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Geek Squad Academy Online Learning

Tech courses that kids will love and anyone can teach.
Geek Squad Academy Online Learning is a free educational program that shows young learners the wonders and opportunities that technology holds. We're excited to provide resources to youth aged 10 to 16 for a variety of STEM topics.

Free tech courses for kids 10 to 16

Picture perfect mobile.

Did you know you can take amazing photos, even from a mobile device? This course will show you and your learner how to get the most out of the camera features on a smartphone or tablet, and teach you some easy picture taking techniques. Get ready to strike a pose and snap some shots!

Together you'll learn:

  • The different elements of photo exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Various techniques to compose a great photo: the rule of thirds, landscapes, and portraits
  • How to use mobile editing software to enhance a photo: brightness, cropping, and sharpening

Bending binary.

Binary is a number system that provides a solid foundation for understanding how computers, and even our own brains, function. Binary is based off something called a “base-2 numbering system”. We’ll get into that later, but don’t worry - if you can count to ten, you’re well on your way. It's time to get busy with binary!

Together you'll learn:

  • What binary is and what it can be used for
  • How to convert a decimal number into binary
  • How to convert words and names into binary using ASCII
  • How to convert binary numbers into hexadecimal
  • How to write and decode your own secret message using binary and hexadecimal

Web Know-How.

In this course, you and your learner will discover the hidden code behind websites. You will learn about HTML, tags, CSS, and how they come together to create the websites you use every day. Let's dive into HTML coding!

Together you'll learn:

  • What HTML and HTML tags are
  • How HTML tags can affect elements on a webpage
  • How CSS and HEX codes impact the design of a webpage

Game development with Godot.

Godot is a free, open-source game engine that allows users to create video games from scratch. This course will introduce you to some of the basic tools of Godot, help you understand how games can be made, and allow some time for your learner to create their own game. Let's get going with Godot!

Together you'll learn:

  • How to use the basic tools of Godot to build a video game
  • How to write some basic game code
  • How to create different objects that interact with each other
  • How to include constants in your code

Contact us

If you have any comments or questions regarding Geek Squad Academy Online Learning, email us at academy@geeksquad.ca