Coding & Tech

FLEX ScratchJr Semester 1 for Beginners

In this 12 week course, young coders create a variety of fun and engaging projects while learning the foundation of coding concepts and practices using ScratchJr
Sara Moore
440 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class

No live meetings

Over 12 weeks

5-8

year olds

1-12

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Aug 26 (12 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Description

Class Experience

Develop programs with sequences and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem. Develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.  Identify and fix errors using a systematic process. Using correct terminology, describe steps taken, and choices made during the iterative process of program development. Create several computational artifacts for practical intent, personal expression, or to address a societal issue.
Great teachers form strong relationships with their students by engaging them in the subjects they are passionate about. I have always been a logical thinker who enjoys science, math, technology, and engineering both for work and play. 

I worked as an engineer for companies like Frito-Lay, Anheuser-Busch, Amgen as a consultant for many years improving their systems with automation and equipment. Once I became a parent, I began teaching extra-curricular classes as a way to have more time at home, but stay involved in subjects that bring me joy. 

Realizing that by being warm, professional, and enthusiastic, I am able to engage students. My creative lessons and strong classroom presence help build student confidence while increasing interest in subjects that may otherwise seem intimidating. 
Each ScratchJr project will take approximately one hour to complete. Students will draw projects independently but share them with the group weekly.

Video discussions should be kept to 1-2 minutes in length and may take 15 minutes to create and upload into the Outschool classroom.
iPad with ScratchJr app installed would be best. 
Chromebook/Laptop is the next best but will require mouse skills if not a touchscreen.

Android tablers have caused the most frustration with students as the touch calibration is off. This can be especially frustrating when drawing. Feel free to test your device in advance. When drawing, the "ink" should appear exactly where your finger/stylus/mouse pointer makes contact with the screen. It should not be offset by any distance.

It is encouraged to have two devices. One device for watching the recording and a second device for coding. With a single device, a student will be switching from the video to the ScratchJr app and back and forth. For younger learners, this may cause some frustrations.

ScratchJr (FREE)
iOS devices: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?ls=1
Android Tablets: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.scratchjr.android
Chromebook: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scratchjr/oipimoeophamdcmjcfameoojlbhbgjda?hl=en
Desktop: https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Younger students may need parental support in order to complete tasks.
Your child does NOT need to know how to read in order to participate. 
An app will need to be installed on your device in order to have the coding software. 
You can read the privacy policy here: https://www.scratchjr.org/privacy

For added engagement, we will be using activities in Nearpod. 
You can read the privacy policy here: https://nearpod.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049188592-Nearpod-Privacy-Policy

Teacher

Sara Moore
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
STEM + Conservation + Community + Business
440 total reviews
328 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Sara Moore. I am an engineer by education, an entrepreneur in practice, and a community builder at heart. My passions are conservation, family, STEM, and binge-watching TV! 

I have started many different businesses, some even in... 
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