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2 hour sessions once a week (4 sessions a month).
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Trial Classes

New makers must take a trial / orientation class before starting a weekly program.

Grades 3-8

Kids must be in Grades 3-8

Curriculum Platform

Kids progress through exercises on our curriculum platform and achieve badges and levels along the way.

1:8 Ratio

1:8 Maker-Mentor to Student ratio, or better. All instructors are police-checked, first-aid trained, triple-reference checked, and highly trained.

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Join our Kids Online Programs: Robotics

At MakerKids we provide ongoing virtual classes that students can join from the comfort of home, at a time that works for you.

Are you looking for the perfect activity for your son or daughter?

Our live online STEM classes will quickly have them creating fun projects within a group of their peers at whatever level they are currently at. Our live instructors make sure that they get the help they need at exactly the right time.

Interested in online kids’ STEM classes and tutoring? Your child will learn the foundations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), while building key social and change-making skills. Kids will create their own inventions in our weekly programs. Classes are 2 hour sessions once a week (4 sessions a month), after school or on the weekends. Sign up for the weekly timeslot of your choice and pay on a monthly basis.

Timeslots for our online STEM classes are limited, so register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Live Instructors

Our online environment lets your child interact with the instructor much as they would in person. Video conferencing and screen-sharing capabilities allow teachers to work with participants in a group as well as individually.

Individualized Approach

We recognize that each maker learns best at their own pace. Maker-Mentors offer individual support and help with project design and debugging to each maker individually. The video conferencing technology we use allows instructors to view each maker’s work as needed.

Small Group Sizes

Groups have a maximum of 5 students per teacher.

Whether you call it digital, virtual, remote, online, learn from home, or videoconference – participants will learn together in small groups from live teachers!

Robotics Programs

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Design the world around you! In our Robotics programs, kids will design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using an electronic robotics microcontroller and learning how to code. Kids will better understand how everyday objects around them work and will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life.

The microcontrollers we use are used by industry professionals.

Kids make electronic creations that they previously could have only dreamed of. Code a ‘robot brain’ to make something awesome. Kids get to see the results of their code right before their eyes. They realize that they can make things that others can use. Kids exercise creativity by developing project ideas, learn to design projects for specific user needs, and give and receive feedback on their designs

Skills Learned: Self-Confidence, Creativity, Teamwork, Coding, Electronics, Math, Reading, Writing, Design

Arduino TinkerCAD Robotics

The Arduino is an open source industry standard prototyping board. It is a low level controller where electricity is directly controlled and circuits containing desired components (e.g. lights, buttons, buzzers) must be wired before being used.  Many activities take the form of device operating theory, wiring instructions, and finally programming usage.

Badge Levels:

Kids can start into a badge level at anytime. They will advance to the next badge level once they have finished all the activities in their current badge level.

Arduino TinkerCAD Beginner

The beginner section focuses on LEDs and buzzers as outputs stressing the importance of visualizing the actual flow of electricity that results from the Arduino following our instructions.  Basic circuitry and programming concepts are also covered to give students a good foundation for more complex components and coding structures later on.

 

Arduino TinkerCAD Intermediate

After covering conditional statements and a few other slightly more abstract coding tools like variables, the intermediate section moves through component after component teaching kids what they do, how they work, and then presenting projects that they can utilize them in.  This includes things like potentiometers, ultrasonic sensors, light sensors, motors, and more. One of the most important “devices” covered early on is the serial monitor which allows the Arduino to communicate with the computer over USB and can be very important for debugging and calibration.

 

Arduino TinkerCAD Advanced

Taking the many components kids have now become familiar with, the focus of the advanced section is on the code that is controlling them.  More advanced structures like iterating while loops and techniques needed to handle interrupts with low level code culminates in custom subroutines that unlocks a vast number of projects that can support a greatly increased scope.

 

Arduino TinkerCAD Experts

For students not yet interested in text based programming, the expert level Arduino curriculum has lots of tricky but rewarding projects they can tackle still using block based TinkerCAD.

 

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Reserve your child’s spot in our leading-edge programs

1. Check out our calendar for classes and enroll in the weekly timeslot you want.

2. This will prompt you to add a plan to your cart

3. To add your child or children, create an account. In your profile, scroll down on the right and you can add dependents.

Space is limited. Sign up for a program today to reserve your child’s spot!

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Technical Requirements

Basic Requirements:

  • A internet connection
  • Working Microphone and Speakers – We recommend a set of headphones or headset (which has been tested and is working) with an integrated microphone so that you can hear us and we can hear you as clearly as possible. If you do not have headphones or a headset, please ensure your child is in a quiet place – as long as they have speakers and a microphone and are in a quiet place it will be fine. Please reduce background noise or move to a quiet area for the benefit of all kids in the class. 
  • Optional: Webcam – Either external or built-in (many laptops have an integrated camera).
  • Laptop or desktop (not tablet or phone)
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Chrome browser

Detailed System Requirements:

  • Broadband internet connection (ideally with at least 1.2Mbps download and 600Kbps upload speeds)
  • For Coding Classes: 4GB of RAM or more (<4GB RAM may work but may be unstable in some situations)
  • For Minecraft and Idea Incubator classes ONLY
    • Minecraft system requirements (source
      • Minecraft: PC (Windows 7 or later) or Mac (OSX 10.7 or later) computer (not a Chromebook)
        • CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent (older or less powerful CPUs may work but may be unstable in some situations)
        • RAM: 4GB or more (<4GB RAM may work but may be unstable in some situations)
    • Minecraft Java Edition Launcher Installed 
        • A Minecraft Java Edition Account Purchased
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