The Scratch Academy - Entry Level Computer Programming
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The Scratch Academy - Entry Level Computer Programming

Give your kid a head start - let this be his or her path to success in computer programming!
4.5 (6 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.
625 students enrolled
Created by Benjamin East
Last updated 1/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain the skills necessary to create anything you can imagine on Scratch
  • Make it easier to learn more advanced languages in the future
  • Discover a new way to unleash your creativity
  • Get your projects noticed as soon as you publish them
  • Create all types of 2D games including shooter, puzzle, animations, and much more.
  • Send us your awesome project for the Official Scratch Beginner to Scratch Expert Certificate
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Requirements
  • You will need the Scratch 2.0 Editor + - I will guide you through download and installation.
  • Have an open mind and be ready to have a lot of fun!
Description

The Mission:
Your child is brilliant! I know this because he or she is in the most creative age group in the world! This is the first time in history a child can truly express themselves to thousands of others and add value to their own lives easily. The goal of this course is to turn your child into an innovator. I will give them the tools necessary to put what is on their mind to the screen.

How?
The Scratch programming software was developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has proven to be very effective for entry level programmers. We will start by learning about the user interface. Your child will quickly build the confidence needed to start creating games by themselves!

When?

Now! Your child will go from loving and playing video games to loving and creating them! If your child becomes a proficient programmer now they will create amazing things in the future! Technology will improve, let your kids improve with it.

Never Stop Learning!
 I am always improving this course! I add, revise, and optimize content constantly. To keep you updated, I make regular announcements on the awesome innovations I find on Scratch.

Score!

Your child will have the ability to share his or her game with thousands of other like minded individuals. Scratch is a community of young people that's always looking to improve! If your child enjoys building things, they will enjoy this community.  This is the future.

I am excited to get started, see you soon!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is primarily aimed towards a younger audiance.
  • Anyone can learn how to program a computer by using this course.
  • Anyone new to programming and computer design.
  • Anyone who is ready to unleash their creativity!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:43:32
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Who will be teaching this course?
2 Lectures 02:16

This is a one minute video where I tell you why I care about your progress

Preview 00:59

I will teach you various parts of the Scratch editor. That's not the end.

Preview 01:17
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Here’s what you will take away from this course!
3 Lectures 04:23

In one minute I describe my awesome teaching style.

Preview 01:04


Listen up! This is pretty important.

The Most Important Part of the Course!
01:43
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[Important] You Have to Install Before Use!
3 Lectures 03:59

Notice to all studnts: Download is required before use!

Preview 01:48

This is a quick install tutorial to help you in case you get stuck.

Preview 01:20

A Brief description of whats ahead

Congratulations, here’s what we’re doing next!
00:51
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Knowing How to use Scratch helps, here’s how!
3 Lectures 18:22

You will learn a little bit about the Scratch UI and why it's an important part of the building process.

Getting to know the user interface
06:58

Ready! Set! Scratch a Sprite into the game! (Please do not scratch your screen...)

Creating your first Sprite
03:10

This is where it gets intense - learn how to make a cat speak.

Scripts, Costumes, and Sounds, a basic overview!
08:14
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Did you know I could make programming this simple?
6 Lectures 53:20

Yes. This is the part you have been waiting for!

The types of controls simplified!
16:01

Yay! Let's learn how to code the easy way!

How to create your own scripts.
03:36

Some things just don't match, this is how you know.

This is how you know what you can put together.
10:08

He has been sitting still every since you created him, lets change that!

I want our kitty to move, so let’s make it move!
03:15

Meow! What is the kitty telling us? Make him speak to find out!

Our cat has to tell us something, let’s help it speak!
03:49

Would you want to go with out food? Noo, feed the kitty!

We made a cat, so we have to feed it!
16:31
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Okay the kitty is saved, now let’s save our game!
1 Lecture 02:52

My biggest mistake was not saving my project, learn from my experience!

Here’s how to save your hard work.
02:52
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Let's Share our Game with the World!
2 Lectures 11:12

Let others enjoy your Awesome creation with you, share it with Scratch!

Saving your game on the Scratch Website
04:42

A small marketing portion, very helpful if you want a ton of Scratchers to play your game!

Getting other people to play your game | Title and Description
06:30
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Congratz! You are now an Advanced Scratcher!!!!
5 Lectures 07:07

Take this short quiz to see if you are ready to move to the next part of the course!

Are you ready for more advanced Scratching?
1 question

Lets open up our minds to a whole new world, a limitless world!

Preview 02:35

In case you need help getting started, here is a small "Get Up and Go" guide!

What to do next!
01:21

When you create something awesome with Scratch, feel free to share it with me! Also I want to see how much these tutorials are helping so tell me how long you have been using Scratch. I will keep the videos up to date so you will also receive new information to keep you ahead of the game!

Preview 01:17

Take a look at these cool effects and a few final words!

Hey, before you go!
01:35

Awesome, you are now building great projects. When you understand how this works you are a True expert!

When you understand this, you are a true Scratch Expert!
00:19
About the Instructor
Benjamin East
3.7 Average rating
33 Reviews
2,343 Students
3 Courses
A Deticated Entrepreneur With an Innovative Mindset

Around five years ago I was introduced to something that completely changed the course of my life. That thing was computer programming. Just the thought of being able to build stuff with abundant resources made my creativity explode. Since then I have made many discoveries and one of those were entrepreneurs. I have always been a little crazy so I think I fit in this category. My most recent discovery was that I had the possibility to give others my knowledge and hopefully change a large part of their lives through Udemy, and that is my goal today.