Bits n Bytes - Newsletter

Issue No: 06 | FEB -2023

Learning Paths - Don’t Just Study, Be Future Ready!

A learning path at SkoolofCode is a comprehensive and holistic approach to learning online coding for kids, with a focus on a STEM-based curriculum, hands-on practice, and support from experienced instructors.

Navigating Digital Boundaries

Handling tech boundaries for kids can be different for each family and child, but some strategies that may be effective include:

  • Defining expectations: Setting rules for when, where, and how long kids may use electronic devices helps teach them to balance and self-regulation.
  • Tech-free zones: Disallowing digital gadgets at the dinner table or in bedrooms might help youngsters spend time with family.
  • Leading by example: Parents should limit their own screen usage and set a good example.
  • Encouragement: To help youngsters explore and learn, encourage athletics, reading, and art.
  • Communicating: Talking to youngsters about computer use and its effects.
  • Parental controls: Parental controls and monitoring applications to limit kids’ gadget use.
Ultimately, the key is to find a balance that works for your family and to be flexible as your child’s needs change over time.

Unleashing Creativity: Exploring the Digital Canvas

Photo credit : Neha Thakur, Namya Bhambari, Miles Lee, Ayansh Sood

Digital art can be a great way for kids to express themselves and explore their creativity in a variety of ways. Some benefits of digital art for kids include:

  • Accessibility: Tablets and software applications are widely available and easy to use, making digital art accessible to kids of all ages and skill levels.
  • Versatility: Digital art includes drawing, painting, animation, and 3D modeling. This helps children discover their artistic flair.
  • Digital art lets kids view their work quickly and make changes.
  • Collaboration: Kids may easily share and collaborate on digital art platforms.
  • Technical skills: Digital art tools can teach youngsters color theory, composition, and perspective.
  • Problem-solving and creativityDigital art stimulates exploration, creativity, and problem-solving in youngsters.
Digital art can teach youngsters fundamental computer skills and show them how technology can be creative.

Introducing New Course

Grade: 5-6
Learn to build a robot using the Microbit microcontroller and design it to move or navigate intelligently based on sensor inputs and programmed algorithms.


Mobile app IbisPaint creates digital art. It has layers, filters, and brushes for drawing and painting on iOS and Android. Users may share their work and find new artists on its built-in social networking platform.

Upcoming Competition

  • Dates: Opens 6th Feb 2023
  • Competition end date: Registrations close 26th April 2023
  • Age Category: Up to 18 years
  • No fee/payment required to participate

Brain Training Challenge!

You are given a coded message where each letter is replaced by the letter that comes after it in the alphabet (A becomes B, B becomes C, C becomes D, and so on). The message is as follows:

 Uif rvjdl cspxo gpy kvnqt

Puzzle-solvers! Email the solution to with the subject “Decode the Code“. [Solution to Challenge 1 published in Issue No: 05 is Code:786]