Android Users not looked after
My child attended the 2 day animation course recently, unfortunately he was the only person who was using an Android pad instead of the rest of the children in his session. The first day he mentioned he was coupled with a buddy who they did a movie together, I asked whether he had learnt anything he said hardly any as he wasn't the owner of the Ipad. Fair enough. We all know if anyone who does not have hands on experience with anything especially with electronic equipment the experience and learning is limited. I asked him whether he asked for ...assistance during that day, he said he did but wasn't received. Fair enough, I thought maybe my child is a bit quiet and shy that's why I didn't questioned further. The next day when I dropped him off to the class again I insisted to the teaching staff / my kid also if he had trouble and whether he could get assistance using his Android Pad. The second day, I picked him up again his pad wasn't used. When I asked the staff, what had happened they said they saw him again using his buddy's Ipad. To me, I couldn't emphasis enough the feedback to the staff there, whether it was well received & listened was a big question mark. I felt like he didn't learn as effective as the other children even though we paid the same fees.
My child spent 3 days at YouTube creators and didn’t learn anything new. It is a program suitable for very beginners. This was an underwhelming experience. I would have liked to see more effective ways to use YouTube, creating channels, gaining subscribers, how to upload and ways to use YouTube safely and effectively.
Wasn't very good this time.
On the first day we went back over what we had already done in Spark so it felt like just filling time with what we've done before. Then the next day code camp wasn't working in the afternoon and we had to fill in time playing games.
Kids don't build / create an iphone app as codecamp claims. What each kid creates is a game that runs on the "Code Camp" app. The game is not an iphone app in itself. The "Code camp" app is the app that allows the game to be run on the iphone. My kids attended the spark course, don't know about the other courses. My kids did say they had fun.. hence the 2 stars.
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Hi, we are booked into the Animation Camp at St Andrews for 5/6 January and have requested a refund multiple times in the last 2 weeks (via email and chat on the CodeCamp website) due to covid lockdown on Northern Beaches. To date I have received no response whatsoever from anyone at CodeCamp. Could someone please help. Happy to provide booking reference etc when not via a public forum. Many thanks, Andrew Tait
Hi Andrew, apologies for the delay here on Product Review. I can see that the team replied and processed a full credit on January 4. Please feel free to reach out via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if any follow-up questions. Many thanks. Ben
Do you need to have done spark or ignite before you do this camp. (even if you have prior experience from another provider?)
The description says you do but the latest description I read of ignite said "unless you have heaps of outside experience". Best to call and confirm.
Hi, I am considering enrolling my 5 1/2 into the coding course at Newcastle Grammar. He can be a little shy around kids he doesn’t know and quiet in big groups. I was just wondering if a course like this would be good for him and how many have booked for the 16 & 17 course and if there were any boys booked in?
Hi Alissa, thanks so much for getting in touch. Our Little Heroes camp is designed to get kids working together in teams to solve fun coding problems. We often find that kids who are shy will walk away with new friends and a newfound love of coding :) Little Heroes tends to have a 50/50 male/female ratio so that won't be an issue either. Thanks, Josh
Ok great it sounds like a lot of fun. Do you have many spots left for the 16 & 17?
Hi Alissa, we still have good availability for those dates in Newcastle. We expect this will sell out nearer the time though :)
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