Coding 101 using Scratch
Q: I want to know more. How can I get in touch?
Q: How many teachers would you have in a class?
We aim for 5 students per teacher to maximise learning through collaboration with peers and personal attention from the teacher.
Q: What are the pre-requisites for the course?
Well, as long as your child is at least 9 years old and curious, she/he will most likely thoroughly enjoy learning Scratch.
Q: There's Scratch, there's Python, Java, Web development, Robotics, Mobile App Development and a myriad of other coding courses out there? How do I choose where my child should start?
Scratch has been designed (at MIT) to teach kids how to code in a fun and interactive way. If your child is just about starting on his/her computing journey, or is a visual learner or if you are in doubt, Scratch is the perfect place to start. Once your child learns Scratch, a text based programming language such as Python or Java is a natural (and great) next step.
Q: Where can I find out more about Scratch itself?
Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. The MIT Scratch website here has a lot of information and resources about Scratch. There's also a page for parents.
Each day, we will have three sessions with breaks in between. There will be a mix of offline and on-screen activities through the day to enhance learning and maintain interest.
Day 1: Introduction
Dance exercise to introduce Sequence
Scratch Surprise - First project
10 blocks challenge for familiarity
Debug it !
About me project !!
Day 2: Animations
Theatre performance to introduce Events and Parallelism
Build a Band - create your own musical group
Animate - Bring it alive
Debug it !
Create your own music video
Day 3: Stories
Character and Conversations - Broadcasting messages
Scenes - Backdrops
Debug it !
Day 4: Games
Starting your Dream Game
Extensions and Interactions
Debug It !
Day 5: Extend your game !
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