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Chat times for Summer 2020
11:00a-12:30p ET/8:00a-9:30a PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

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Required Texts and Software

Required Text

You will need to download the second edition of the (free) PDF version of Starting from Scratch by Jeremy Scott at The Royal Society of Edinburgh: An Introduction to Computing Science. Click on PLUS sign next to the "An Introduction to Computing Science: Starting from Scratch - (updated 2016 using Scratch 2)" line. When it expands, click on the "Starting from Scratch Learner Pack" to download the PDF text.

We will also be viewing screen casts. You can download these as a zip file to your computer by clicking on the "Starting From Scratch Screencasts" at the RSE site (on the same page as the Learner Pack PDF link). You may wish to view the screencasts at YouTube to avoid taking up space on your computer. You can find these by going to and searching for "Starting from SCRATCH XXX" where XXX is the name of the screencast, for example "catwalk". The search "Starting from SCRATCH Catwalk" should get you the link

Required Software

We will be using SCRATCH at the MIT Website for this course. This has many advantages, because

All you will need for the course is: