Grades 6–10

The 14-week ideaSpark course is grounded in a design process that includes discovery, ideation, prototyping, user testing and sharing. Jr. High students begin using computer science as a problem-solving tool. They develop proficiency in computer programming languages and collaborate to complete their own creative project, with possibilities ranging from mobile apps to websites. At the end of the semester, student teams share their projects at Demo Day with family, mentors and sponsors in the audience.

Program Goals

  • Experience computing as a medium for representing and solving problems
  • Use programming concepts and methods to create applications
  • Collaborate with peers using pair programming and by working in project teams 
  • Explore fields of study and careers to understand the impact of technology
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills

Spring 2018 for ideaSpark
 

3D Game Development

Student teams will create web-based 3D games, while developing skills in Javascript, a popular computer programming language. Students will learn the basics of 3D game development and work with a partner to build a game in which they can move an avatar around in a virtual world.

Locations

Alkami Technology
5601 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

The MIX Coworking & Creative Space
9125 Diceman Drive, Dallas, TX 75218

Bottle Rocket 
14841 Dallas Pkwy, Floor 8
Addison, TX 75254


Website development

Student teams will create their our own websites, while learning some web development languages - HTML to create content, CSS to style their website and Javascript to make it interactive.

Rosemont Elementary and International Language School (Dallas ISD)
719 N Montclair Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

 


Questions about registration?

Contact Ben Davis: ben@boldidea.org, 214-442-1635