If the pandemic has shown us anything, it has proven that there are mounds of different ways to do things. It’s shown us to think out-of-the-box if we want to thrive. Kids are included, especially when talking about their activities.
While some programs have been sidelined, others are still running, just a little differently. At MakerKids, we still provide quality programs in robotics, coding, and engineering, but are now offering them in a virtual setting. This way, kids don’t have to miss out on the exciting programs they love when they’re home.
Our virtual pods are just one way we continue to reach our students and challenge their minds.
Virtual Pods at MakerKids
Our virtual pods are a success because we can really focus on each child since there are no more than five students per pod. In larger settings, especially virtual ones, kids may not get the attention they need. This can cause them to get frustrated and not get as much out of the program as they can.
Whether it’s robotics, coding, Minecraft, or a mini-maker virtual pod, the teacher to student ratio is 1:5 or better. Children in grades 1-8 can take part. All mentors leading the pods have had background checks and have undergone rigorous training to make sure they’re qualified for the job.
Virtual Pod Programs
In our robotics pod programs, kids learn how to use online robotics simulator technology to make a variety of electronic creations. This can include things like real lights, circuits, or their own takes on how to solve real-world problems. If they can dream it, they can make it happen!
Coding skills are ones they can use their entire lives, especially since coding jobs are in high demand. During our virtual pods, kids not only learn how computers work, but they also develop their creative skills to make their ideas come to life.
They learn the skills needed to code their own games as well as character development, storyboarding, animation, and beta testing.
Kids who take part in our Minecraft virtual pods can build on their Minecraft skills as they learn how to make the game even more amazing. They will discover how computers and servers work as well as basic computer programming concepts.
Many times, kids start off in a Minecraft program but then develop an interest in STEM topics such as robotics and coding. Either way, it’s a great way to get their wheels turning.
Children in grades 1-2 can take advantage of our mini-makers pods. This program introduces all three core topics: coding, robotics, and Minecraft. They will learn key skills like design, problem-solving, and planning. They’ll also see the importance of experimenting with different ideas and retrying them when they don’t work out in the first place.
Our entire virtual pod programs provide kids with fun and interactive lessons that they can use well after their program is over. For more information, call us today at 1-844-MAKERKIDS or visit us online today!