How we teach coding in schools
In Hello World Kids our methodology in teaching focuses on the most important aspect related to children: Simplicity. We kick it off by introducing basic concepts of programming with unplugged activities and a minimum amount of instructions in order to spark their curiosity and fire up their sense of exploration. In doing so, kids can build up their own way of thinking and understanding.
This process allows the students to learn by testing their own code and learn from their own mistakes. In addition, collaboration is an essential part of our curriculum; students discuss questions together, share their ideas and learn from each other’s experiences.
The teachers are provided with several teaching resources:
The teacher’s guide contains
Weekly plans for the whole semester
At Hello World Kids we implement a two-way communication method. Every semester we visit the schools that adopted the Hello World Kids curriculum and evaluate the teaching process and the teachers. During these visits, we meet with the teachers to consult them.
In return, teachers provide us with feedback on challenges they might have faced. As a result, we adjust our curriculum according to their feedback. This continuous development makes the Hello World Kids curriculum adaptable for all schools.
The National Little Programmer Contest
More than 80 schools around Jordan have already adopted the Hello World Kids curriculum.
“turtle.move(100), turtle.turnleft( ) …. etc became the everyday language of AMS students. Our students replaced their common language with Small Basic language. Programming classes have enlightened the students’ tunnel of logical thinking and computer skills. Thank you Hello World Kids!”
“We decided to go with Hello World Kids program to teach our kids coding as we felt it’s designed to make learning coding fun and easy. The curricula is very engaging and it’s differentiated to cater for different students’ levels and abilities. Our boys are proudly speaking Small Basic and they cannot wait to create their masterpieces. “
“We, Al Hofaz Academy, thank and appreciate Hello World Kids company, represented by Mrs. Hanan Khader, on the programming curriculum as it creates the spirit of challenge, creativity, and determination among our students.
We learn coding using Small Basic, how to get the pictures from the internet & use them. I wanted to become a doctor when I grow up but now I’ve changed my mind, I want to be a programmer. It inspired me to look after the small details.
I wanted to learn programming because I love computer games, now I know how to design some. I think the future of coding will highly affects computer games.