Frequently Asked Questions

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Designer Minds Online Clubs

How will Designer Minds Online Clubs work ?
When you sign up for an online course with Designer Minds, we will notify you in advance with the materials list, the website or software your child may need to use and the links to your zoom club meetings. For some courses, there may also be student notes sent to you, which your child can use to learn more about the course topic.

Zoom

What is my child required to know for using Zoom in this Online Club?
Your child must be capable of using the electronic device independently and know how to use zoom. Please teach your child how to do this in advance of the course if they do not already know how to do so.
It is necessary to have the camera turned on during the live clubs so that children can see and interact with each other and their teacher. We will be endeavouring to encourage social chat and interaction in order to make the online clubs fun and interactive for the children.
Children will also need to be able to mute and unmute their microphone. They must keep the microphone muted until it is their turn to speak at which point they will need to be able to turn this on and off.
Your child’s name must be displayed in zoom (please ensure your child’s name is displayed and not your own). To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting, click on the “Participants” button. Next, hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list. Click on “more”, then “Rename”. Enter the name you'd like to appear in the Zoom meeting and click on “OK”.

Children must know how to share their screen on zoom so that teachers can see their progress.
Sometimes, teachers may request to remotely control your child’s screen during a club. If your child is working on a piece of software for a coding, animation or other computer-based course, they may need assistance from their teacher from time to time. The teacher will request remote control and your child will get a notification allowing them to allow the remote control and therefore allow the teacher to give hands-on assistance with whatever technical problem they are unable to fix themselves. If you would like to read more about how this works, you can find more information here https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362673-Requesting-or-giving-remote-control

Designer Minds Education

What is STEAM ?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths.
STEAM

Cost of Designer Minds Clubs

Could you please tell me the date/time/cost/ availability of my preferred club.
All of the details, including date, time and cost can be found by visiting either the Online Clubs page for Designer Minds Online, Camps page for our week-long Camps, or clubs page for our hour-long clubs.  Once you are on your preferred location's page, you will either see a “Register” button or a “Group full – Join Waiting List” button. If you can see the Register button, that means that there is currently at least one space available.

Accessibility and Safety

Is Designer Minds suitable for both girls and boys ?
Yes! The majority of children attending Designer Minds clubs and camps are boys. However, we know that girls can also excel at Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. The onus is on us as parents and teachers to encourage our girls to get involved with these subjects at a young age. We need to give them confidence in their abilities and broaden their opportunities. Designer Minds is a fantastic opportunity for girls as well as boys to unleash their creativity and have fun with Science, Design and Technology.