APP programming for kids
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APP programming for kids

In this course you will learn the basics of programming and you will create your very own Flappy Bird type game.
4.6 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
137 students enrolled
Created by Alex Buk
Last updated 11/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basics of programing concepts
  • Create their own Flappy Bird type game
  • Understand how to use a WHEN, IF, FOR and other statements
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Requirements
  • There are no previous knowledge requirements to take this course, everything will be taught in class.
Description

Join us in this amazing course were you will learn hot to start programming new and exciting games for mobile platforms. You do not need to have ANY previous experience as this course if for the new programmer.

At the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding on how basic statement like FOR, IF, WHILE, etc work and you will create your very own Flappy Bird type of game!!!

This course has been design for those who might want to venture into APP programming but might be afraid of not knowing or how to do things. The approach taken by this course will allow the student to get immersed into hole new world of possibilities. Remember, I am here to help you succeed, so if you have questions, please ask, I love to answer!!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is directed to students with no previous knowledge of programing
  • You should be at least 10 years of age to take this course
  • You should not take this course if you are already familiar with programing and developed software before.
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Curriculum For This Course
65 Lectures
02:15:50
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Working with movements
5 Lectures 12:43

Working with angles
02:32

Create a square
02:43

Working with angles 2
01:51

Create a triangle
02:14
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Variables
6 Lectures 12:56
What are variables?
03:09

Why do we need to use variables?
02:49

What is a constant?
01:18

Working with Variables 1
02:06

Working with Variables 2
01:48

Working with Variables 3
01:46
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Learn by repetition
3 Lectures 09:34
Making the turtle move with repetitions
04:11

Create a new "something"
02:22

Create a triangle
03:01
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Making decisions
4 Lectures 06:39
Explaining decisions
00:52

Adding an IF statement into our program
02:16

Adding an IF ELSE statement
01:46

Ask the user for directions
01:45
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Combining repetitions with decisions
2 Lectures 07:41
Combining repetitions with decicion statements (FOR and IF)
04:58

Validate the else statement
02:43
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Speed up and change your colors
5 Lectures 12:24
Speed up the turtle to go really fast
01:57

Change colors so the turtle can work in multicolor
01:39

Pen up and Pen down
01:48

Creating a multicolor square
04:38

Creating amazing shapes
02:22
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While repetitions
1 Lecture 04:23
Understanding the WHILE statement
04:23
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Create your very first game
13 Lectures 19:05
Let's create a flappy bird like game
01:21

Adding a background to make your game look nice
01:37

Setting lives in your game (feel free to cheat here ;))
01:54

Everything goes down with gravity
00:44

Adding a start button to your game
01:16

Preventing the start button from falling down
00:43

Resizing the start button
00:56

Get the start button out of the way so you can start playing :)
01:11

Adding players, we call them sprites in touchdevelop!
01:44

Animate your sprite, make it fly 1
02:09

Animate your sprite, make it fly 2
02:10

Re-sizing your bird, it's not difficult and your game will look much better!
01:17

Change the start position of your sprite a little to the left of the screen
02:03
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Controlling your sprite
3 Lectures 03:44
Make it move up 1
01:11

Make it move up 2
01:18

You can change the speed if you like
01:15
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About the Instructor
Alex Buk
4.6 Average rating
7 Reviews
137 Students
1 Course
University Professor with 20 years experience with networks

I have been teaching my entire live, either at a University or College. I had the opportunity to work with some of the largest companies in their sectors, like Hitachi Data Systems and Symantec.

I taught at primary and Secondary schools and created a company Called Kids' Great Minds, which provides computer courses to kids age 5 to 17.

We teach kids how to create their own video games, how to use 3D printers, computer animation, Java and many other technologies. The way we teach is not the typical learning by repetition, which is the way we all learned at school, we allow our students to create their own games and help them realize their creations.