CodeQuest 2019 Competition

The CodeQuest is a programming competition from Grok Learning using Blockly and Python open for all school students from all of the countries. The competition started on Monday, 28th October 2019 until Sunday 1st December 2019, when the kiddos completed a set of challenges every week.

The students from various KodeKiddo centers participated in this CodeQuest 2019. The results of the competition have now been released, and 26 students from KodeKiddo reached the top of the leader board! Great works kiddos!

Congratulations for all the kiddos who made it to the leader board as the top performers! Below is the excerpt of the Leader Board.

Download the complete list of students in the Leader Board here:

CodeQuest 2019 Results

Sample certificate for the Perfect Score from one of our kiddos.

Learn coding with block codes as well as with text-based coding using Python programming language by joining this competition next time. In KodeKiddo, all of our students get the opportunity to participate in international coding competition so that they can apply what they learned and improve their skills too!

Some sample questions from the competition:

Bebras Challenge 2019 Results

Congratulations for another good result from KodeKiddo kiddos in Bebras Challenge USA!!!

Bebras is an international initiative aiming to promote Informatics (Computer Science, or Computing) and computational thinking among school students. It is the basis for coding and programming.

The Bebras Computing Challenge is organized in over 30 countries and designed to get students from all over the world excited about computing.

Each participant gets 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.

The challenges were delivered in KodeKiddo classes between Nov 4-18, 2019.

The kiddos did very well!!

  • Over 700 KodeKiddo students participated in this competition from more than 15 KodeKiddo centers as well as at the schools that have partnership with KodeKiddo for their coding program.
  • On average in most of the categories, our results are higher than the average from overall California and US participants.
  • 24 kiddos got “Best in School” achievement.

Extra thumbs up for these kiddos who got the Best in School!!!

All the kiddos who participated in this event get a certificate from the Bebras Challenge US Committee. Example of the Certificate for one of our kiddos who got the perfect score. Good job Javelyn!

All KodeKiddo participants certificates and results can be downloaded here:

Machine Learning for Kids with KodeKiddo

The best way to teach kids about machine learning is through hands-on
experiences, and by making it fun using examples close to their interests.
What is machine learning? We probably use machine-learning systems every day without even knowing it. The technology gives us spam filters, our Facebook News Feeds, digital assistants, search engines, online shopping recommendations, and more. Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence which lets computer systems to perform a specific task without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead.

While computers historically relied on people to tell them what to do and how to react, developers are creating machines that are able to learn. This means the robots can make their own decisions, giving them artificial intelligence.

To introduce this concept to children, during the Holiday Program and extra
curricular program, KodeKiddo held a course with the topic of “Machine Learning for Kids” for middle school and high school kiddos. Each project is done in Scratch, a widely used educational coding platform, and using IBM Cloud services to access Watson Assistant, IBM’s Machine Learning system. This course goes through step-by-step guide to create several programs using concepts of machine learning. Samples of the projects are such a program which makes a character that smiles if you say nice things to it and cries if you insult it, recognizes different hand positions when playing rock, paper, scissors, or makes recommendations based on certain data entered.

In this course, the kiddos learned the basic concepts of machine learning and implemented them in their coding to understand how machine learning can make their programs work better. In the first steps, they gathered data samples to train the program. After that, they created User Interface (UI) using Scratch and incorporate the additional command blocks in Scratch for the implementation of machine learning tasks, including using APIs from IBM Watson

In simple terms, here are the three steps: 

  1. Collect examples of things you want to be able to recognise
  2. Use the examples to train a computer to be able to recognise them
  3. Make a game in Scratch that uses the computer’s ability to recognise them

At the end of the program, the kiddos worked in a team to create one personal project using the concepts they learned and present it to the parents. See some examples below.

These kiddos are part of KodeKiddo extracurricular coding program at @LEC Laurensia Enrichment Center in Santa Laurensia school, Alam Sutera. They learned how to train simple machine-learning models and use them to play games and complete interactive projects in Scratch.

With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence technology around us, even kiddos should learn this machine learning concept earlier! 

Videos from the LEC Programs

Videos from the Holiday Program – Machine Learning Theme

Reference: 

https://machinelearningforkids.co.uk/ https://www.ibm.org/activities/machine-learning-for-kids

Learn the Fundamental of Machine Learning. Download this Machine Learning for Dummies eBook from IBM.

Year End Holiday Program 2019

Coming Back in Time for Year End School Holiday!!

Perfect balance of fun, learning & technology.

Fill up  holiday time with something productive.

Give them a step up and a head start to get 21st century skills.

Join KodeKiddo coding holiday program.

  • Program for kids 7 – 15 years old
  • Extensive program, 5 days a week
  • Two weeks of December 16-20 2019 and January 6-10 2020. Different topics each week
  • Laptop, tablet, robot & material provided by KodeKiddo
  • Bring your creations at the end of the program
  • Snacks are provided. Bring your own lunch
  • Course fee range of Rp 750.000 – Rp 1.250.000

Special Discounts:

Group discount (3 or more) : 10% off  
Multi-weeks discount            : 10% off

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WeCode Competition

This year, several KodeKiddo kiddos participated in WeCode Coding Competition 2019.
WeCode is a multi-tiered programming competition organised by Eduspec Holdings Berhad.
This event is hosted by a different Country Partner every year. For 2019, WeCode International is hosted by China.

This competition is open to all primary and secondary students; aged 7 to 18 years old. Students have to produce an original creation of either a game, interactive story or mobile app. Students who qualify will join the international competition to compete against other students from all around the world.

Objectives:

  • To nurture 21st Century skills among students
  • To promote Computational Thinking
  • To encourage Problem-Solving Skills
  • To stimulate students’ interest in coding and STEAM
  • To instill independent learning skills to students through researching the theme and mission​

Congratulations to our kiddos from KodeKiddo Dago Bandung and KodeKiddo Denpasar who had achieved these top places in WeCode Indonesia Coding Competition!

Kategori Apprentice (kelas 1-3)
Top 1: I Gusti Ngurah Bagas Arya Nugraha
(High Scope Bali – KodeKiddo Dps)
Top 2: Ida Ayu Tanaya Mahalakshmi (sekolah CHIS – KodeKiddo Denpasar)
Top 3: Adriel Darius Tambunan (BPK Penabur Banda – KodeKiddo Dago)
Top 5: Regina Karen Joe (BPK Penabur Banda – KodeKiddo Dago)

Kategori Advanced (kelas 4-6)

Top 2 : Priscilla Veni Aprier (BPK Penabur Banda – KodeKiddo Dago)
Top 3 : Reagan Moses Trijoso (BPK Penabur Banda – KodeKiddo Dago)
Top 5 : Emily Nathania Wijaya (BPK Penabur Banda – KodeKiddo Dago)

Kategori Expert (SMP)
Top 3: Ezra Maranatha Sianturi (SMPK1 Bandung – KodeKiddo Dago)

NCSS Challenge 2019 Competition

The NCSS Challenge is a programming competition using Blockly and Python open for all school students from all of the countries. The competition started on Monday 29th July, 2019 and running for about 5 weeks, when the kiddos completed a set of challenges every week.

KodeKiddo participated again in NCSS Challenges 2019 with over 124 of our students participated. The results of the competition have now been released, and 27 students from KodeKiddo reached the top of the leader board with Perfect Scores! Great works kiddos!

Congratulations for all the kiddos who made it to the leader board as the top performers!

See the complete story in our Blog and download the list of KodeKiddo kiddos on the leader board : NCSS 2019 Leaderboard_KodeKiddo

Web.Comp 2019 Grok Web Competition

Web.Comp is a web competition for school students that was organized by Grok Learning for students from various countries. It’ll teach you how to build a website as we go along, rather than expecting you to be an expert already.

Why learn web design? Every time you use the web, you’re seeing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Creating a website is one of the most useful technical skills you can learn.

In 2019, we have 72 KodeKiddo students from 10 centers all over Indonesia participated in this competition, together with students from countries all over the world!

See our blog for the complete story.

WonderLeague Competition

The Wonder League Robotics Competition started in 2015 and has reached more than 43,000 kids in just a couple of years. This growing network of coding and robotics teams uses our all-inclusive program to inspire an early love of coding, computer science, and tangible learning.

Coding is the new team sport for future teach leaders and innovators. Teams of kids ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14 will design solutions for real-world science and technology challenges by programming Dash, Dot.

KodeKiddo participated the first time in this competition in 2017 with 8 teams from Gading Serpong, Bandung, and Palo Alto centers. Few of our teams made it through the invitational round and competed for additional challenges.

Grok Learning NCSS Competition 

The NCSS Challenge is a programming competition open to all school students from all of the countries. The NCSS Challenge is unlike any other programming competition. We’ll teach you how to program as we go along, rather than expecting you to be an expert already. If you’re a seasoned coder, we have something for you too – the problems range from relatively simple to mind-bendingly hard.

KodeKiddo participated in NCSS Challenges in 2017 & 2018. This year (2018) over 65 of our students participated in this competition.
The results of the competition have now been released, and 19 students from KodeKiddo came in at the top of the leaderboard with Perfect Scores! We got a special email recognition from Grok.

Congratulations for all the kiddos who made it to the leader board as the top performers.

Leader board for Competition Level: Intermediate (Python).

https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-i…/leaderboard/primary/https://groklearning.com/…/challe…/leaderboard/intermediate/

Leader board for Competition Level: Beginners (Python).
https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-b…/leaderboard/primary/
https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-be…/leaderboard/junior/
https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-b…/leaderboard//senior/

Leader board for Competition Level: Beginners (Blockly).
https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-b…/leaderboard/primary/
https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-be…/leaderboard/junior/
https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-be…/leaderboard/senior/

Leader board for Competition Level: Newbie.
https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-n…/leaderboard/primary/

https://groklearning.com/…/challenge-ne…/leaderboard/senior/