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. During chats, you will assemble pre-compiled code blocks rather than typing code, allowing you to focus on developing conceptual programming skills that can be applied to any advanced programming language. As we guide you step-by-step and show you how to use the different functions of Scratch in "real time", you will be able to create executable animation programs from the very first session. Over the eight week course, you will learn, program, and execute the fundamental programming constructions, including function calls, if-then-else logic, and iteration loops. You will be able to share the animations and games you create with your teacher and classmates and gain recognition for your work on the MIT SCRATCH platform.
Course Website: Introduction to Programming with Scratch
Instructor: Christe McMenomy
Starts: June 12, 2023
Ends: August 18, 2023
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
You should be familiar with your computer, able to use a mouse to move and drag objects, and able to execute programs.
There will be no class the week of July 4.
Textbooks and MaterialsThere are no textbook or materials currently required for this course. Check instructor's notes above for additional information, or contact the instructor.