Learning to code is no longer a luxury—it’s an essential skill. And, while many students learn to code after school or on weekends, an increasing number are doing this in school as more schools offer a substantial coding curriculum. Cyber Square is at the forefront of this trend. It offers a full-service, online coding platform that helps schools teach coding to their students, easily.
“If you look at the world now,” says Cyber Square CEO N.P. Harris, “coding is pervasive. So much of what you see today involves code, from apps and games, to websites, and much more.”
For this reason, increasing numbers of schools are offering coding classes and activities, sometimes through an after-school program, but often as part of their curriculum.
“Schools are starting to realize that kids need to be exposed to computers at an early age,” says Harris. “They understand that coding and other types of tech expertise are vital parts of a child’s education. With technology evolving at such a rapid pace, kids with these skills will be better equipped for the job market. In addition to helping prepare them for a broad scope of jobs and careers, this will also set them up to excel in whatever path they choose.”
This is where Cyber Square plays such an important role. This company provides an online platform for learning coding that’s both innovative and easy for schools to implement.
“Imagine a school trying to develop its own learning management system and curriculum to help kids learn coding,” says Harris. “While it’s certainly possible, this could be a nightmare. Even if you have a top-rate IT team, it could take them months to set this up, and it would be extremely labour-intensive to maintain.”
Cyber Square, meanwhile, provides a far more cost-efficient solution, one which does the work for you. It can get its online learning platform up and running at a school in two weeks max. And this platform is ready-made and plug-and-play. “It requires virtually no background knowledge or expertise on the part of schools,” says Harris. “Because it’s browser-based and so easy to use, you don’t need an IT team or even a tech-savvy person to run it. Anyone can do it.”
Cyber Square offers a multi-tiered learning platform for coding that’s setting industry standards. It provides an extensive, dynamic coding curriculum through its Project Suite. “We have coding projects for each grade. Students can log in, participate in stimulating activities, and hone their skills through exercises. And teachers can easily access, monitor, and grade their students’ work through the platform.”
Cyber Square also provides additional resources and tools to support schools teaching coding. To help teachers implement its curriculum, it offers textbooks, lesson plans, and teaching aids. It also runs coding and AI clubs, automated activity evaluation and progress monitoring, and Digital Fest—a tech-project expo that enables kids to showcase their talents to the world. Students can thereby pursue their passion for coding, and develop critical skills, in a range of fun environments.
The benefits are immeasurable. Learning to code, of course, enables students to develop and sharpen their computer and tech skills. But they’ll also acquire knowledge and skills with wider application. Learning to code, research has proven, helps kids (and adults) develop problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills. It can also nurture their creativity and curiosity, which can inspire a love of learning—sometimes a life-long one.
By helping kids learn coding, Cyber Square equips them for future studies and the job market: They’ll have the skills they need to excel in a range of fields. Just as important, many kids will also acquire the confidence and drive to work in a field they’re passionate about.