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The Coding Club learning devices and materials are shared with three other schools in the Frankfurt area. The high quality materials are an investment and its flawless operation needs to be ensured by the Coding Club IT service. This share system is an integral part of the main Digitaltutor concept.
We are aware about the risk that an infection in one school might be transferred with the Coding Club materials, i.e. iPads or robot products, to the next school. These are the cases identified as the main challenges:
Efforts must be made to ensure that devices and materials used in the Coding Club do not carry the virus. 100% virus free cleaning after every usage would be every demanding procedure and it’s effect can’t be guaranteed, while cleaning with a disinfectant and a cloth before, during and after the club became the rule already back in February. This of course will not guarantee all germs a killed. That is why further measures will be enforced to prevent the virus from spreading on the materials.
With these measures enforced I firmly believe the Coding Club materials won’t carry the virus to other schools. Infections between student and teacher will be prevented. Washing hands, keeping distance and wearing masks/shields are in line with public health measures. I discussed this plan with a doctor and he agreed that theses measure are effective for this special case.
What about students who cannot attend Coding Club because of health issues? Or if the hygiene measures won’t fit parent concerns? As a separate offer, all parents can register their children for the Virtual Coding Club, an online activity based on high quality education software and a learning platform, in small groups of maximum 4 participants. This activity can be attended from home and will run throughout the year. It is organised outside of the school or Hort program by Digitaltutor and has to be booked separately on the website www.codingclub.cc (offer coming soon). Interested parents are invited to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even with so many uncertainties ahead of the new school year I’m still looking forward to thrive further by teaching digital skills and creating a wonderful experience with the Coding Club.