ScratchJr: Tinker with Code
The ScratchJr course introduces coding fundamentals and concepts to young imaginative minds. Sometimes referred to as the post-iPad generation, young children born in this generation have gained proficiency and comfort in smartphones and tablets at an early age. ScratchJr is an innovative, new iPad app that teaches blocks-based programming, developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. Students start with basic commands including moving sprites forward and turning left/right, then building their own funny stories and characters through sequences, loops, conditionals. Students are encouraged to construct creative games and detail the steps to bring their imagination to reality.
Basic Knowledge how to use an Ipad or Tablet.
Lecture, group activities, paired programming, one-on-one discussion between student and instructor, instructor-led brainstorming sessions, students-led demo
Sprites and Animation using ScratchJr
Introduction to storytelling and creative programming
Familiarizing with the ScratchJr interface and creating first projects
Hands-on: designing and programming ScratchJr projects to learn sprites movements and sequences
Sprites Speed and Characters Interactions
Introduction to programming motions, speed and distances of spritesIntroduction to events, timing and waiting
Familiarizing with ScratchJr sprites, backgrounds, costumes
Hands-on: designing and programming games to learn speed and motion in ScratchJr
Loops, Iteration, Sequencing
Introduction to repeat function and loops
Familiarizing with programming iterations, sequencing and the concept of orders in programming
Hands-on: designing and programming ScratchJr games to familiarize with key programming concepts