Outschool coding classes provide education for kids ages 5+ at a variety of different times taught by independent instructors. These classes can be convenient if you have a certain time you'd like to keep your child entertained and are working within a set budget. So today, we'll take a look at some popular Outschool coding classes and camps based on parent reviews.

Keep in mind, each Outschool teacher tends to specialize in one particular area, so there's no structured learning path for students to continue progressing or pursuing a certain career. Many Outschool parents have come to us and asked how to provide more systematic and fun computer science learning for their children, and about how some of the Outschool classes they have done compare to our award-winning classes designed by experts from Google, Stanford, Apple, and MIT. In short: there aren't many different coding topics covered on Outschool, and teacher expertise varies on a case by case basis.

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Many beginner coders start with Scratch coding classes. Developed by MIT, Scratch coding is a great way to introduce kids to computer programming because it uses simple drag-and-drop blocks rather than complex syntax. That means kids can focus on learning core coding concepts and logic, while not getting frustrated with typing errors. Here are a few popular coding and tech class options from Outschool.

1. Scratch Programming: One on One Sessions

This is a learner-led class where the topics covered will be decided based upon the learner's needs and what they would enjoy making. It's learner-paced since the point of the class is for the student to ask questions, have fun, and learn while doing. You could be a complete beginner that has never used Scratch before or you might be someone who has created a lot of projects. All students are welcome!

  • Class length: 50 minutes, meets every week
  • Ages: 6-13
  • Reviews: 5/5 stars on Outschool

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2. Coding With Scratch Jr. for Beginners

This class is for beginners and learners new to coding. Students will learn to do basic coding using the Scratch Jr app. This will be done using a PowerPoint introduction. Then, we will go to the app and break it down by exploring each function. The instructor will break it down into simple steps by modeling it step by step as students follow along and create a slide. After the teacher models each step, students will make their own slide and share it. No previous coding experience is necessary.

  • Class length: 60 minutes, meets one time
  • Ages: 6-9
  • Reviews: 4.7/5 stars on Outschool

Your student might also enjoy an online small-group Scratch Junior class led live by an expert:

3. Coding in Python | Project-Based Flex Class for Beginners

In this Outschool coding class, students will be taught some new Python programming concepts and guided to build some real-world challenging projects along with a number of assignments. However this is not a live online class. Instead students receive pre-recorded videos and handouts which have clear instructions on Python concepts and how to apply them to complete four real-world projects! Make a rock paper scissors game and more.

  • Class length: Flexible schedule over 10 weeks
  • Ages: 10-15
  • Reviews: 5/5 stars on Outschool

Your student might also enjoy a fun live online small group free intro to Python coding class led live by an expert.

4. Weekly Minecraft Coding Beginner Fun

In this class students are taught to code using Minecraft. Every week, there is a new exciting action-packed project with builds and mobs of all sorts from Halloween Town to Eiffel Tower! Each week, the class works on a new topic from start to finish so new joiners will not be at a disadvantage.

  • Class length: 55 minutes, meets every week
  • Ages: 7-12
  • Reviews: 4.7/5 stars on Outschool

Students might also enjoy a live online small group Minecraft modding class led live by an expert, with a curriculum designed by Google and Stanford professionals or a creative Redstone Minecraft building class.

5. Video Game Design: Beginner Coding

Create and code your own video game for you and all your friends to play. This class introduces students to basic coding vocabulary and techniques. Students don't need to have any previous coding experience. Kids will learn to make games via a simple visual programming language. Students learn programming logic to code characters’ behaviors and reactions to events in their games. Students learn to use the tools available in Kodu to create land, water, mountains, buildings, and more. You must have Kodu which is free but currently only runs on Windows.

  • Class length: 60 minutes
  • Ages: 7-10
  • Reviews: 4.9/5 stars on Outschool

Get started with a free online Roblox game coding intro class for students ages 9+.

What Is Outschool?

Outschool is an education platform for children ages 3-18 founded in 2015 that offers a variety of classes by independent educators. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it covers a broad range of subjects, including coding, as well as a broad range of class formats: weekly clubs, video classes, tutoring, and groups.

How Do Outschool Classes Work?

Outschool's live online classes work as live meetings over video chat at scheduled times. A class could meet just once, or many times over a semester. Most classes also involve independent homework before or after the live meetings.

For a student to attend class, Outschool provides a video chat app called Zoom. They send the link to the online classroom for each class. Most classes on Outschool use the built-in tools. For classes with Zoom, you don't need to worry about logging in - it's handled automatically.

Outschool classes are paid as a flat fee up front. Check out Outschool free class alternatives.

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