Programming for Kids and Beginners: Learn to Code in Scratch
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Programming for Kids and Beginners: Learn to Code in Scratch

Now with Scratch 3.0: learn to program, create games, have fun in Scratch! For kids and beginners, parents and teachers!
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Created by Daniel Ciocîrlan
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create smart and fun games
  • Create animations and cool visual effects
  • Code - one of the most important skills to learn!
  • Understand complex computer science concepts by intuitively applying them in games
  • Learn text-based programming languages 2x - 10x faster
Requirements
  • No prior programming knowledge is required
Description

In this course, we'll learn to code, starting from the basic blocks. No kidding! Scratch, the programming language we use (developed by MIT), is so fun that it makes programming seem like a game.

We'll learn by doing. The course is designed so that you create the games and applications with your own two hands. But what makes this course truly unique is the teaching method I've used live for almost 4 years. We learn a variety of computer science topics, but we hide the complexity behind characters, animations, analogies and fun!

That's because, in these carefully designed lessons, we train our intuition to make sense of what we want to achieve and how to get there. This will help you quickly master the basics. After this course, you'll learn text-based programming languages at a blazing speed and quickly make sense of any piece of code.

The content is designed to be fun! We learn to create animations and cool effects and we create clones of some of the most popular games: Flappy Bird, Duck Hunt or Pac-Man. The games are handpicked to optimize learning computer science topics while having fun along the way. I will also update the course on a regular basis with new content - and challenges!

This course is designed for

  • parents or teachers who want to give their children the best skills and most fun
  • kids and beginners who want to learn to code games
  • anyone new to programming who doesn't know where to start

I can't wait to have you in the course!

The course is regularly updated with new material, tips and tricks that you can use in your games and projects!

Who this course is for:
  • Children (from 7-8 years)
  • Absolute beginners in programming and computer science
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 07:32:58
+ Pong
4 lectures 46:53
Coordinates and Moving the Platforms
11:43
Directions and Moving the Ball
15:34
Variables, Scoring and Finishing the Game
16:26
+ Paint in Scratch!
5 lectures 47:59
Creating Our Own Sprites
11:18
Finishing the Sprites and Backdrop
11:22
Programming the Pencil
11:56
The Buttons and the Magic Wand
11:04
+ Shoot the Monster
8 lectures 01:37:44
Programming the Game Start
14:36
Preparing the Player and the Monster
08:35
Hitting the Monster
12:08
Programming the Levels
19:55
The Monster Strikes Back
12:36
The Monster Shoots Time-Bombs
11:47
Winning the Game
16:22
+ Flappy Bird
7 lectures 01:37:13
Programming the Menu and the Game Environment
16:13
Enter Gravity: Flappy Flies and Falls
12:05
Flappy Crashes, Game Restarts
15:42
Programming Obstacles
16:45
Showing the Score
18:47
The Score Continued, Finishing Touches
15:56
+ Pac-Man
10 lectures 02:06:54
Controlling Pac-Man in the Maze
12:41
Refining Pac-Man's Movement
15:12
Inky the Ghost Moves... By Itself
12:30
Inky Moves by Itself, Part 2
13:54
A Swarm of Ghosts will Kill Pac-Man
15:40
Pac-Man's Revenge: Setting the Ghosts on the Run
17:48
Programming Pac-Man's Lives
07:01
Generating the Dots
14:12
Scoring, Levels, and the Finish Line
15:10