A student at the UT Martin Jackson Regional Center Lego Camp is shown using an online program to complete his creation.

University Outreach hosts online coding course for kids

The University of Tennessee at Martin University Outreach is offering Captain Skyhawk’s Coding Crew, an online summer program for students in third through fifth grade to learn about coding, from 9-9:45 a.m., June 22-26 and July 6-10.

Students will create games and projects through lessons about sequencing, functions, conditionals, variables, loops and sprites through interactive games such as Angry Birds and Minecraft. They will also learn how to create algorithms, organize and analyze data, and implement problem-solving skills in their projects.

Jill Warren, who teaches technology and computer skills, will instruct the course. Students will need access to a computer with internet connection and pencils and paper.

Registration can be found at www.utm.edu/nondegree/coding and will cost $25.

For more information, contact Debbie Mount, director of Non-Degree Programs, at dmount@utm.edu.


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