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Course: Introduction to Programming with Scratch

V Introduction to Programming with Scratch • Offering for 2018 • Grade 7 or above • [Summer course] • Programming Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Christe McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Christe McMenomy
Classes meet from June 11, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Summer Term
Tuition: $200.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Introduction to Programming with Scratch website.
* Description
Learn the elements of basic programming using the innovative SCRATCH programming platform developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. SCRATCH lets student developers assemble pre-compiled code blocks, forcing them to focus on developing conceptual programming skills that can be applied to any advanced programming language. Hands-on chat sessions guide students in the use of Scratch in "real time", so that students create executable animation programs in the very first session. Course materials are based on "Starting from Scratch", a textbook designed to introduce programming concepts, including function calls, loops, if-then-else logic, and iteration to novice programmers at any level.
* Meetings
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Weekly programming projects and short workbook assignments.
* Prerequisites
None.
* Recommended background
Students should be familiar with their computer, able to use a mouse to move and drag objects, and able to execute programs.
* Instructor's Notes
No class meeting on 4 July 2018.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Starting From Scratch (Edition: 1)
Jeremy Scott
This text is required.
ISBN:
Publisher's website: Starting From Scratch
Best sources: Download free text PDF from the publisher's website.


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