Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Game Design with Kodu (Beginners)

    • Course Information (READ FIRST)

    • What is Coding? The Jam Sandwich Example!

    • Lesson 1 - Design Your Game World

    • Lesson 2 - Adding Characters & Objects

    • Lesson 3 - Programming Objects

    • Lesson 4 - Paths & Losing Points

  • 2

    Game Design with Kodu (Intermediate)

    • Lesson 5 - Clones & Creatables

    • Lesson 6 Health Bars & Power Ups

    • Lesson 7 - Camera Controls & Adding Additional Pages

    • Lesson 8 - Multiplayer & Increasing Difficulty

    • Revision Quiz

  • 3

    Computer Aided Design - CAD (Beginners)

    • Course Software (READ FIRST)

    • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Sketch Up

    • Lesson 2 - Designing Your Own House

    • Lesson 3 - Adding Additional Features

  • 4

    Computer Aided Design - CAD (Intermediate)

    • Lesson 4 - Using the 3D Warehouse

    • Lesson 5 - Creating a Skate Park

    • Lesson 5 - Creating a Skate Park (demo)

  • 5

    Computer Aided Design - CAD (Advanced)

    • Lesson 6 - Animating Your Drawings

    • Design Your Dream School

    • What else can you design?

  • 6

    Game Design with Scratch (Beginners)

    • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Scratch

    • Lesson 2 - Switch Costumes in Scratch

    • Lesson 3 - Adding Sounds & Creating a Band Animation

    • Lesson 4 - Special Effects & Robot Dance Game

    • Lesson 5 - Adding Extensions and Name That Tune?

  • 7

    Game Design with Sploder (Retro Arcade)

    • Getting Starting - Introduction to the Software

    • Lesson 1 - Creating Your Game World in Retro Arcade

    • Lesson 1 - Accompanying Guide

    • Lesson 2 - Adding Collectibles & Enemies in Retro Arcade

    • Lesson 3 - Accompanying Guide

    • Lesson 3 - Add Switches & Instructions

  • 8

    Game Design with Sploder (Platform Creator)

    • Lesson 1 - Creating Your Game World in Platform Creator

    • Lesson 2 - Next Stages in Platform Creator

  • 9

    Game Design with Sploder (Physics Creator)

    • Lesson 1 - Creating Your Game World in Physics Puzzle Maker

    • Lesson 2 - Additional Features in Physics Puzzle Maker

  • 10

    Game Design with Sploder (Classic Shooter)

    • Lesson 1 - Introducing Classic Shooter

    • Lesson 2 - Creating a Mission in Classic Shooter

  • 11

    Game Design with Sploder (The Algorithm Crew)

    • Lesson 1 - Introduction to The Algorithm Crew

  • 12

    Coding with Python (Beginners) - Coming Soon!

    • Lesson 1 - Introducing Python

  • 13

    Coding with Python (Intermediate) - Coming Soon!

    • Introduction to Turtles in Python

  • 14

    Game Creation with Roblox (Beginners)

    • Introduction to the Software

    • Introduction to Roblox Studio - Cheat Sheet

    • Session 1 - Overview & Introduction to Templates

    • Session 2 - Creating an Obby in Roblox

    • Session 3 - Obby Challenge

Meet your Instructor(s)

Lynne Kerr, Director, ComputerXplorers

Lynne Kerr

I consider myself very lucky as I get to do what I love every day, working with kids as well as have the flexibility that comes with running your own business. Our aim is to give kids the opportunity & confidence to learn the latest tech which will give them a head start in an increasingly tech driven world & parents the confidence that they are providing the best opportunity for their kids. We design our own amazing computing activities & offer a huge range of courses from programming & coding to 3D & 2D animation & web design. We are constantly striving to provide classes that are professional, engaging & most of all fun & inspiring!

What are students are saying

He LOVED IT!

Lynn, Parent

"Huge recommendation for ComputerXplorers. My Minecraft mad 11 year old LOVED it. The recorded tutorials were easy to follow. It was really well run, well explained & well worth a look"

..the benefit is obvious

"It's so nice to have classes like this available from an organisation that is not a big, overpriced outfit. It's like the difference between seeing a band at Wembley Stadium and seeing them at Brixton Academy...far better experience for my daughter, and the benefit is obvious"

EPIC!

Rhys, Age 9

Sometimes only one word is needed and, for us, it doesn't get any better than this!

..it was awesome!

Finn, ComputerXplorers Student

"It was great to be able to work on coding a video game whenever I wanted"