Jr. Coding and Robotics Club @ ASIJ 2021 Sep​

Jr. Coding and Robotics Club @ ASIJ 2021--2022

State of Emergency Update

Due to the declaration of the State of Emergency, ASIJ ELC is suspending all after-school activities starting January 11th for a minimum of two weeks.

the class is full

Thank you for interesting to take our class. Unfortunately, our class is full. We have some seat left at Shirokanedai. Please consider to take our class at Shirokanedai. Otherwise, please contact us We will put you on the waiting list. Trial class reservation: https://codinglab.jp/trial/

Age 4-6 classes at Shirokanedai

In the Jr. Coding and Robotics club, kids learn to code computers and robots.  We use a fun and easy to use language called Scratch Jr. and an assortment of robots.  Students make games, interactive stories, program robots to solve puzzles, and more. 

Our goal is to give kids a chance to experience programming, robotics, and science in a fun and nurturing environment. 

Coding Lab Japan is run by ex-Microsoft software engineers. We want kids to learn the fundamentals of programming, but we want it to be fun and engaging so kids learn to love technology and coding.

Primary Focus: Coding with Scratch Jr. and Robotics

Secondary Focus: Problem Solving, Mathematics (basic arithmetic), science, spatial and temporal awareness, memory rotation, storytelling, and having fun!

Step to registration

1. To reserve your place in the class, please register from below.

2. Please wait for our confirmation mail before making a bank transfer.

Bank Transfer Info

Please indicate ASIJ before the deposit name

Bank Name楽天銀行 (0036) | ラクテン | Rakuten Bank (0036) 
Branch Name (#)第二営業支店(252)| ダイニエイギョウシテン | daini eigyo (252)
Account Info普 7590666 | Saving 7590666
Account Nameド)インキュレート |  INCURATE LLC

Minecraft Cup 2021

Note: Please make a separate reservation for each child.

Kick Off Meetings (online) -- July 23 & July 30 @5:00pm (JPT)

(Email us if you cannot join a kickoff meeting but want to participate)

Google AI Contest 2021
Please let us know if you have any questions.

2021 1-day Workshops

1 day workshop (all levels okay)

1-Day Workshops are open to students of all levels–from no experience to Advanced.  The aim of the workshops are  to let students experience a technology, get hands on experience, learn the basics so they can continue at home if they like, and have fun!

Intro to Minecraft

7/13 13:30-16:30
8/17 13:30-16:30

Intro to AI Machine Learning

7/14 13:30-16:30
8/18 13:30-16:30

Intro to Discord Bots

(Advanced Topic -- Ages 10-12 by approval)
7/12 13:30-16:30
8/16 13:30-16:30

Intro to Minecraft

7/13 13:30-16:30
8/17 13:30-16:30

Intro to AI Machine Learning

7/14 13:30-16:30
8/18 13:30-16:30

Intro to Unity

(Advanced Topic-- Ages 10-12 by approval)
7/15 13:30-16:30
8/19 13:30-16:30

Git, Github, and Unix Shell Commands

7/12 13:30-16:30
8/16 13:30-16:30

Intro to Unity

7/15 13:30-16:30
8/19 13:30-16:30

Google AI Contest Meetup

Note: Please make a separate reservation for each child.
Google AI Contest 2021
Please let us know if you have any questions.

App Inventor Setup

App Inventor Setup

Preparing for Class

 

  • Programming Language
  • Google Gmail account
  • Android devices
  • Software Emulator (optional)
  • Textbook
Programming Language/Platform

App Inventor is a web based programming language, so students do all their coding via the web browser. Note, Google Chrome and the Microsoft Edge (based on Chromium) work best.

Google Gmail Account

App Inventor requires a Google Account. This lets students log in to the App Inventor site and save all of their projects in the cloud. Note, this Google account cannot be part of Google’s Family Link.

  • If students do not have an existing Google account, please create one before the start of class.
    https://www.google.com/gmail/
  • On the day of the class, please make sure the student knows their login information: username and password.
  • If you prefer to not give your child access to their own account/email, we recommend you create an account that you control so you can change the password to restrict access.
Android Devices

We have Android devices at the school that students can use.  Students can also use their own device, just install the App Inventor Companion App.

For online students, if you don’t have a device, no problem, you can use the software emulator (info below).

Android Software Emulator

If you do not have an Android device, you can use the software emulator.  An emulator is a virtual device that runs on your computer.

Emulator Setup:

  1. http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/setup-emulator
  2. Choose the installation for your device: Mac, Windows, or Linux
  3. Download and Run the installer
  4. We can help you setup the emulator if you have questions are run into problems. 
Textbook

For students joining the class online, we will send you information on how to access the textbook online. For student’s joining the class in-person, we will provide them with a printed copy of the textbook.

App Inventor セットアップ

事前セットアップ

 

  • Programming Language
  • Google Gmail account
  • Android devices
  • Software Emulator (optional)
  • Textbook
Programming Language/Platform

App InventorはWeb-Baseのプログラミングになりますので、生徒はWeb Browserを使用してプログラミングを行います。Google ChromeやMicrosoft Edgeを使用を推奨。

Google Gmail Account

App InventorはGoogle Accountが必要です。ご利用になられているアカウントを使用してApp Inventorサイトにアクセスし、Cloudに保存します。ファミリーLinkされているGoogle Accountは使用できません。

  • Google Accountをお持ちでない場合は、事前に作成してきてください。
  • 授業ではログイン名とパスワードを生徒自身で入力できるようにしてきてください。
  • もし、お子様にアカウント/メールアドレスを渡したくない場合は、保護者の方が作成し、後ほどパスワード等を変更できるようにしてください。
Google Gmail Account

アプリを制作して、タブレットやスマホのアンドロイド上で動作させることができます。教室では無料で貸し出ししておりますが、もし生徒自身がアンドロイドをお持ちでしたら是非お持ちください。

オンラインで受講していて、アンドロイドデバイスをお持ちじゃない場合でもエミュレーターを使用して開発可能です。

デバイスをお持ちの場合はApp Inventor Companion Appをインストールしてきてください。

Android Software Emulator

アンドロイドデバイスをお持ちではない方はエミュレーターをご利用いただけます。エミュレーターはあなたのパソコン上でアンドロイドデバイスの疑似的に表示してくれます

Emulator Setup:

  1. http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/setup-emulator
  2. ご利用のOSを選択してください。Mac, Windows, or Linux
  3. ダウンロードしてインストールを実行
  4. クラス受講開始する前にエミュレーターの実行等でご質問等ございましたら、ご連絡ください。 
テキストブックについて

オンラインで受講のお子様には、オンラインテキストブックを共有させていただきます。対面式のお子様には印刷されたテキストブックを提供させていただきます。

Workshops — February Break 2021

Workshops -- February Break 2021

During the February Winter break (Feb 18, 19, 22, 23) the following 1-day workshops are available.  Students can sign up for one or all the workshops.  There are coding workshops and non-coding workshops that require no coding experience. 

All Age 7 - 18

The following two non-coding workshops are open to all students, new or previous students.  No coding experience necessary.   

Internet Safety: passwords, privacy, and staying safe online.

This non-coding workshop is open to all students. We’ll discuss the importance of online security, how to stay safe on the internet, and digital citizenship.   

Computer Architecture: how computers work.

This non-coding workshop is open to all students.  We’ll discuss the major components of a computer (motherboard, CPU, etc.), how computer memory works, and how programs run on a computer.  

Date 15:15 -- 16:15
Feb 18, Feb 22
Internet Safety
Feb 19, Feb 23
Computer architecture
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 7-9)

    ¥3,300¥6,380
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 10-12)

    ¥3,300¥6,380
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 13-18)

    ¥3,300¥6,380

Age 7-9

Scratch & Cryptography (Sending Secret Messages)​

Have you ever wanted to send secret messages to your friends? In this coding workshop you’ll learn how to make (encrypt) secret messages that only your friends can open (decrypt) and read. Students will learn what a cipher is and how they work, what is encryption, what is decryption, and code a secret message app in Scratch.

This class is for students how have completed Scratch Beginner 2. 

Scratch & Smart Home (micro:bits)

Smart homes are homes which have smart gadgets which provides the house with information, such as light sensors, digital assistances, and refrigerators that tell you when to buy more milk. Let’s learn how to code the micro:bit and its sensors to make smart devices for your house such as burglar alarms and temperature sensors.

This class is for students how have completed Scratch Beginner 2. 

Scratch & A.I. Game Bots​

Do you want to learn how to make a game with bots that can make decisions for themselves and beat a human player? In this coding workshop students will learn what is A.I., how to make a game bot that can make intelligent decisions, and make a game in Scratch with computer opponents.

This class is for students how have completed Scratch Beginner 2. 

Scratch & Virtual Robotics (VR bots)

What is a robot and how can you code one? Let’s learn how to code and control robots in Scratch. Students will program a virtual robot in Scratch which they can code to move, sense the environment around it, solve puzzles, and challenges. Students will learn what is a robot, what are sensors, and how to code their VR robots.

This class is for students how have completed Scratch Beginner 2. 

Schedule Age 7-9

Date 10:00 -- 12:00 13:00 -- 15:00
Feb 18
Scratch & Cryptography
Scratch & Smart Home
Feb 19
Scratch & A.I. Game Bots
Scratch & Virtual Robotics
Feb 22
Scratch & Smart Home
Scratch & Cryptography
Feb 23
Scratch & Virtual Robotics
Scratch & A.I. Game Bots
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 7-9)

    ¥3,300¥6,380
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 10-12)

    ¥3,300¥6,380
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 13-18)

    ¥3,300¥6,380

Age 10-12 13-18

Python & Cryptography Cryptography is the study of encryption and decryption which is used extensively in computers to secure information. In this coding workshop we’ll learn what is cryptography, what is a cipher, what is encryption, and what is decryption. Students will make a Python app that implements a common cipher to encrypt and decrypt text. And they’ll learn how to use some of Pythons built-in cryptographic services.
Age10-12 This class is for students how have completed Python Jr. 1
Age13-18 This class is for students how have completed Python 1

Intro to Web Programming: HTML & JavaScript

Have you ever wondered how a webpage works? How to create your own website? What is HTML and JavaScript? Is this coding workshop students will learn how to use the basic building blocks of web programming: HTML and JavaScript, how a web browser works, and make their own interactive website.

The class is open to all students.

Intro to Roblox Game Coding

Have you played Roblox games before? Have you ever wanted to make your own Roblox game? In this coding workshop we’ll introduce Roblox game development. Students will learn how to use Roblox Studio, learn the basics of Lua (the programming language used by Roblox), and make their own obby (obstacle game).

Age10-12 This class is for students how have completed Python Jr. 1 or App Inventor 1
Age13-18 This class is for students how have completed Python 1

Coding Discord Bots in Python

Have you seen bots in Discord and wondered how they work? Wondered how bots can reply to your messages or commands? In this coding workshop students will learn what a Discord bot is, how to create a Discord server, how to code a Discord bot using Python, and finally how to use webhooks to connected their bot to other websites.

Age10-12 This class is for students how have completed Python Jr. 1
Age13-18 This class is for students how have completed Python 1

Schedule Age 10-12 & 13-18

Date 10:00 -- 12:00 13:00 -- 15:00
Feb 18
Python & Cryptography
Intro to Web Programming & JavaScript
Feb 19
Intro to Roblox Game Scripting
Coding Discord Bots in Python
Feb 22
Intro to Web Programming & JavaScript
Python & Cryptography
Feb 23
Coding Discord Bots in Python
Intro to Roblox Game Scripting
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 7-9)

    ¥3,300¥6,380
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 10-12)

    ¥3,300¥6,380
  • Workshops -- February Break 2021 (Age 13-18)

    ¥3,300¥6,380

Winter Classes 2020

Winter Holiday Classes 2020 - 2021

Classes are 5 days, Monday–Friday, or 4 days Monday – Thursday.  New classes start every Monday. In-person at Shirokanedai and Online.  

First holiday camp starts the week of December 14th. 

Please send questions to info@codinglab.jp. Or join a  free coding trial: Coding Trial

Age 4-6

09:45–10:45

New students start here.

10:50 – 11:50

After the Beginner class, students take Intermediate level classes.  

 

Age 7 - 9

10:00 or 9:30 – 12:00 

New studetns start here.

Take after Beginner 1.

12:15 – 14:15

  • micro:bits
  • Minecraft
  • mBots

Take after Beginner 2 or by approval. 

Age 10 - 12

10:00 or 9:30 – 12:00 

Kids learn how to plan their mobile app, design, code, test it, and more. 

Take after App Inventor 1.

12:15 – 14:15 or 14:45

Kids learn coding fundamentals in a popular text-based language. 

Take after Python Junior 1. 

14:30 – 16:30
or
15:00 – 17:00

Intermediate project based classes using Python, App Inventor, and micro:bits.

Take after App Inventor 2 and Python Junior 2

Age 13 - 18

10:00 or 9:30 – 12:00 

Students learn coding and computer science fundamentals in a popular text-based programming language.

New students start here. 

12:15 – 14:15 or 14:45

Take after Python 101.

Take after Python 102.

Students practice their Python skills by solving coding problems appropriate for their level.  

Take during or after Python 101, 102, or 103.

Refer-a-friend program

Refer-a-friend Program

If  you refer a friend and they sign up for a class at Coding Lab Japan, both you and your friend will receive a 1,000 yen coupon for your next class.

Please inform us when your friend signs up and we will issue a coupon.

Coupons are valid for 3 months.  1 coupon can be used per purchase.   

Contact

for inquiries please email

info@codinglab.jp

Minecraft Cup 2020

Minecraft Cup 2020

Coding Lab Team awarded Best Coding Team on Minecraft Cup 2019

We partially localized from https://minecraftcup.com information (as of 8/10/2020) and our class info.

Basic info

  • Official Website: https://minecraftcup.com/
  • Individual Submissions (not a Group Project)
  • Open to any students worldwide, but you must submit documents in Japanese.
  • Under 18
  • Sign-Up: https://minecraftcup.com/apply/
  • Must use Minecraft Education Edition (info below)
  • Final Submission Date: November 23, 2020

Minecraft Education

  • Students must use Minecraft Education Edition for the competition
  • Minecraft Education License will be loaned for free to each student.
  • Valid: July 22, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021.
  • After you sign up, Microsoft will email you the username/password in about 3 business days.
  • Windows 10, Mac, iPad, Chromebook
  • Download: https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download

Age groups

Students under 18 as of March 31, 2021

  • Elementary school lower grades: 9 years old (third grader) or younger
  • Elementary school upper grades: 9 years old (4th grader) to 12 years old (6th grader)
  • Middle school division: 12 years old (1st year middle school student) to 15 years old (3rd year middle school student)
  • High school student division: 15 years old — 18 years old

Theme

School of the Future, a place where each person can challenge their possibilities.

Evaluation

  • Society5.0・SDGsなど、未来を考えるテーマを実現して、多様な人々が充実した暮らしができるか
    How does your world address future-oriented themes, such as Society5.0 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Does your world enable diverse people to fulfill their lives?
  • テーマに対して様々な調査を行えているか
    Research done on theme.
  • プログラミングやレッドストーンが活用され`ているか
    Programming and Redstone. How much programming was used? How much Redstone was used?
  • 計画を立てて取り組むことができるか
    Planning

Judging

  • First screening: Initial selection by experts (coach community)
  • Second screening: The works that have passed the first screening will be published on the official website. Peer voting conducted by the participant who submitted the work.
  • Final examination: Presentation will be presented by the participants at the final examination and evaluated by the judges

Submission

Here are the basic things each student will need to submit.

  • World data (.mcworld file) from “Minecraft: Education Edition”.
  • Thumbnail image with the title to be displayed when introducing the work.
  • 5 screenshots of the world (.jpg or .png format 1920 x 1080 size or more)
  • MakeCode programs – code files you created to build parts of your world. *Optional
    o Even though this is optional, I would recommend that students save their code and include it in their final submission.
    • Tip: Save code files to your computer often. Sometimes code can get deleted in MakeCode so it’s good to save to your computer ofter. In the code editor, click the Gear icon, click Save.
    • The Share button will save your code to the cloud and create a link you can include in your final submission.

Coding Lab Japan – Events

  • Coding Lab Japan will host a Minecraft World that students can join online
    • We’ll send more info soon.
  • Coding Lab Minecraft Mini Hackathons
    • Coding Competitions within Coding Lab Japan
  • Coding Lab Mentoring
    • More info soon.
  • Coding Lab Minecraft Classes
    • Minecraft and Scratch
    • Minecraft and Python
    • Upcoming Classes (more classes scheduled soon)

Coding Basics/Tips in Minecraft Education Edition

  • In Minecraft Education, type “C” to open the code editor. Choose “Microsoft MakeCode”
  • Don’t forget to press the “Play” button on code to start it.
  • To run code in Minecraft, type “t” to open the chat commands. Then type the name of your command.
  • Save code files to your computer often. Sometimes code can get deleted in MakeCode so it’s good to save to your computer. In the code editor, click the Gear icon, click Save.
  • To create a shareable link to your code (which you can share with the judges), click the Share button in the code editor.

Private Lesson

Private Lessons

Private – Semi Private – Private Groups

We can teach all of our regular classes in private, semi-private, and private group classes. 

In addition, we teach other languages/technologies such as C#, Lua, Roblox & Lua Game Programming, C# & Unity Game Programming, Java, Go, C, C++, Javascript, and more.  As well as soft computer skills such as typing, Word, Excel, basic computer skills, and how to build computes. 

We tutor in Mathematics, English, Biology, AP Computer Science, and other school subjects.

Please contact us it there is a particular skill you would like us to teach and we will let you know if we have the expertise in-house to teach it.   

Private

Class for one
¥9900
¥ 8,580 per/hour (incl. tax)
  • For One Student
  • Flexible time
  • Regular or Custom Curriculum
  • Online / In-Person
Popular

Semi-Private

Class for two
¥13200
¥ 12,012 per/hour (incl. tax)
  • For Two Students
  • Flexible time
  • Regular or Custom Curriculum
  • Online / In-Person

Private Groups

After School, Private Groups
Contact us
  • Three or More Students
  • Flexible time
  • Regular or Custom Curriculum
  • Online / In-Person

Regular Group Lessons

If you're looking for regular group lessons (non-private), please see our regular class schedule. Or contact us if you have any questions. If you are new to our school, please try our free trial class.

Contact

for inquiries please email

info@codinglab.jp