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Building a Video Game: Intro to Basic Programming Skills
In this one-time class, students will learn basic programming logic and build a simple video game using Scratch.
In this class, I will teach students the basics of thinking procedurally. In other words, the goal is for them to start thinking as computers do. This will help provide a foundation for future learning and development experiences. Students will use a simple coding tool called scratch to make a side-scrolling game. We will go over basic coding terms and structures, like variables, conditional statements, loops, and functions. The class is structured as a hybrid between lecture and group...
Note pads can be helpful for taking notes or drawing pictures, but are not required. It is recommended that you have access to a keyboard and a mouse.
Scratch is a very kid-friendly program, and while I don't like to limit creativity in my class, I will ensure that student creations are age-appropriate.
Scratch is a website the students will use. If you would like to make an account before class, you are more than welcome to. If you create an account you can permanently save your game!
Meet the teacher
I love making whatever I teach fun and interesting, even though some of it can be very complicated. That's why I lean towards creating games or learning through fun activities. I actually graduated from UCSD with a degree in Neuroscience, but I...
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Live video meetings
4-12 learners per class