It was certainly an honour for our Early Coders Academy instructors to be invited to conduct coding lessons for Singapore Management University (SMU) students. Learning code certainly starts at all ages and we wanted to give all students, regardless of background, a chance to delve into the programming world.
We structured 3 different sessions over the course of 3 days (27th to the 29th of April) with the intention of having our students build a web app at the end of the course.
The second session built upon lessons learnt in the first session. The class went one step deeper by covering the basics of JQuery, REST APIs, more advanced page manipulation techniques. JQuery’s AJAX function was used to introduce students to how they are able to communicate with servers across the wire. This will be especially useful for students who want to learn how to customize server behavior, or who would be taking Software Engineering in the future.
Overall, it was a humbling experience teaching these handful of bright students hungry for knowledge. We hope that in the future, these students that we have taught with will grow up to be the builders of tomorrow.