Game Development and Coding for Children

Teach your kids how to make games and animations with the MIT coding platform for children.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

What if instead of just playing games and watching TV, your kids could actually make THEIR OWN games and animated stories?

This course is aimed for kids between 8 and 16 and they'll learn how to make simple games, stories and animation using Scratch, a visual programming platform for children created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Scratch makes it very simple for kids to understand basic coding concepts and to make their creations come true by just dragging and dropping elements and connecting them with each other. It is highly visual, interactive and fun!

The course is project-based, this means we'll work though out actual examples that you can modify and play with afterwards.

  1. Cat in Desert
  2. Wizard Boy
  3. Zombie Farm
  4. Ocean Story
  5. Halloween Game

What your kids will learn in this course:

  • Using intuitive building blocks to visually craft simple web games, stories and animations.
  • Grasping programming concepts such as conditions and loops. Taught with a project-based methodology.
  • Make their creations interactive for the users.
  • Share their games and animations so that other people can play and modify them.
  • Most importantly, understand how simple it is to make their creative ideas a reality in today's world.

This course is taught by Beth Baumgartner, engineer from the University of Wisconsin with postgraduate studies at the University of Queensland (Australia). The course has been created in collaboration with Pablo Farias Navarro, founder of ZENVA. At ZENVA we are teaching over 8000 students from all over the world how to create games, mobiles apps and websites. We are one of Udemy's top selling course providers with excellent reviews from our students.


Disclaimer: This course is independently created by ZENVA using the MIT's Scratch platform. It is not an official course by the MIT.

What are the requirements?

  • A web browser and an Internet connection
  • In order to save your creations in the MIT's Scratch platform you need to create an account at their site (it's free)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to make simple games, stories and animations using Scratch
  • Learn basic coding concepts such as conditions and loops

What is the target audience?

  • Age group 8 until 16 years old
  • No prior knowledge is required

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:37

Course introduction. In this lesson we cover what is Scratch, what you will learn in this course, and how you can get started by creating your free Scratch account.

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Section 2: Cat in Desert
04:14

Cat in Desert - This lesson teaches you how to choose a backdrop and begin coding. You will learn how to program simple movement.

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02:37

Before moving on to make more examples we need to cover some basic concepts.

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Section 3: Wizard Boy
04:16

Wizard boy - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple animation (story) about a wizard boy. In addition to movement, you will learn how to manage two sprites, make them talk, and add sound.

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04:37

Wizard boy - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple animation (story) about a wizard boy. In addition to movement, you will learn how to manage two sprites, make them talk, and add sound.

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02:00

Wizard boy - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple animation (story) about a wizard boy. In addition to movement, you will learn how to manage two sprites, make them talk, and add sound.

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Section 4: Zombie Farm Game
03:28

Zombie farm - This lesson teaches you how to make an interactive scratch, in which you control the zombie's movement by using the arrow keys. You learn how to use movement, make the sprites interact and talk, and add sound.

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04:45

Zombie farm - This lesson teaches you how to make an interactive scratch, in which you control the zombie's movement by using the arrow keys. You learn how to use movement, make the sprites interact and talk, and add sound.

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06:00

Zombie farm - This lesson teaches you how to make an interactive scratch, in which you control the zombie's movement by using the arrow keys. You learn how to use movement, make the sprites interact and talk, and add sound.

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Section 5: Ocean Story
05:07

Ocean Story - This lesson teaches you how to make a longer scratch story with more elements. You will deal with various sprites in which they talk, make sounds, and have movement.

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05:13

Ocean Story - This lesson teaches you how to make a longer scratch story with more elements. You will deal with various sprites in which they talk, make sounds, and have movement.

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05:40

Ocean Story - This lesson teaches you how to make a longer scratch story with more elements. You will deal with various sprites in which they talk, make sounds, and have movement.

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03:32

Ocean Story - This lesson teaches you how to make a longer scratch story with more elements. You will deal with various sprites in which they talk, make sounds, and have movement.

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04:20

Ocean Story - This lesson teaches you how to make a longer scratch story with more elements. You will deal with various sprites in which they talk, make sounds, and have movement.

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Section 6: Halloween Game
04:27

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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04:42

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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03:19

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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05:42

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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04:28

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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06:39

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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04:03

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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03:48

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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03:59

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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05:24

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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03:33

Halloween Game - This lesson teaches you how to make a simple game through trial and error. You will use many elements including: various sprites, multiple backdrops, timing, movement, and sound.

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Section 7: Closing Up
02:16

Congratulations! you've reached the end of this course. We are excited to hear about the games, animations and cool creations that you make after taking this course. See you in the next course!

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Instructor Biography

Pablo Farias Navarro, Software Developer and Founder of ZENVA

Software developer and founder of ZENVA. Since 2012, Pablo has been teaching online how to create games, apps and websites to over 150,000 students through the Udemy and Zenva Academy platforms, and created content for companies such as Amazon and Intel.

Pablo is a member of the Intel Innovator Program in the Asia Pacific, and has run live programming workshops in San Francisco, Brisbane and Bangalore.

Pablo holds a Master in Information Technology (Management) degree from the University of Queensland (Australia) and a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Chile.

Instructor Biography

Beth Baumgartner, Civil-Environmental Engineer

I am a Civil-Environmental Engineer from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Having lived in the United States, Australia, and Chile, I have a global perspective on technical topics and educations. My current interest lies in helping children gain interest in the sciences while being entertained.

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