Basic Programming with SCRATCH
This course introduces the elements of basic programming using the innovative SCRATCH programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. SCRATCH allows student developers to assemble code blocks rather than typing code text, forcing them to focus on developing conceptual programming skills that can be applied to any advanced programming language. Course materials are based on "Starting from Scratch", a textbook developed in Scotland to introduce programming concepts to high school students.
During this eight-week course (with a one week break in June) we will
Prerequisite: No formal courses are required. Students should be comfortable with using a computer and mouse to select and move items, and possess a lively curiosity and sense of humor.
Students will need to download the LEARNER PDF for "Starting From Scratch". See the Texts link for instructions.
Students will be able to complete and share their projects with their instructor and each other (and with the SCRATCH programming community) through the MIT SCRATCH project website by following the instructions to Join Scratch and create a personal account. No personal information is required to create an account.
Enroll in this course at Scholars Online.
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