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!
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course 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!

What are the 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!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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!

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: Who will be teaching this course?
00:59

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

01:17

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

Section 2: Here’s what you will take away from this course!
01:04

In one minute I describe my awesome teaching style.

01:36

What can you do on Scratch?

01:43

Listen up! This is pretty important.

Section 3: [Important] You Have to Install Before Use!
01:48

Notice to all studnts: Download is required before use!

01:20

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

00:51

A Brief description of whats ahead

Section 4: Knowing How to use Scratch helps, here’s how!
06:58

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

03:10

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

08:14

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

Section 5: Did you know I could make programming this simple?
16:01

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

03:36

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

10:08

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

03:15

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

03:49

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

16:31

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

Section 6: Okay the kitty is saved, now let’s save our game!
02:52

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

Section 7: Let's Share our Game with the World!
04:42

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

06:30

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

Section 8: Congratz! You are now an Advanced Scratcher!!!!
1 question

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

02:35

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

01:21

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

01:17

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!

01:35

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

Article

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

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Instructor Biography

Benjamin East, 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.

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