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.

Prerequisite

Basic Knowledge how to use an Ipad or Tablet.

    Course Structure

    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

    Schedule

    ScratchJr

    Feb 16-19, 2021

    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    HKD $2,000

    ScratchJr

    Feb 16-19, 2021

    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    HKD $2,000

    ScratchJr

    Feb 8-11, 2021

    10:00am - 12:00pm

    HKD $2,000

    ScratchJr

    Mar 15-19, 2021

    10:00am - 12:00pm

    HKD $2,500