The Pixel Gang - Scratch coding for kids: Getting started
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- Creative games making with Scratch
Getting around the Scratch interface
Creating player controls
- Making sprites move by themselves
- Creating collisions
- Painting your own sprites
- How to make a ping pong game
- Be able to use a computer mouse and keyboard
This course is designed for parents who want to re-direct their child's natural enthusiasm for playing games into creating games and coding. It has has been created specifically with young learners in mind and is suitable for 7-12 year olds.
Every lesson has been carefully scripted to be clear and unambiguous. Our instructor is a qualified and experienced teacher who speaks clearly and precisely, leading the learner through every detail of the activity. Each step is explained and demonstrated.
As the lessons progress, your child will build familiarity with Scratch, follow game making exercises, build a complete game and acquire the skills and knowledge required to build their own games. In so doing they will begin to understand the fundamental transferable concepts of coding, and improve their creative, math and computational thinking skills.
- Young learners and beginners
- Children who play games and would like to learn how to create their own
- Parents who want to transform their children from players of games into creators
Introduction to the stage, actors, costumes, props and scripts.
You're the director! So what do you need for a play? Stage, Actors, Props. Choose new sprite from file. Name a sprite. Your first script. Delete a script. Scripts that flash, and forever scripts . Control the cat with go-to, set-size, forever and follow the mouse-pointer scripts. Next costume scripts. Only face left-right. Sensing scripts. Save a game.
Create a ping pong game.
Paint a background. Create the stage scripts. Paint the instructions sprite. Show the instructions. Hide the instructions. Create the first bat. Create the second bat. Paint a ball. Script the ball. Make the ball bounce. Sample a color.