in the previous week.



  • Download and install programs

  • What is a game?

  • How are games made?

  • Understanding layout

  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds

  • Testing created games

  • Behaviours and events

  • Peer game testing


Robotics


Week 6 (6th August - 10th August 2018): 3D Games Development


3D Games Development



  • Download and install program

  • Create a scene

  • Import characters

  • Add textures and layers

  • Important graphics created

  • Add logic and physics to game

  • Debug


Robot Coding


About lunch and other requirements 

  • Kids are required to bring their own meals and a water bottle for their lunchtime break.
  • Kids are advised to bring their own laptops to keep the programs they make and the software we install; however we have our own computers to allow them to create the programs and they can bring in a pen drive to save their work.
  • The  Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow  start at 10am and finish at 3pm Monday to Wednesday.

Terms and Conditions

  • Please inform us if your child has any allergies or is on any medication.
  • For health and safety reasons, please do not bring any food containing nuts.
  • Once paid, money is non-refundable.
  • Some kids’ pictures will be used for social media, if you have any objections to this please let us know.
  • Once you have booked the classes, it will be your responsibility to remember what date and time the classes will take place as mentioned in the table below. We will not take any responsibility if you forget the class dates; however if you book through Eventbrite, this will send you a reminder about the event.
  • This will be parents duty to drop and pick up the kids from the centre, we will not be phoning to confirm if someone have not attended the class. A parent is supposed to notify us in case of absences.
  • Once kids are here and signed in then the child will be our responsibility until sign out.

Deals for  Kids Summer Computer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow and Early Bird discounts

The price per week of the summer boot camp for kids Glasgow is £85. Discount of £10 per week will be offered to those who book for three weeks in advance.

You can also bring your child early and pick them up later at the additional cost of £5 per hour. Feel free to send any enquiries regarding the Summer Boot Camp for kids Glasgow  through our website.

We are flexible with dates: Kids can pick which weeks they attend

To allow you to base your child’s attendance at the Kids Summer Games Development Boot Camp Glasgow around your summer holidays and other obligations, you can choose which weeks of the Boot Camp your child attends.

The course will run for 6 weeks in total with each week consisting of a different module and games. You can choose to register your child for as many weeks as you wish as each week is self-contained – there is no obligation for your child to attend for the whole 6 weeks or to attend only on consecutive weeks.

 

Why should my child improve their computing/coding skills?

As coding is relatively new to the education system in comparison to traditional subjects like English and maths, many parents may wonder why it has suddenly begun to receive so much attention and why their kids are being encouraged to learn to code.

Just a few of the reasons include:

  • IT, software and computer services are the largest sector in the creative industry – in 2014, it was almost double the size of the second largest sector (advertising and marketing)
  • The IT sector employs a massive number of people – in 2016, 674,000 people were employed in jobs in the IT, software and computer services sub-sector
  • There is a high demand for IT graduates as there is a skills shortage to vacancy ratio of 43% amongst Science, Research, Engineering and Technology professionals
  • IT professionals are typically very well-paid, with those working in the science, technology and engineering sectors earning roughly 20% more than those in other sectors

Most of all, learning coding benefits children on a personal level – it enhances their creativity, improves their problem solving ability, and is a fun and satisfying activity for them to take part in.

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