Junior Coding Club

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  • How to install Minecraft Education Edition.
  • Other questions about Junior Coding Club services.

What to expect in the Junior Coding Club?

  • Membership for project-, problem-based learning, creativity and STEM education technology services.
  • Turn screen-time into learning-time opportunities.
  • Student licence for Microsoft Office 365 Education, Minecraft Education Edition, Codespark and Google Classroom.
  • Homework with state-of-art school apps from your home devices.
  • Supervised, virtual classroom where young members can log in, team up and access their learning projects.
  • Child friendly solutions made by Microsoft, Google, Apple and other education technology leaders.
  • Continuous development and integration of better experiences and new services.
Membership has been granted automatically, if your child participates in a Digitaltutor Coding Club at your local school.
How to get started
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    What do you need

    First steps

    Three things to remember or take note:

    • "codingclub.cc", the website address (URL) of the Junior Coding Club
    • Your child's Coding Club account username. It's an email address.
    • The password

    About the student account

    Your child brought or will bring home a handout letter from the Coding Club Academy sessions. It looks like the example to the right. 

    Your child’s Junior Coding Club username is basically an email address composed by the first name of your child separated with a dot “.” and the first letter of the last name followed by “@codingclub.cc”.

    Example: simon.b@codingclub.cc

    It is a fully functional email address which is also the single sign-on (SSO) into the Microsoft Office 365 student account and other education applications.

    The (secure) password

    For now, check the password displayed on the handout letter your child received. Every student starts with a generic password. The students are obliged to change their password as soon as possible with their own creation.

    Handout letter with student account information

    First login to the Junior Coding Club

    For the login page, click here: https://login.microsoft.com/

    Type in the username / email address and you will recognise the Digitaltutor Coding Club welcome screen.

    Now fill in the password.

    • After a successful login you should see the Microsoft 365 Education dashboard of the Coding Club.
    Office 365 Education dashboard

    Edit the student account

    Beneath the app tiles of the Office 365 dashboard are files, folders, groups and sites the students are working on.

    To edit personal student related information, click in the top right corner on the students user name.

    Changing the password

    This is one of the first topics children should learn: The use of passwords and why they are important. We decided to require a strong policy about passwords even if this is a steep learning challenge for the young students. With the help of the Tutor or with the parents, children will be able to construct a secure password on a high standard soon. 

    Psst ... the password must contain at least 8 characters and 3 combinations of the following: capital and lowercase letters, numbers, or special characters (§$%&...) .

    Hacky Hack

    Train yourself to remember at least one password that you never, repeat: NEVER ever tell someone except your parents.

    Recommended password generators:

    https://www.dinopass.com

    Change profile information

    Profil information are only visible to other members of the Junior Coding Club. Add information about yourself cautiously and especially if it is relevant for your class mates. 

    In the My Office Profile page you can add (and edit):

    • Profile picture
    • Birthday
    • About me
    • Projects worked on
    • Interests and hobbies
    • Skills and expertise
    • Phone Number

    Forward student emails to parents

    The student email address is only visible to other members of the Junior Coding Club.

    Emails will be used sparingly within the Coding Club. Much of the digital communication will flow in the classroom chat channels.  

    Nonetheless it is advised to setup a forwarder from the student’s Outlook email account to a parents email address. So whenever an email is send to the student, parents will get notified and mailed a copy.

    Parent email addresses will not be visible to other members.

    Enter the classroom and school hall in Microsoft Teams

    The virtual school of the Junior Coding Club is build inside Microsoft Teams. The School Hall is the common place where students find informations and resources to all sorts of STEM related topics. In the classrooms or dedicated project rooms students interact socially, have fun and work together in small teams up to 12 students.

    • Virtual school hall with bulletin boards and library
    • Project classrooms for up to 12 students
    • Competence assignments, supervision, reporting and analytics
    • Learning ressources
    • Guides, how-to's, tipps and tricks
    • Coding Club wide sharing and distribution system
    • Chat channels, calendars, files and wikis
    • Project sites and blogs
    • Live events with webinars
    • Identity management and security

    Install Minecraft Education Edition and other education apps

    Information about how to install education apps on your home devices can be found inside the School Hall of the  Junior Coding Club. Kindly open Microsoft Teams in a browser or open the app and login with the student credentials

    Next, look for Coding Club School Hall and enter. In the channel list you will see different app channels, like App – Minecraft Education Edition.

    In the app channel is a tab named Installation, proceed here and follow the installation and setup instructions.

    FAQ

    Yes, this is possible. Kindly write an email to support@codingclub.cc.

    No, the usage of the Coding Club school account with its education applications is included in the montly service fee payed for the Digitaltutor Coding Club in your local school.

    For the future we are planing to open up the Coding Club for students not locally attending Coding Club Academy in schools. For those users, a yearly subscription fee will be applied.

    We want to continue teaching and inspiring kids around the world for a long time. The subscription plan is the best way to deliver high-quality and super fun educational content that keeps children learning and creating month after month. In addition, we can avoid annoying  advertisements and additional purchases.

    Yes, the Coding Club school is a learning management system by design. The moderator team will get notifications about the activities of the students and all communications between the students are supervised. Strict filters are in place too.

    Since we are running the Coding Club school on cloud services of Microsoft and Google, the data stored has one of the highest safety standards in the industry. We sorely taking care of our data and use only data need for teaching. Our approach is reduce data as much as possible use it economically.

    The cloud servers a based within the EU.

    Office 365 services store personal information only for  authentication, and does not collect or store any personal information within the application.  The Office 365 platform is in full compliance with COPPA, CIPA, and FERPA.

    Visit the Microsoft Trust Center for more information about privacy and security in Microsoft applications.

    Yes, of course. It is the idea to stay in touch even if your child takes a break but wants to stay in touch with the former Coding Club members.

    For the future we are planing to open up the Coding Club for students not locally attending Coding Clubs in Schools. For those users, a yearly fee will be applied.

    To install Office 365 Education, your PC or Mac must meet the minimum system requirements. View the system requirements