There are different ways of experiencing programming and digital creation – you just have to find the way that works for you and that you find interesting.
Lisa Söderlund, Kodcentrum
Last year, Nickelodeon partnered up with the non-profit organization Kodcentrum to introduce kids to coding and programming in the competition Kodkampen. After last year’s success, the competition is back for another round.
In this year’s version of Kodkampen, kids between the ages 6 and 12 are encouraged to try out programming in a fun and easy way. In the coding tool Scratch, the kids create their own remix of the Norwegian pop duo Marcus and Martinus hit songs, and create a music video to go with it.
This year, children can choose to compete in Kodkampen together with their class and we encourage teachers to do this as part of the education. Coding is soon to be integrated into Swedish schools as all children will learn programming from primary school, and hopefully Kodkampen can be a fun way of introducing this.
– With Kodkampen, we want to show all children and youths that coding is a great way of being creative and giving life to your ideas! There are different ways of experiencing programming and digital creation – you just have to find the way that works for you and that you find interesting. That’s why the musical theme with Marcus and Martinus’ contribution is so inspiring, says Lisa Söderlund at Kodcentrum.
At Nickelodeon, we’re happy to be part of such an important and exciting initiative. If you are interested in knowing more about Kodkampen, please visit http://kodkampen.nickelodeon.se/
All the best,