Start from Scratch: Animations & Games (Age 6-8)

2 kids

CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

Designed for young imaginative minds, the Scratch 101 course uses Scratch, a block-based programming tool developed by the MIT Media Lab, to give young students hands-on first try on programming. Students learn key computer science concepts such as sequences, loops, conditionals and abstraction by building their own fun projects of animated stories and multimedia games. Students are encouraged and supported by professionally trained instructors to design creative games and to think about the programming processes behind the apps and games they see in daily lives.

 

Takeaways

  • Introduction to Creative Programming using Scratch
    • Introduction to storytelling and creative programming
    • Familiarizing with the Scratch interface and creating first projects
    • Hands-on: designing and programming Scratch projects to learn events, sequences and loops
  • Movement and Coordinate Geometry
    • Introduction to the x-y coordinate system in Scratch
    • Introduction to speeds, distances, positions and angles
    • Familiarizing with Scratch sprites, costumes, sounds and backdrops
    • Hands-on: designing and programming Scratch games to learn loops and geometry in Scratch
  • Exploring Computational Thinking Concepts
    • Introduction to conditionals, parallelism and objects
    • Familiarizing with advanced features in Scratch such as mouse and keyboard control events and clones
    • Hands-on: designing and programming Scratch games to familiarize with key programming concepts
  • Creative Game Project Programming
    • Reviewing the computational thinking concepts learned in this course
    • Learning to plan, implement, test, feedback and present Scratch projects
    • Hands-on: designing and programming two advanced Scratch games and demo to the class

DIFFICULTY

Beginner

PREREQUISITE

*Suitable for age 7+

WHAT TO BRING

  • A laptop (PC/Mac) with charger
  • A Gmail account to access and save Scratch projects
  • A mindset to create and experiment!

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CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

8:1 Ratio Guarantee

We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.

Personalized Learning

Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.

Hands-on Project-based Learning

First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.

Follow on Curriculum for Immersed Learning

What happens after this holiday? Like learning any other language, learning to code is best done through an immersive, continual commitment. We offer a multi-year curriculum that allows students to deepen and broaden their interests in computer science and software development.

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