Learn How To Code with Coding Express (Age 2+)

The Coding Express is designed to help preschool teachers develop children’s understanding of cause and effect relationships, and early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping, and conditional statements .

Using these lessons, you’ll support the children’s learning, helping them to practice early coding skills, like problem-solving, computational thinking, and using digital tools to design and express ideas . At the same time, they’ll be developing early literacy and language skills .

The children are likely to stop the train one of three ways: 1) By hand, which they’ve learned in the getting started activities 2) Using the red action brick 3) Using the red stop brick

Make your train pause, stop, change direction, sound the horn, and more! Taking the familiarity of a train and combining it with the new action bricks, early learners will learn through play about sequencing, looping, conditional coding, and cause and effect by placing the new action bricks within the train’s track. Each action brick creates a specific action allowing for students to test and redesign ways to problem-solve and work together to get their train to its destination.

Lessons for Coding Express were developed based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the 21st Century Early Learning framework (P21) and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework guidelines and will enable young children to learn early coding skills while preparing them to thrive in the 21st century.

The free optional app combines physical play with digital intervention and is designed to enhance the experience. When you introduce the app, the 4 different themed activities change the way the action bricks behave, altering the effect on the train.

 Curriculum – The solution includes a Teacher Guide build which contains 8 online lessons: 4 lessons use the physical set and 4 lessons use the digital app. The Teacher Guide also includes 8 short online video tutorials to help you make the most of the solution.The lessons have been developed using science, math and technology guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the 21st Century Early Learning framework (P21) and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

 Software and apps –A free optional app for iOS and Android devices is included and provides 4 themed activities: Journeys, Characters, Music and Math – creating a collaborative and interactive experience for your early learners.

KEY LEARNING VALUES

  • Sequencing
  • Looping
  • Conditional coding
  • Express ideas with digital elements
  • Language & Literacy
  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking

📢📢 ⚠ ANNOUNCEMENT ⚠ 📢📢

Dear all beloved customers,

Please be informed that Little Botz Academy will be closed for Hari Raya Aidilfitri from Friday – Sunday, 15th – 17th June 2018.

We will continue our operation as usual on Monday, 18th June 2018.

With that, we are wishing you and your family Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 😊

 


4 DAYS – LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 CRASH COURSE

4 DAYS – LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 CRASH COURSE

It’s an exclusive opportunity to learn about robotics and coding by using LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) Education EV3 in 4-days!.

The LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) EV3 kit contain software and hardware to create customizable, programmable robots. This  robotics set come with a programmable intelligent brick which controls motors and sensors. It enables student to construct and program quickly and easily, and then progress to more complex robotic models.

It is the quickest way to start building your first robot. You will dive head first into engineering basics, skill up with coding exercises, and by the end of the course you’ll have an understanding to dive deeper into LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) EV3 .

YEAR END SALE PROMOTION

Normal Price: RM750

PROMO PRICE: RM650 (1 + 2 FREE Access Pass)

Waived Registration Fee (RM75)

[SAVE RM370]

PREREQUISITE

This 4 – Days  crash course is for beginners.

Day: Monday – Thursday

Time: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm

SLOT OPTIONS

Option 1: From 27 Nov –  30th Nov 2017

Option 2: From onDec – 7th Dec 2017

Option 3: From 11 Dec – 15 Dec 2017

 

YES! I’M INTERESTED.
(*Terms and Conditions Applies)
Why choose 4 DAYS – LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 CRASH COURSE ?

Our expertly crafted activities are designed around tailoring the teaching and learning to suit each individual’s needs. Students who attend these crash course will be extended, encouraged, and challenged while being supported in a small group setting by one of our experienced and qualified teachers. This 4 DAYS – LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 CRASH COURSE are currently targeted to students age 7 and above.

Our Aims

The aims of the programs are to:

1. Giving children a new way to learn Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering in a fun setting.
2. Provide children with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the rapidly developing field of computational intelligence, robotics and other related areas.
3. Encourage an independence of thought, an intellectual curiosity and a critical approach to evidence, theories and concepts in a theme-led environment.

Learning Outcomes 

On successful completion of the programs, they will be able to:
Set up the robot and learn about its basic operation and maintenance.

USING THE SOFTWARE: Learn the general usage patterns frequently used in
the EV3 Programming Software

MOVEMENT: Use sequential commands to make the robot move and turn using
medium and large motors.

SENSORS: Use Sensors to stop the robot in different situations.

DECISIONS: Use Loops and Switches to control the program with smarter
decisions.

PROBLEM SOLVING – how to command a robot to achieve tasks on the basis
of sensor information.

The crash course are designed to grow students’ abilities to program
their robot and investigate how sensors work. The challenges then
provide a way for students to apply their learning to a more open ended
task.

YES! I’M INTERESTED.
(*Terms and Conditions Applies)

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Introducing our new Flexi- Class concept at Little Botz Academy

[ROBOTICS AND ENGINEERING CLASS FOR CHILDREN!]

Hey! Hey! Hey! 😁😁

We always look forward to provide the best way for your kids to learn at Little Botz Academy!!

📌 What is Flexi-Class?

Students may enrol at any time during the year and progress at their own pace within their enrolment period, guided by instructors who strive to meet individual needs.

Students start the class on a set date, and develop with their instructors a schedule to complete the course within the next 3 months.

Available Classes:
🔼 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (Age requirements: 7 and above)
🔼 LEGO Education WeDo (Age requirements: 5 – 7y/o)

📌 Benefits

🔼 Use the latest LEGO Education robotics technology to build and program cool creatures/model which can move using motors, sensors, gears and wheels.

🔼 Nurture children’s STEM skills with fun robotics classes.

🔼 Our robotics and engineering classes are great fun and brilliant for nurturing skills in maths, technology, mechanics, construction and engineering.


Interested?

Give us a call/Whatsapp or drop us an email:
☎ Phone: 03 – 77322373
☎ Call/Whatsapp: +018-358 0232
✉️ Email:atria@littlebotz.com

or pay us a visit!

Little Botz™ Academy (Branch)
Atria Shopping Gallery
Lot No. S22. Second Floor.
Jalan SS 22/33. Damansara Jaya.
47400, Petaling Jaya.
Selangor.


Uiwix, yet another ransomware like WannaCry – only more dangerous

Uiwix, yet another ransomware like WannaCry – only more dangerous

In the last few days, the internet has been caught off guard with numerous updates being posted regarding the sprawling effects of the WannaCry ransomware that exploited the vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to hack more than 75,000 computers and counting last Friday.

Nevertheless, it seems like the worst is yet to come. In a recent report by HeimdalSecurity, another ransomware, going by the name of Uiwix, has emerged, which is exploiting the vulnerabilities found in Windows SMB v1 and SMB v2.

Is Uiwix similar to WannaCry?

Experts say that they have found traces of WannaCry in Uiwix. However, this does not mean that this ransomware is one and the same. Unfortunately, unlike WannaCry, Uiwix cannot be stopped from spreading just by registering a domain.

That is, previously, security experts were able to restrain the spread of WannaCry and its variant by registering the domain through which the ransomware was spreading. However, with Uiwix, this does not seem to be an option. Hence, it is safe to say that Uiwix is far more dangerous than WannaCry.

How does it work?

Uiwix works just like WannaCry by hijacking a user’s system altogether and preventing access to it until the user has paid the demanded amount of money. Also, the payment is demanded in bitcoins, and with the current exchange rate, the bitcoins demanded are equivalent to USD 218.
Uiwix ransomware note

How to fix the problem?

Since Uiwix cannot be stopped like WannaCry, the only way to contain the virus is to fix the vulnerability that appears to be present in Windows.

Attackers are easily able to exploit these vulnerabilities in a network if it’s enabled because, even when the system uses SMB v2 or v3, if the attacker can downgrade the communication to SMB v1, he can exploit the system. This is where the man-in-the-middle attack of a Windows SMB v1-enabled system can become an issue, even if it’s not being used, said Andra Zaharia of Heimdal Security

How did Uiwix initiate?

It is quite surprising to have two similar ransomware exploiting the same vulnerability to appear twice so quickly. The only explanation is that the vulnerabilities in Windows software have not been fixed yet.

What is more surprising though, is that the security experts had been raising the issue with regards to these vulnerabilities in the past and the relevant companies had taken no action. Perhaps, this is because fixing the vulnerability calls for the relevant companies to collaborate extensively and share the resources to remove the flaw. Up till now, such collaboration has not been seen.
Prevention is better than cure

Given that the virus cannot be stopped as of now, the only way to protect yourself is to take some preventive precautions to avoid any trouble in the future. As such, experts warn that connecting your PC to a public WiFi spot and then initiating a VPN connection can spread the virus more severely. Hence, this is to be avoided at all costs.

Also, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Do not open an unknown email
  2. Do not download files from an unknown email
  3. Do not click files from an unknown email
  4. Avoid visiting malicious sites
  5. Do not download software and apps from a third-party store/website
  6. Show hidden file extensions
  7. Keep your system updates
  8. Make sure you are using a reputable security suite
  9. Back up your data
  10. Use System Restore to get back to a known-clean state

The best defense against ransomware attacks is keeping a backup of your data. Apart from that, it is advised that users keep their systems updated with the latest security fixes released by Microsoft.

Source: https://www.hackread.com/uiwix-ransomware-like-wannacry-ransomware/


NEW INTAKE 2017

GREETINGS MILLENNIAL TECH TALENT !

GOOD NEWS GOOD NEWS !

Are you looking for an after school activity which teaches a range of skill? Let’s Sign-up to our 3 Months Development Program at Little Botz Academy!

There are 3 available classes that we are offering which are :
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 – Level 1
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 – Level 2
Scracth Programming – Level 1

 

Our course is suitable for:
🚩 Age 7 and above.
🚩 Young innovators who knows what they want to learn.
🚩 Young Innovators that have very packed schedules.

The new intake timetable can be viewed at http://www.littlebotz.com/v3/timetable-2/

Let’s discover 21st century learning together !

Contact Us NOW (limited places) 
Phone: 03 – 77322373
Whatsapp: +018-358 0232
Email:atria@littlebotz.com


News : School Holiday MARCH 2017 Workshop

Our annual school holiday workshop was held on 20th-23rd MAC 2017. Approximately 30 students had participate in the 4 days workshop, embracing the 21st century learning creatively. The children were exposed to LEGO Mindstorm EV3 and Scratch with 4 different themes.

 

Day 1 : Titanic – The Lost Evidence 

 

DAY 2 : Defense of The Roman Empire


  

DAY 3 : Journey to Space

DAY 4 : Exploring the Inca Empire


NEWS : Partnership with Kidxy

We are please to announce that Little Botz™ Academy is now a partner of Kidxy. 

Kidxy is the new way for parents to discover, explore and book amazing children’s activities that best fit your family’s schedule. The activities comprise of various field such as sports, language, music instrument & rhythm, science technology & culture, arts crafts & cooking, indoor gyms & playgrounds, and more.

Let’s together discover your child abilities and interest with Little Botz™ Academy and Kidxy !

Sign up to Kidxy unlock a new world of possibilities

Enjoy various packages and activities at members only prices.

 

Source : Kidxy