Kids Coding with Scratch

A step by step guide for kids to learn their first programming skills
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

SCRATCH is a programming language designed for children who want to learn about computer programming. It was created with the purpose of teaching them the concepts of programming at an early age and helps develop their creative abilities that are needed to invent their own stories, animations, music, games and more. The best part of learning to program using SCRATCH is that it's  not necessary to write code, you only need to be familiar with the blocks or instructions in the Scratch tool. These blocks; which have default behaviors assigned to them, can be selected,  dragged  and assembled  to create full programs, presentation and games.

  • Step by step exercises.
  • Targeted for kids ages 8 through 16 but it can be used for anyone wanting to learn computer programming.
  • Explained using easy to follow instructions.
  • Designed for kids to follow but they may require some parental assistance if any issues are encountered.
  • Recommended for parents who want to teach the fundamentals of visual programming to their children.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge of computer programming is required.
  • Internet connection is needed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • After watching these videos you will feel confident to create your own simple games using Scratch.
  • Learn the general concepts used in animation and games. Similar concepts are used in other programming languages.
  • Able to create educational programs, games and presentations.
  • If you are a parent, you can confidently show your kids the basics of programming, either following the videos with them or teaching them after watching and practicing.

What is the target audience?

  • Great for kids wanting to learn their first programming language.
  • Anyone wanting to learn about visual programming.
  • Anyone interested in learning how to program.
  • Teachers and parents with a young audience that need to be introduced to the world of computer programming.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome
Preview
01:41
Scratch Website
Preview
01:25
Overview of the User Interface
00:45
The Editor
Preview
03:24
Section 2: Your first program
First Program
Preview
02:15
Increasing the size of the sprite
Preview
01:48
Save your work
Preview
01:36
Using the Green Flag and the Stop Button
02:23
Adding new sprites
02:22
Painting a New Sprite
02:43
Section 3: Sprites and Animations
Fun with your name
03:59
Making the cat run
03:27
Teaching the cat to draw with the pen
02:57
Teaching the cat to draw with the pen – Part 2
02:28
Bouncy cat
02:47
CatPlayingWithBall
03:57
Dragon Flying
07:22
Understanding color effects.
03:12
Section 4: Intermediate features
More Effects
04:51
Ask me my Name
04:48
Create a Maze – Drawing it
04:39
Create a Maze – Script
09:18
Clones
05:53
Fun with backdrops
06:00
What is Broadcasting?
02:09
Turning the lights off
08:28
Creating a Conversation
06:48
Variables
02:51
Keeping a score
07:16

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Instructor Biography

Gabriel Serrano, MBA, PMP, Author, Entrepreneur, Software Architect

Holds an MBA from the University of Dallas.

A graduate of The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM). Has worked in financial, education and retail corporations for the last 26 years.

Project Manager Professional (PMP) certified.

Microsoft Certified Programmer – (MCP)

Worked in multiple programming languages such as Java, C# and more recently Apple’s Swift.

Published 9 books about Swift and Scratch Programming.

Currently has 26 apps in the Appstore.

Recently started creating courses in Udemy.

Worked for 20+ years administrating SQL Server and Oracle databases.

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