Codelearn is a programming and computational thinking after-school program designed especially to introduce these disciplines to young learners. The school, which currently operates in around 30 academies and serves students from around the world through its online platform, has been steadily growing since it opened its first academy in 2013. Over all these years, thousands of kids and teenagers have discovered the Codelearn universe and their new superpower, computational thinking, a cross-cutting skill applicable to any field that helps us solve all kinds of problems.
Extracurricular activities are very important for the comprehensive development of children and teenagers. These activities are done outside of school hours and therefore provide a great opportunity to help them explore their own interests, meet other children with similar interests, learn skills that complement their formal education, and acquire values that will contribute to their personal growth, such as the importance of effort, discipline and teamwork.
The grand final of the Karel Challenge 2023 was held on Saturday, June 3. More than 100 young programmers traveled to Barcelona to face the last phase of this programming competition, which is organized annually by Codelearn. Throughout the day, the participants tested their speed, strategy and precision when programming, but in the end there were only two winners: Oriol Garcia (KC Senior) and Sergi Ventosa (KC Junior)
This week we are celebrating the last theme week of the school year, which will be dedicated to Boolean Attack, an online card game that is available on the Codelearn platform and is a variant of the classic Cheat game (which is also known as I Doubt It). Cheat is a game that usually can be played by using a standard deck of cards and the aim of the players is to run out of cards before their opponents. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to lie and deceive the other players and, at the same time, be able to see when the rivals are lying.
The 7th edition of the Karel Challenge, the programming competition open to everyone and organized annually by Codelearn, will take place from May 2 to June 3. However, as in recent years, there will also be an online format of this programming competition so that everybody can participate from anywhere in the world. The Karel Challenge Online will start on June 5 and will end on July 1. Are you ready for a new challenge?